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Fire Service Vehicle Incidents


  1. How many vehicles in Derby and Derbyshire have been damaged by fire engines so far this year? Please could you split the figures into whether the engines were responding to an emergency or not. If possible could you also split the figures into severity in terms of damage.
  2. How many fire service personnel have been injured in road traffic collisions so far this year? Again please split the figures into severity in terms of injures (fatal, life-threatening, minor etc).
  3. How many incidents have Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service been unable to attend due to vehicles blocking a narrow street so far this year?



Number of Vehicles Damaged by Fire Appliances
January - July 2017


Accidents driving on Blue Lights

Accidents not driving on Blue Lights

Severity of Damage to Third Party

Damage to Appliance



Minor - nearside wheel arch and the rear bumper was pulled away

Scratch on nearside locker handle



Minor - scuffed paintwork on offside rear bumper/wing

Superficial marks on offside rear wheel arch



None - clipped wing mirror of coach in slow traffic




Minor - scuffing to offside alloy/bodywork

Mark on nearside steel step to front passenger door



Major - offside front damage - bumper, bonnet/side

Nearside front bumper, lights, wing, wheel arch, step, scuffed paintwork



Minor bodywork damage / scuffed paintwork nearside rear door, wing, bumper. Rear bumper pulled away

Nearside wheel arch



Minor - rear bumper damaged and pulled away

Offside lower step to crew cab





Number of Fire Service personnel injured in RTCs

Severity of Injury



Minor - sore neck

This was an officer's car struck from behind whilst waiting at a junction. Not on blue lights.

3.  None

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