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Ascot Drive Fire station

Ascot Drive Fire Station is based in the Osmaston area of Derby and is also home to the Derbyshire Fire Control Room. It is a wholetime fire station with 4 watches, each with 1 Watch Manager, 1 Crew Manager and up to 5 Firefighters. There is 1 fire engine and an ALP (Aerial Ladder Platform) based at the station, which responds to incidents through Derby and Derbyshire.

Contact Numbers

Contact Numbers

General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305



Ascot Drive
DE24 8GZ

District: Derby City

Duty System


Wholetime Stations are staffed by wholetime personnel using a shift system of 4 watches (blue, green, red and white) operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This comprises of a 4 on 4 off work pattern of 2 day shifts (8am to 7pm) and 2 night shifts (7pm to 8am), followed by 4 days off.


Wholetime Training : Daily - Usually in the morning

Station Key Personnel

Watch Manager

The Watch Manager is identified from the role markings shown & wears a navy blue shirt. Their primary duty, is the running of the station and the management of the staff attached to that location. They are the officer in-charge of the fire appliance & take charge of incidents that they attend.

Crew Manager

The Crew Manager is identified by the role markings shown & wears a navy blue shirt. This person assists the Watch  Manager in the delivery of their duties, which includes standing in for them in their absence.This person rides on the fire appliance as a crew member but also has the qualifications to be in charge of an incident when required.

Fire fighter

Firefighters wear a navy blue shirt but do not have any role markings. Their primary role is to undertake the general duties required for the daily running of the fire station and forms the remainder of the crew that staff the appliance attached to that particular location.

Station Appliances

Water Ladder Pump

Water Ladder Pump

Able to attend all fire service incidents. Crewed by 3-6 staff.

  • 1800 Ltr water tank
  • Godiva 2010 world series multi pressure pump or Prima multi pressure pump
  • Carries a 13.5m or 10.5m ladder , a short extension ladder, a 9m ladder and a roof ladder
  • Newer appliances carry 100 litres of foam.



The hydraulic Aerial Ladder Platform, known as an ALP, traditionally serves two purposes, namely rescue and firefighting, although it is also often used effectively as an observation tower. It is designed for operations which involve medium and high rise buildings where they can deploy a high level of water or foam application to a fire or for rescuing people from high buildings. Other duties include floodlighting, bridging, lifting and scene surveillance.

The ALP will offer the IC the additional options of a water tower, high level lighting and camera. Mobilising of an ALP includes a dedicated support pump.

Maximum working height - 34m

Maximum cage loading - 400kg

Width of vehicle with outriggers deployed - 5.5m

Weight of vehicle - 23.5 tonnes

Station Stats

Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)

Incident Type

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Total 

House fire

66 67 58 191

Other building fire

31 32 25 88

Vehicle fire

49 43 50 142

Outdoor fire

161 172 139 472

Road traffic collision

48 50 47 145

False alarms attended

345 377 271 993

Other non-fire incident

131 85 123 339


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