- Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage Area Derbyshire, England Size Approximately 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2) Population 956,960 Operations 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.
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.
There are 31 fire stations currently in operation with the service, consisting of:
- 19 retained stations
- 9 wholetime stations
- 3 day-crewed stations
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) 
- Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (2010). "The History of Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service", Internal Publication.
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