Slaithwaite

External view of Slaithwaite fire station
Tel
01484 842618
Address
New Street
Slaithwaite

HD7 5AB
 
OS Grid Ref.
408220 414153

News

  • 08 Feb 2016

    Be part of the action!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is now accepting applications for on-call firefighters to serve rural areas of the county. Firefighters are needed to work on a standby basis to…

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About

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 7,906 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.

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 Slaithwaite fire station:

  • Meadow Court Residential Care Home
  • Equitrek
  • S Warman Farriers

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
01/04/2015 31/03/2016 56 142 13 73
01/01/2015 31/03/2015 23 51 8 20
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 20 40 7 13
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 20 50 7 23
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 18 47 7 22
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 15 46 2 29
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 16 49 7 26
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 23 57 8 26
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 8 29 8 13
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 12 45 5 28
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 9 27 2 16
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 9 35 7 19
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 12 29 4 13
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 11 23 1 11
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 21 53 9 23
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 10 34 4 20
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 16 42 1 25
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 36 74 7 31
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 14 49 5 30
01/01/1970 01/04/2015 56 142 13 73

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