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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

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is involved in the First Contact scheme that acts as a single point of contact between people and a range of community-based support, services and benefits.

The scheme, which helps people stay safe and independent in their own homes, was piloted in the High Peak area and is also now running in Derbyshire Dales, Chesterfield, Bolsover, South Derbyshire and North East Derbyshire areas of the county.

People are put in touch with the First Contact scheme through many different channels including DFRS, Derbyshire County Council, police, district and borough councils, charities, children's centre staff, social workers and district nurses.

If one of the agencies visits someone and they identify needs their agency cannot provide, they ask the person if they want to fill out a checklist which can help pinpoint any other services or support they may need.

The checklist covers a number of services including:

  • home fire safety checks including fitting free smoke alarms
  • home security checks and crime reduction advice
  • housing advice, repairs and adaptations
  • support for families
  • information on community transport schemes
  • advice on healthy living
  • energy efficiency advice
  • benefits advice
  • falls assessments and advice on falls prevention

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.

Memorandum of understanding with Derby Homes

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.

Safer and stronger communities across Derby and Derbyshire

We work with partners at a strategic level to reduce the number of fires across Derbyshire. This Includes accidental fires in the home, nuisance fires and deliberate fire setting.

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