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Kingsway Fire station

Kingway Fire Station is one of 3 fire stations in the city of Derby. It is a whole time fire station with 4 watches, each with 1 Watch Manager, 1 Crew Manager and up to 4 Firefighters. There is 1 fire engine and a Water Rescue Unit based at the station, which responds to incidents through Derby and Derbyshire.

Contact Numbers

Contact Numbers

General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305



DE22 3LY

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.

Water Rescue Unit

Water Rescue Unit

The Water Rescue Units are, as the name suggests, are used for rescuing people and animals from a wide range of incidents involving water. This can be canals, fast flowing rivers, weirs, reservoirs, lakes etc. Equipment carried includes an airtrack, rescue sled and stretcher, throw lines, float lines and wading poles. It also has night vision binoculars, a mud lance and life jackets for members of the public. 

The water rescue units within DFRS have a 25 HP outboard engine powered boat capable of carrying 8 personnel. These are alternate staffed by WDS personnel and are based at Kingsway (Derby) and Buxton.

Weight of vehicle 3.5 tonnes.

Station Stats

Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)

Incident Type

2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 Total 

House fire

50 45 58 153

Other building fire

25 22 14 61

Vehicle fire

23 24 33 80

Outdoor fire

109 119 128 356

Road traffic collision

49 57 47 153

False alarms attended

327 424 356 1107

Other non-fire incident

75 110 132 317


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