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Welcome to the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service's website where the Service invites the public to 'Have their Say' on public consultations undertaken, or views we are currently seeking. The section contains information on Current Consultations and Previous Consultations.

Current Consultations

Review of Duty (Shift) Systems and Ways of Working

Review of Duty (Shift) Systems and Ways of Working at Matlock and Glossop Fire Stations Consultation which runs from the 8th December 2017 to 16th February 2018.

In March 2017 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority approved our Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2017-2021 which went live in April 2017. This plan is a core strategic document which drives all our work to respond to all foreseeable risks in Derbyshire as well as meet the financial challenges we continue to face. By 2019-2020 the Service needs to find £1.6m in savings.

As part of a Year 1 Action Plan 2017-2018, we have reviewed the duty systems at Matlock and Glossop. These stations were chosen based on extensive and thorough data and performance analysis carried out in 2016 within our Emergency Response Review and as part of our risk analysis within the IRMP. This identified the need to review the overall cost effectiveness of these stations based on the limited number of incidents attended, the reducing risks in the communities and the overall running costs. This review was presented to Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority and approval was given to explore alternative staffing systems.

In September 2017 a range of options was presented. A shortlist of three options for consultation were selected, based on their appropriateness to meet demand, manage the risk in the area, their ability to be implemented and provide financial savings without detrimentally affecting the response times.

We are inviting comments on the three options and invite you to complete the questionnaire, available online, with supporting documentation that we encourage you to read by follow this link

A link to the consultation questionnaire can be found here

If you have any questions about the questionnaire in general or require further copies in alternative formats please contact us via phone on 01773 305 305 or via email

We look forward to receiving your response.

Budget Consultation

At its meeting on 1st December 2016, the Fire Authority considered the Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2017/2021 which included a draft budget strategy.

A copy of the full paper presented to Members can be found through the following link, for your information and consideration.

The Authority would value your comments and suggestions in relation to its strategy, including the proposal to increase Council Tax by just under 2%, equivalent to £1.40 per household for a Band D Property. The Authority is scheduled to meet on 23rd February 2017 to finalise the budget and set its Council Tax and precepts for 2017/2018.  In order for your response to be fully considered and taken into account in preparing the final budget report, we would be grateful to hear from you by no later than Wednesday 8th February 2017.

Please send your responses, in respect of the Medium Term Financial Strategy, to the Treasurer for the Authority:

Derbyshire County Council Budget Consultation 2018/2019

Like councils up and down the country Derbyshire County Council are having to manage their budget very carefully - continuing to provide high quality services you want and need while making savings where they can.

To find out more please visit their website Budget consultation 2018/2019

Previous Consultations

Once a consultation has concluded publicly available results and commentary will be made available below. Just click on the consultation in which you are interested.

IRMP 2017-2021

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority (DFRA) is required to produce and publish an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). This plan is a core strategic document which drives all our work to respond to all foreseeable risks in Derbyshire. 

We manage risk through our activities in Prevention, Protection and Response, and are always looking for other ways to improve how we work. Our ‘Service development themes’ provide the strategic focus for us to do this. They are similar to those we have used previously and we hope to follow these strategic statements to concentrate our work for the challenges we face in 2017- 2021. In addition, each year from 2017-21 we will develop an action plan which will give direction to our work activities. We consulted on the draft IRMP between 5th December 2016 and 12th February 2017 and the report of this consultation can be found below. This was reported to Fire Authority on 16th March 2017.

The report on the IRMP taken to Fire Authority can be found here

The final IRMP document can be found here

A press release from the Chief Fire Officer’s can be found here

IRMP 2016-2017

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