Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  United Kingdom
Country  England
County  Derbyshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire Officer Terry McDermott
Facilities and equipment
Stations 31
Official website

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:

  • Buxton, Wholetime/Retained
  • Chesterfield, Wholetime/Retained
  • Staveley, Wholetime/Retained
  • Alfreton, Wholetime/Retained
  • Ilkeston, Wholetime/Retained
  • Kingsway, Wholetime
  • Nottingham Road, Wholetime
  • Ascot Drive, Wholetime
  • Long Eaton, Wholetime/Retained
  • Glossop, Day Crewed
  • Matlock, Day Crewed/Retained
  • Swadlincote, Day Crew +/Retained
  • New Mills, Retained
  • Whaley Bridge, Retained
  • Chapel En Le Frith, Retained
  • Bradwell, Retained
  • Hathersage, Retained
  • Dronfield, Retained
  • Clowne, Retained
  • Bakewell, Retained
  • Bolsover, Retained
  • Shirebrook, Retained
  • Clay Cross, Retained
  • Ashbourne, Retained
  • Wirksworth, Retained
  • Crich, Retained
  • Ripley, Retained
  • Belper, Retained
  • Heanor, Retained
  • Duffield, Retained
  • Melbourne, Retained


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; Ascot Drive)
  • 3 Water Rescue Units (Chesterfield, Kingsway, Buxton)
  • 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)[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service 2010, p. 7.
  2. ^ Types of fire appliances (accessed 2 Feb '07)


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