29 May 2015
Fire stations in Wakefield district have signed up to the Safer Places Scheme. The voluntary scheme, managed by Wakefield District Council, supports vulnerable people with dementia, autism and learning disabilities….
10 Apr 2015
The Wakefield district is supporting the national Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Week which starts on Monday (April 13). West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) hope to raise awareness…
02 Oct 2014
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 issues surrounding youth…
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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.
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