Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service area
Area Derbyshire, England
Size Approximately 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2)
Population 956,960
HQ The Old Hall, Littleover, Derby
Stations 31
Co-responder No
Chief Fire Officer Sean Frayne
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Joy Smith and Andy Waldie
Website Derbyshire FRS
Fire authority Derbyshire Fire Authority.
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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the county of Derbyshire, England.



The Fire Services Act 1947 created two brigades for Derbyshire - the County Borough of Derby Fire Brigade and the Derbyshire Fire Service. In 1974, local government reorganisation led to the creation of a single organisation for the county - Derbyshire Fire Service. The word 'rescue' was added to the title in the early 1990s to reflect the changing responsibilities of the service.[1]


Ilkeston fire station

There are 31 fire stations currently in operation with the service, consisting of:

  • 19 retained stations
  • 9 wholetime stations
  • 3 day-crewed stations[2]


There are a total of 58 front-line fire engines used by the Service, located at all of the stations. The specialist appliance fleet consists of (with stations they are based at in brackets):

  • 3 Aerial Ladder Platforms (Buxton; Chesterfield; Kingsway)
  • 2 Water Rescue Units (Chesterfield, Kingsway)
  • 2 Major Rescue Units (Staveley, Nottingham Road)
  • 1 Emergency Tender (Buxton)
  • 2 Water/Foam Carriers (Staveley; Ilkeston)
  • 1 Water Carrier (Buxton)
  • 1 Forward Control Unit (Buxton)
  • 1 Unimog multi-terrain vehicle (Matlock)
  • 1 Command Unit (Ripley)
  • 2 Incident Response Units (Alfreton)
  • 1 High-Volume Pump (Ilkeston)
  • 1 Environmental Unit (Alfreton)
  • 1 Fire Investigation Dog Unit (HQ)
  • 1 Rope Rescue Unit (Matlock) [3]

See also



  • Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (2010). "The History of Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service", Internal Publication.

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