12 Dec 2019
There were several reasons to celebrate at the 200th West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service trainee course graduation ceremony today! 22 firefighters graduated, ready to keep the public safe across…
12 Dec 2019
A firefighter for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is showing off his impressive vocal talents with a twist on a classic Christmas song – to try and keep…
22 Nov 2019
On an exciting night in Leeds, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) celebrated winning four awards for its outstanding campaigns to promote fire safety in our community. WYFRS received…
19 Nov 2019
To mark Road Safety Week (18 November- 24 November) emergency services including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance have joined together to offer…
18 Nov 2019
Stark new figures released as part of Road Safety Week 2019 show there has been 49 people killed on West Yorkshire’s roads so far this year. In addition to this…
15 Nov 2019
There’s two weeks remaining to have your say on a public consultation on two suggestions from the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) relating to organisational change. The IRMP looks at…
06 Nov 2019
It was a busy Bonfire Night for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) with over 500 calls received by our Control Room over the course of the evening (between…
31 Oct 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a domestic property fire in Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, at 08.34 hrs today. Five fire engines from Otley, Silsden, Rawdon, Bingley and…
29 Oct 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is reminding the public to keep safe this bonfire period – while also making the most of the seasonal celebrations. With dozens of…
25 Oct 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are supporting West Yorkshire Police- as they ask the public to make sure Hallowe’en is a treat for all. Officers are asking those out…
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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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