External view of Wakefield fire station
01924 334020
Brunswick Street

OS Grid Ref.
433949 420668


  • 05 Jun 2015

    Fire service helps charity for disabled children recruit volunteers

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children by offering community rooms for the charity’s use for the recruitment of volunteers. The sessions...

  • 02 Oct 2014

    Making a dramatic difference to fire safety!

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has teamed up with award winning theatre company, Performance in Education, to deliver a hard-hitting fire safety production. “Flashpoint” addresses...

  • 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...

  • 16 Dec 2013

    Sod cutting for new South Kirkby Fire Station

      A gleaming spade will sink into the ground on Wednesday (December 18) marking the beginning of construction work on a new fire station at South Kirkby. The sod cutting ceremony will see fire...

  • 22 Nov 2013

    Quick-thinking teenager saves grandmother after chip pan fire breaks out in home

    Quick-thinking youngster Katie Ryan raised the alarm after a chip pan fire started in her grandmother’shome in the Hemsworth area of Wakefield on the evening of Tuesday, November 19.Maureen...

  • 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...

  • 01 May 2013

    Emergency Services Weekend

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are holding an Emergency Services Weekend at the Trininty Walk, Wakefield City Centre on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May from 11am to 3pm on both days....

  • 07 Sep 2012

    Authority launches county-wide consultation on fire cover plans

      12-week listening exercise Councillors today launched a 12-week public consultation exercise on radical plans to reform fire cover across West Yorkshire. Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling’s...

  • 27 Jul 2012

    Fire crews to promote road safety

      Firefighters will demonstrate the shocking consequences of being involved in a road traffic collision when they take part in a road safety event in Wakefield city centre. The Roadshow on 10...

  • 14 May 2012

    Young Firefighters celebrate graduation

    Around 200 teenagers from schools around West Yorkshire passed their Young Firefighters course with flying colours. The young people carried out a number of fire drills in front of their family,...

  • 24 Jan 2012

    New district commander for Wakefield

    Group Manager Martin Langan has been appointed the new district commander for Wakefield. Martin has served at most fire stations in the district during his career so far, most notably as watch...

  • 18 Nov 2011

    Young people applauded for completing course

    Young people in Wakefield will be rewarded for completing a gruelling course which has seen them put through their paces by firefighters and police officers. The 10-week combined services course...

  • 18 Oct 2011

    Preparing for a safe Bonfire Night in Wakefield district

    Fire service staff will join forces with partner agencies in the run-up to Bonfire Night to keep Wakefield safe. Hundreds of school children across the district will benefit from safety talks in...

  • 19 Jul 2011

    Holiday getaway prompts motorway safety warning

    West Yorkshire firefighters will be urging drivers to take care on the motorway when they head off on their holidays this summer. The Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) Road Safety Day on...

  • 18 May 2011

    Young firefighters celebrate their graduation

    More than 200 teenagers from schools around West Yorkshire passed their Young Firefighters course with flying colours this month. The young people carried out a number of fire drills in front of...

  • 03 May 2011

    Revolutionary dual-purpose appliances go on run

    Two revolutionary appliances which combine the benefits of a traditional fire engine and a high-rise platform have gone on the run in West Yorkshire.   The dual-purpose machines are based at...

  • 22 Nov 2010

    Firefighters appeal for safer roads (Wakefield)

    Wakefield firefighters will be urging drivers to slow down, belt up and switch off during this year’s Road Safety Week (22 to 28 November). West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has...

  • 21 Oct 2010

    Brigade backs Wakefield pride

    West Yorkshire fire chiefs are backing Wakefield Pride 2010. The event, on Sunday 8 August, is one of the most popular Pride events in the county and will feature a march through the city centre...

  • 12 Oct 2010

    Protect your property from arson

    Firefighters are urging businesses to take some simple precautionary steps to avoid becoming the victims of arson. It is feared that skips, wheelie bins and bags of rubbish left close to...


Wakefield Fire Station area covers 35 square miles incorporating a diverse community of over 91,951 people. The area consists of a variety of industrial, commercial, residential and rural locations together with the 39,549 dwellings within the station area. The makeup of the station area provides a wide range of different incidents for the staff to deal with using a pumping appliance, a brand new Combined Aerial and Rescue Pump (CARP), and a specialised flood rescue vehicle.

The station has a station commander and 48 operational firefighters working a 42 hour week on a shift system. The staff are specially trained in flood provision and rescues from swift water as well as their usual firefighting and rescue skills. The station is very active in partnership working to reduce risk and improve safety for the Wakefield public and is the headquarters for the successful Young Firefighters Scheme. The fire station was built in 1963 and borders with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.



From To Fires Attended Incidents Attended Special Service Calls False Alarms
01/01/2015 31/03/2015 67 173 11 95
01/10/2014 31/12/2014 57 182 15 110
01/07/2014 30/09/2014 108 250 18 124
01/04/2014 30/06/2014 65 190 7 118
01/01/2014 31/03/2014 63 185 23 99
01/10/2013 31/12/2013 44 177 22 111
01/07/2013 30/09/2013 110 293 17 166
01/04/2013 30/06/2013 89 218 23 106
01/01/2013 31/03/2013 55 170 15 100
01/10/2012 31/12/2012 49 187 29 109
01/07/2012 30/09/2012 74 244 26 144
01/04/2012 30/06/2012 84 248 31 133
01/01/2012 31/03/2012 85 236 26 125
01/10/2011 31/12/2011 105 270 26 139
01/07/2011 30/09/2011 159 374 41 174
01/04/2011 30/06/2011 174 369 33 162
01/01/2011 31/03/2011 104 289 13 172
01/10/2010 31/12/2010 88 341 39 214

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