16 Oct 2019
On Saturday 2nd November 2019, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is bringing back the annual charity bonfire and fireworks extravaganza! The event will be held at Fire Service…
27 Sep 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has been included amongst a strong list of shortlisted nominees for the Inclusive Companies Awards! The awards aim to recognise individuals who work…
20 Sep 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) brought a prosecution against Wakefield Grammar School Foundation and its former fire risk assessor Doctor James Gibson. At a hearing at Leeds Magistrates’…
20 Sep 2019
At a meeting today West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) has approved a public consultation on two suggestions from the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) relating to organisational change….
17 Sep 2019
A drama company is giving 16 to 18 year-olds in schools and colleges across the Bradford district a hard-hitting, multi-media theatre performance. The 60 minute play, called ‘My Dead Friends’…
16 Sep 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service(WYFRS) has been placed in the top ten fire services for diversity and inclusion! A total of 20 services participated in the Asian Fire Service…
06 Sep 2019
Work has begun to construct a temporary highway and walkway through the forecourt of Mytholmroyd fire station to divert vehicles and pedestrians so that vital flood defence works can continue…
22 Aug 2019
A man has today been sentenced to 27 months in a Young Offender Institute for arson, after lighting a fire on Ilkley Moor, which could have been “catastrophic”. Mohammed Zulkifl…
21 Aug 2019
Firefighters attended a house fire in Holme House Road, Todmorden, after an emergency call was received at 23.51 hrs on Monday 19th August. Crews from Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, Burnley and Illingworth…
16 Aug 2019
The 199th group of new recruits have celebrated passing their training with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) with a special graduation ceremony at Headquarters, in Birkenshaw. The ceremony…
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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the new Wakefield Fire Station, located on Brunswick Street. The £2.9 million project will see the existing fire station demolished and a smaller fit for purpose and more energy efficient replacement will take its place with much lower running cost.A sod-cutting event took place this morning with local dignitaries including the Chief and Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Roberts and Dave Walton, Vice – Chair of the Fire Authority Tracey Austin and the Mayor of Wakefield Councillor Charles Keith in attendance.
The ceremony marks the start of the build, with the new station, expected to be operational in August 2020. The new Wakefield Fire Station development programme started on 28th May 2019.
This is a phased programme commencing with the installation of a temporary appliance bay for use with the existing welfare accommodation during most of the project. This temporary bay will allow the next phase to begin – involving demolition of the existing six appliance bays and construction of the new two bay fire station on the same area.
Following construction and fitting out, the former welfare building will be demolished and the site work and security arrangements will be completed.
The actual construction site will require careful ongoing management and planning due to the continued use of the remainder of the site for operational fire and rescue activities.
The new station will have two bays adjoining the welfare accommodation which will include a kitchen/dining space, office spaces and a gym area. A new steel tower will be installed at the rear of the drill ground. The steel framed, brickwork constructed station will also have some panelling and pre-finished, low maintenance windows, roof edging and other finishes.
The fire station has been designed and detailed by Bradshaw Gass & Hope and will be built by Marshall building contractors.
It will offer a state-of-the-art facility, crewed by wholetime firefighters, providing emergency cover 24/7.
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