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Matlock Fire Station

Matlock Fire Station is a weekday plus station with 2 fire engines and operates with a full-time crew in weekday daytime hours, reverting to an on-call basis in the evening and nights and at weekends, predominantly responding to incidents in Matlock and the surrounding areas. Matlock is staffed by 1 wholetime watch and an on-call unit.

Contact Numbers

Contact Numbers

General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305



Chesterfield Road

District: Derbyshire Dales

Duty System

Weekday Plus

Personnel on this system provide Monday to Friday cover with additional weekend resilience. They work 8:00 – 17:00 each day with on-call support during these times. Outside these times the station is on-call.


On Call Training : Tuesday - 19:00 hours

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.

Rural Unimog

Rural Unimog

Able to attend rural fire service incidents. Crewed by 5 staff.

Unimog U5000

Unimog U5000

The Unimog is an all-terrain vehicle with 4x4 capabilities used extensively for rope, animal and technical rescue. It has a small Palfinger crane capable of lifting 530kg at full extension (13.9m) and two hydraulic winches mounted front and rear. Although the vehicle can support incidents involving fire it does not carry any firefighting media.

Palfinger crane lift capacity at full extension (13.9m) - 530kg

Palfinger crane maximum potential lift capacity - 2450kg

Palfinger crane 52m Cable drum maximum lift - 1.5 tonnes

Hydraulic winches pull rating - 5.4 tonnes

Weight of vehicle - 12 tonnes

Station Stats

Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)

Incident Type

2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Total 

House fire

16 11 12 39

Other building fire

12 13 4 29

Vehicle fire

10 4 6 20

Outdoor fire

16 34 15 65

Road traffic collision

10 24 23 57

False alarms attended

88 104 65 257

Other non-fire incident

18 31 31 80


170 221 156 547