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Who We Are and What We Do

Who We Are and What We Do

Who We Are

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service covers over 1,000 square miles, which includes a variety of urban and rural communities with a population of approximately 980,000.

The Service currently employs approximately 360 wholetime firefighters, 331 retained duty system firefighters, 27 Command and Control personnel and 176 support personnel. The Services operates and maintains 31 fire stations, four area offices and the Services headquarters in Ripley, Derby.

The Services governing body is the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority which provides strategic leadership, monitors the costs incurred by the service and sets the budget.

For more information on the structure of the service or the facilities we operate please browse the sub-sections given below.

What We Do

The work of the service is split into three main categories; prevention and protection, which are part of the community safety portfolio, and response. The work of these portfolios made possible with the help of the support portfolios.

The Service is also required to assess the risks to the communities of Derbyshire and to plan for emergencies not just within Derbyshire but across the borders as part of a national response to emergencies.

You can learn more about our work by visiting the sections below.

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