Skelmanthorpe

External view of Skelmanthorpe fire station
Tel
01484 863514
Address
Cumberworth Road
Skelmanthorpe
Huddersfield
HD8 9AB
 
OS Grid Ref.
422877 410491

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About

Skelmanthorpe Fire Station was constructed in 1956 and sits on the outskirts of the village centre which is approximately 200 metres above sea level.  The station is managed by a station commander who is also responsible for Holmfirth and Meltham and is staffed by a full time local retained support officer and retained firefighters who operate the ‘on call’ retained duty system.  The station covers the area south of Huddersfield and is approximately 31 square miles which includes Skelmanthorpe, Denby Dale, Upper and Lower Cumberworth, Upper and Lower Denby, Emley, Scissett, Shelley, Clayton West, Shepley, Kirkburton and High Burton.  The station serves a population of approximately 31,500 with around 13,000 dwellings and borders with Mirfield, Huddersfield and Holmfirth Fire Stations along with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Recognition of support

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to local employers who release their staff to serve the community as `on-call` firefighters.

Also known as RDS (Retained Duty System) firefighters, on-call firefighters are not based in fire stations. Instead, they are on standby, waiting to be called out by pager. They may be at home, working for themselves or working for a company which allows them to leave work to attend emergency calls.

Like their full time colleagues, on-call firefighters are trained and equipped to deal with a wide range of incidents and situations. These include property fires, road traffic collisions, chemical spillages, animal rescues, flood and storm damage.

We appreciate the goodwill of such employers which enables our ‘on-call’ fire and rescue capabilities to be available in parts of West Yorkshire. Employers allow on-call firefighters, who live or work within five minutes of their local fire station, to leave work at a moment’s notice when their pager alerts them to an emergency in their community.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank the following employers for releasing individuals to enable them to be ‘on-call’ firefighters for Skelmanthorpe fire station:

  • JSC Construction
  • A V Motors
  • Royal Mail
  • MTR Windows

For further information regarding becoming an on-call firefighter, visit the following link

http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/careers/become-a-firefighter/

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Statistics

From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/01/2015 31/03/2015 6 27 3 18
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 10 43 5 28
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 12 36 4 20
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 12 32 3 17
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 11 39 10 18
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 17 39 2 20
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 12 37 7 18
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 13 28 3 12
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 19 57 3 35
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 9 36 10 17
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 16 41 3 22
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 10 35 4 21
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 19 60 10 31
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 13 34 8 13
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 19 61 7 35
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 8 26 13 5
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 32 55 7 16
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 11 44 10 23

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