Pontefract

Pontefract Fire Station
Tel
01977 702223
Address
Stumpcross Lane
Pontefract
Wakefield
WF8 2DQ
 
OS Grid Ref.
447041 422939

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The station, covers the eastern section of the Wakefield district and includes the villages of Wentbridge, Ackworth, Darrington and East Hardwick and also the residential areas of Carleton, Chequerfield, Willow Park, Monkhill, Nevison, Larkshill and Eastbourne. As well as these built up areas, it also covers a large section of the M62 from junctions 31-34. Pontefract station also borders with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The station area is approximately 16.89 square miles and has a population of 35,928. The area incorporates 15,298 dwellings.

The team at Pontefract is made up of a station commander and 24 firefighters. Staff work with local agencies and community safety partnerships who offer assistance by identifying those members of the community most at risk and providing referrals. They also help by providing assistance to vulnerable members of society, who reside in the area. Pontefract staff continue to forge strong links with the Neighbourhood Policing Team to jointly improve the safety of the area. Staff aim to continue working with partner agencies to make the Pontefract area a safer place for all residents and visitors.

Staff from Pontefract and neighbouring stations will be working in partnership with Wakefield Council and Pontefract New College to raise awareness of young driver safety and aim to produce resources to educate the local community and reduce accidents and injuries from road traffic collisions.

The new Fire Station has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ environmental performance rating and incorporates a range of high performance building and insulating materials and services. A grey rainwater harvesting and re-use system has been installed to collect rainwater for use in flushing toilets and there is a further surface rain water collection and storage system to assist with fire training procedures. Roof mounted solar panels pre heats the domestic hot water supply. 

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Statistics

From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/01/2015 31/03/2015 35 80 14 31
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 59 135 20 56
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 41 78 12 25
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 48 105 13 44
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 31 66 7 28
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 72 134 14 48
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 45 86 9 32
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 41 92 11 40
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 77 155 11 67
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 40 107 13 54
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 35 81 9 37
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 42 124 16 66
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 56 130 17 57
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 26 80 8 46
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 61 130 14 55
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 24 82 8 50
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 54 120 9 57
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 36 100 18 46

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