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Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road Fire Station is based in the Chaddesden area 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 the MRU (Major Rescue Unit) based at the station, which responds to incidents through Derby and Derbyshire.

Contact Numbers

Contact Numbers

General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305



Nottingham Road
DE21 6FP

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.



Prime Mover with Major Rescue Unit

The MRU is Pod based and incorporates a prime mover. It carries heavy duty rescue and lifting equipment for use at Road Traffic Collisions or incidents involving larger vehicles such as lorries, trains, aeroplanes etc. It can also provide lighting systems, portable shelter, structural support at collapsed buildings and equipment for the detection of people at such incidents (snake eye camera and Delsar listening device).

Station Stats

Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)

Incident Type

2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 Total 

House fire

16 25 21 62

Other building fire

10 17 7 34

Vehicle fire

16 25 24 65

Outdoor fire

67 97 114 278

Road traffic collision

37 21 27 85

False alarms attended

180 123 167 470

Other non-fire incident

78 64 80 222


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