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Partnerships

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service works in partnerships across Derbyshire on joint agendas in order to make Derbyshire a safer place to live, work and visit.

Key partners

Key partners we work with are listed below. Where a link is available you may click on the partner's name to be taken to their website.

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Our partnerships

The Service recognises the benefit of working in partnership with others to Make Derbyshire Safer Together.

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ASB partnership across Derby and Derbyshire

We work with our partners to reduce anti-social behaviour that can include; rubbish and wheelie bin fires, vehicle fires and other nuisance fires which can cause distress to local communities.

Derby neighbourhood tasking meetings

We work with our partners across Derby at local neighbourhood tasking meetings to ensure we are working to reduce crime and disorder in Derby.

First Contact Scheme

First Contact is a free service for adults living in Derbyshire. It provides an easy way for you to get in touch with local services who can support your wellbeing and help you stay independent. We are a proactive partner alongside a variety of local agencies.

Services that can be accessed through First Contact

We work with a variety of statutory and voluntary sector organisations who can provide advice and support around the following areas:

  • Staying safe and secure at home – including safe and well visits and smoke alarms, home safety and security advice, support for victims of bogus callers, rogue traders and scams, preventing falls, community alarms.
  • Housing support
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Work, learning, volunteering and income support
  • Families and relationships services
  • Health and wellbeing services and support

Once a checklist is filled out it is sent to the county council's contact centre Call Derbyshire which acts as the central point for the information.

The relevant agencies are then contacted and in turn they get in touch with the person direct to offer help and support.

Handy Van Partnership

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service helps fund the Handy Vans which provides a service to Derbyshire residents who are 60 and over or are referred by Derbyshire County Council Adult Care, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, the District or Borough Council, Derbyshire Constabulary or Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust.

The Handy Van will make a visit to eligible residents homes to provide the following services:

  • Home Fire Safety Checks
  • Smoke alarms supply and installation
  • Energy Efficiency advice
  • Practical tasks - for example, changing light bulbs, securing carpets and rugs, removing and hanging curtains, checking stair rails are secure and appropriate, path and door access clearance, securing tap washers to reduce dripping taps and other tasks, as appropriate.

Local strategic partnerships

We work at a local level across the 8 districts in Derbyshire to ensure that we work with our partners to reduce levels of crime and disorder across Derbyshire.

Safeguarding vulnerable people

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is committed to the safeguarding of both vulnerable adults and children across Derbyshire. We are represented on both safeguarding boards for adults and children and work to ensure that fire safety is part of the assessment criteria when working with vulnerable people in order to prevent harm or serious harm from fire.

Sustainable and stronger communities

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue service works with this partnership to reduce the amount of waste within our communities. In turn, this impact on the number of nuisance fires the Service has to attend.

The Board has a wide ranging agenda which includes; Transportation, Regeneration, Employment and Skills, Housing, Climate Change, Waste and the Street Scene.

Violence, alcohol harm licensing partnership

Working in conjunction with key partners across Derbyshire, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service works to ensure that fire regulations are adhered to in all licensed premises.

Lead fire authority partnership scheme with South Yorkshire Housing

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) and South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) have signed a joint agreement, the first of its kind, to provide an enhanced fire safety protection service and to work towards the promotion of domestic sprinklers being fitted into all new residential dwellings.

SYHA, founded in 1972 manages more than 6,000 homes throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire. They are the largest provider of Care and Supported Housing in the region being voted Regional Social Landlord of the Year at the Housing Excellence Awards in 2011.

As part of the agreement DFRS will:

  • Provide a Liaison Officer who will act as a single point of contact for both parties
  • Offer advice to SYHA in relation to all new build projects
  • Be available for consultation on projects that fall outside of the Derbyshire area

In return SHYA will:

  • Champion the promotion of domestic and residential sprinkler systems or other fire suppression systems within its own premises, and encourage fitting within its private housing stock
  • Enable DFRS to be represented on national Registered Social Landlord committees, meetings and forums

You can learn more about the partnership by reading the complete Lead Fire Authority Partnership Scheme agreement.

Lead Fire Authority Partnership Scheme agreement

Multi-Agency Hoarding Framework (MAHF)

Find out more on our hoarding page

Housing Providers

We have been working closely with the following housing providers to create a working protocol that will ensure greater consistency in the delivery of fire safety activity across the City and County for residents of social housing. The partnerships allows us to ensure the safety of our residents and compliance of our buildings and facilitate meaningful fire related workshops where we can share best practice and discuss industry updates.

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership

The partnership exists to reduce the number of people killed and hurt on the roads.

We offer safety advice for all road users and information about what the partnership is doing to save lives.

This includes road safety for:

DFRS are the lead for Young Drivers. As a partnership we deliver a number of educational initiatives in schools and colleges, and are engaged in a number road safety campaigns throughout the year. 

Cadent

We work closely with Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network, to promote carbon monoxide safety messages, provide carbon monoxide detectors to our most vulnerable residents and support people to sign up to the priority services register, to ensure they get the support they need should anything go wrong with their gas supply.

This strong partnership has seen Cadent support our memory diary initiative for people suffering with memory loss for a number of years and we continue to develop new ways of working to make Derbyshire safer together.