External view of Slaithwaite fire station
01484 842618
New Street

OS Grid Ref.
408220 414153


  • 12 Feb 2014

    Let passion be the only thing burning this Valentine's Day!

    We all want our loved ones to feel special on Valentine’s Day and treating that certain someone with a gift is sure to put a smile on their face. Keeping loved ones safe from harm is also a way...

  • 10 Jan 2014

    Chimney fire sparks safety warnings!

    A crew from the retained Slaithwaite Fire Station attended the home of Irene Chaloner, in the village’s Nields Road, after a chimney fire broke out shortly before 5pm yesterday (9/1/14). Irene...

  • 22 Oct 2013

    Tick, Tock, Test Your Alarm

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks this weekend (27 October at 02:00hrs) - by taking a moment to test...

  • 25 Sep 2013

    Response to 25 September Industrial Action by members of the FBU

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank members of the public for taking extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial action...

  • 24 Sep 2013

    Taking extra care during industrial action

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking the public to think about what they can do to take extra care, to safeguard themselves, their family and their communities during the industrial...

  • 19 Sep 2013

    Industrial Action

    We have today received notification from the Fire Brigades Union of its intention to carry out discontinuous industrial action commencing Wednesday 25 September 2013 at 1200 (Noon) hours until...

  • 12 Apr 2013

    Your community needs you!

    As far as jobs go, they don’t come much more important than one which involves serving your community and saving lives. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for people in the rural...

  • 11 Apr 2011

    Fires prompt wildfire warning

    The weekend’s moorland fires have prompted a warning by West Yorkshire’s firefighters about the importance of taking care while in the countryside. Since Friday evening, moorland fires have...

  • 31 Mar 2011

    Praise for on-call service

    Major changes made at on-call (retained) fire stations across West Yorkshire are proving a huge success. A year ago more than £1m. was set aside to boost the availability of fire engines crewed...

  • 21 Oct 2010

    Stay safe this bonfire night

     Kirklees Arson Task Force staff are planning a safety blitz in the run-up to this year’s Bonfire Night. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Kirklees district team will join forces with...


Slaithwaite Fire Station, built in 1962, is a retained station staffed by a mix of retained and wholetime retained personnel. It is situated approximately 4 miles from Huddersfield and provides fire cover for the Colne Valley. There is a varying degree of incidents from moorland fires and road traffic collisions in its own area as well as supporting Huddersfield in a bigger built up area. The team is made up of a station commander who is also responsible for Huddersfield in addition to a watch commander and a team of on call firefighters. The population is 18,594 and the area incorporates 7906 dwellings. Personnel are involved in community groups for example scouts and guides who visit the station on a regular basis. The neighbourhood policing team are attached which is a valuable resource providing a police presence in the valley.



From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 20 40 7 13
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 18 47 7 22
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 12 45 5 28
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 23 57 8 26
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 16 49 7 26
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 8 29 8 13
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 9 27 2 16
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 9 35 7 19
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 11 23 1 11
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 12 29 4 13
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 10 34 4 20
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 21 53 9 23
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 36 74 7 31
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 16 42 1 25
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 14 49 5 30

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