Mytholmroyd Fire Station
Mytholmroyd fire station is located in the centre of the village which has a population of 12,123 and incorporates 5,449 dwellings. The station is managed by a Station Manager, who is also responsible for Todmorden, and retained firefighters, who operate the ‘on call’ retained duty system. The fire station was built in 1973 and borders with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. There is also a station clerk who supports crews in their day to day work and is a vital asset ensuring the station runs efficiently.
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.
We're currently looking for new on-call Firefighters to join us here at Mytholmroyd Fire Station.
Being an on-call firefighter is a hugely rewarding role that can be worked around a primary employment.