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From the District

The people of Kirklees can be assured that we are making the district a safer place to live and work.

We have set out plans to prioritise our services in the community over the coming year and we would encourage you to take a look at these plans in detail.

Kirklees District Action Plan 2021/22

Your Fire and Rescue Service 2020 – 2023

Our priorities are:

  • Deliver a proactive community safety programme.
  • Deliver a professional and resilient emergency response service.
  • Provide a safe skilled workforce that serves the needs of a diverse community.
  • Provide effective and ethical governance and achieve value for money.

Kirklees District team and Fire Stations continue to build on the successful integrated partnership work achieved so far. We intend to do this by enhancing links with our key partners and establishing initiatives to focus on supporting the most vulnerable members of our community.  We will also continue to lead on road safety through the Kirklees Road Safety Partnership. Kirklees District Team are also looking forward to working in collaboration with key partners to progress new areas such as youth engagement.

We are currently planning a series of exercises that are tailored towards both local and national risk. We have a number of large-scale exercises planned that incorporate both hazardous material (Hazmat) and mass decontamination elements. Fire Stations throughout Kirklees have a number of specialist capabilities in the areas of Hazmat and Technical Rescue which will also form part of our operational training focus.

About this district

Kirklees is one of the largest metropolitan districts in England and Wales, with a population of 404,000 spread over an area of 157 square miles.

The area is a contrast between remote, rural areas and town centres. It includes a major motorway (M62) and rail network, together with risks such as Standedge tunnel, three major hospitals and seven Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) sites.

Kirklees has a history of strong partnership work, which continues to go from strength to strength.

Kirklees District

Population 404,000+

Size of Area 157 miles2

Fire stations in this district

External view of Cleckheaton Fire station


Cleckheaton Fire Station personnel strive to make Cleckheaton a safer place and reduce overall incidents by maintaining the ability to deal with fire and rescue when required.  The area incorporates…


The new Dewsbury Fire Station opened in August 2015.  It is located at Carlton Road and allows quick access onto Bradford Road (A652) and Halifax Road (A638) providing good links…


Oakroyd Hall was built in 1867 on what was the Halfway House Colliery. The house was occupied by several families until it was taken over by West Riding Council in…

External view of Holmfirth fire station


Holmfirth Fire Station was constructed in 1965 and sits on the outskirts of the village centre, being approximately 219 metres above sea level.  The station covers an area of approximately 28 square…

External view of Huddersfield fire station


Huddersfield Fire Station, built in 1960, sits on the edge of town and allows interaction with members of the public. There is a population of 119,239 and the area incorporates…

External view of Meltham fire station


Meltham Fire Station is situated five miles west of Huddersfield and the village, with a population of approximately 8,000, is approximately 250 metres above sea level.  The fire station, built in…

External view of Mirfield fire station


Mirfield Fire Station was constructed in 1965 and sits on the outskirts of the village centre.  The station covers the area north east of Huddersfield and is approximately 12 square…

External view of Skelmanthorpe fire station


Skelmanthorpe Fire Station was constructed in 1956 and sits on the outskirts of the village centre which is approximately 200 metres above sea level.  The station covers the area south of…

External view of Slaithwaite fire station


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…



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