Q2 performance summary 2022-23
July - September 2022
- 2,300 incidents attended between July and September, a 25% increase on the period average
- In Q2, our crews attended over 1,000 fire incidents.
Malicious False Alarms
- We attended 19 hoax fire calls in Q2, distracting our crews from potential life-threatening situations.
- In Q2, 16,500 emergency calls were answered by Joint Control staff, the highest recorded quarterly total for Joint Control.
- Control operators achieved an average call handling time of 92 seconds to P1 and P2 fires.
- Our first pumps arrived at 70% of life-risk fires within 10 minutes of being mobilised, which is below our target of 80%
- This quarter, our On-Call appliance availability was 77% while Wholetime pumps were available more than 99% of the time
- Over 700 Outdoors attended between July and September, the highest quarterly total on records dating back to 2009.
- 16 fires attended by 5 or more pumps, several which were on moorland/heathland.
Casualties and Fatalities
- 0 accidental fire fatalities between July and September.
- 8 people hospitalised with injuries from accidental fires in Q2
- 0 water related fatalities recorded in Q2, with incidents of this nature declining significantly on 2021/22.
Accidental Dwelling fires
- 100 accidental house fires attended between July and September
- 84% of houses that had an accidental fire in Q2 had a smoke alarm fitted.
- Crews attended close to 500 deliberate fires between July and September, the highest Q2 total of the last decade.
- Incidents were above average in all 3 service areas, with Chesterfield, Nottingham Road, Heanor and Ascot Drive seeing the biggest increase at station level.
- Prevention work alongside partners has been ongoing in spike areas.
Emergency Special Services
- DFRS attended over 400 emergency special service incidents in Q2, including helping out Police and Ambulance on 80 occasions.
- 8 people were killed and 26 seriously injured at RTCs attended by DFRS during Q2.
- By the end of September, 14% of our operational workforce were from under-represented groups and 11% of our operational workforce were female.
- During quarter 4, we recorded 2.1 average shifts lost to sickness.
- Between July and September, we delivered over 3,900 Safe and Well checks to vulnerable people in Derbyshire and we fitted over 2,000 smoke alarms.
- Just 22 non-domestic property fires in Q2, the lowest quarterly total on record.
- Our crews and protection teams visited over 900 commercial properties in Derbyshire to identify any potential risks to crews and to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
- Nearly 150 fire safety audits at commercial premises were completed in Q2.
- During the quarter, we undertook 13 training exercises, 4 of which were multi-agency exercises.
- DFRS achieved its higher ever Impressions on social media - 61,000 impressions for the photo of a discarded camping stove at the fire at Win Hill