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Have Your Say

Introduction

Welcome to the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service's website where the Service invites the public to 'Have their Say' on public consultations undertaken, or views we are currently seeking. The section contains information on Current Consultations, Previous Consultations and Customer Feedback through our three feedback surveys; After the incident, Safe and Well & Business Fire Safety.

Customer Feedback

After the Incident

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Safe and Well Visits

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Quarter 2 2018-19

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Possibly by annual checks on smoke alarms for elderly people Thank you for your comment, we can confirm that we do provide information on how to check alarms and the frequency this should be done. We also work with partner agencies to make people aware of the importance of working smoke alarms, for when they visit properties. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to complete annual checks on smoke alarms for all, so focus our resources based on risk criteria.
Maybe to pay visits to the over 70’s, if only to remind them of Fire Safety in their home. I myself are grateful re. visit, as my questions were answered Thank you for your comment, members of the public over 70 years old are one of our high risk groups and therefore should receive a visit. We have very specific criteria for how to determine risk and prioritise our visits based on vulnerability of the public we serve.
I know it’s rather difficult but maybe pre-warn people of the visit. The officers and crew had time and explained everything, thank you for the service provided Thank you for your comment, we are pleased to advise that a trial is underway at Long Eaton and Buxton to deliver cards to addresses prior to visiting, this informs occupants of when the crews will be in the area and what the purpose of the visits are.
Only checked the alarm at the bottom of the stairs, did not include the one at the top of the stairs Thank you for your comment, our policy is for all alarms in the property to generally be tested, if accessible. Following tests, alarms in key areas that are not working are replaced.

Quarter 3 2018-19

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Business Fire Safety

Business Fire Safety : You said.... We responded

Quarter 1 2018-19

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You could have a named person that visits all businesses in Derby that give advice on how to improve fire safety in order to prevent a fire, especially after the two fires in Derby (Curzon St and Burton Road) and London Grenfell disaster. This aspiration is unachievable within the confines of resources available, however we have just appointed 3 business safety advisors who will take a more proactive role in promoting fire safety compliance within the business community across the county.
Perhaps arrive and work with contracted fire risk assessors, so we do not keep getting conflicting advice. This happens regularly. As the enforcing authority our role is to advise, educate and regulate. It would be inappropriate for us to work with FRAs and then also regulate their work (conflict of interest). Of course FRAs can always ask for advice from us where required as a means to perhaps avoid any conflict when we carry out inspection work.
Annual visit / inspection to ensure procedures are being followed correctly. Annual meeting with the residents of the scheme. Annual visits would go against our adopted methodology of inspecting high risk premises based on their individual risk. Annual inspections would also be onerous both of fire resources and unfair on businesses themselves. With regards to meeting residents, this responsibility lies with the responsible person or persons of the premise as opposed to the FRS as the regulator.

Quarter 2 2018-19

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By giving reasonable notice of any intended visit, only to ensure that there will be a responsible member of the Board available to assist DFRS have processes in place to provide reasonable notice for inspections in agreement with responsible persons, reasonable notice is defined as up to 5 weeks. Whilst we view this as reasonable notice, the vast majority of inspection dates and times are agreed to take place in less than 5 weeks and to suit the needs of the business, in this instance the visit was made at the request of the occupiers with a date and time agreed locally.
Be sure the secretary is aware if access to the tenants’ property is required. I twice asked if this was the case, so I could give my tenants adequate and legally required notice. On both occasions I was told only the communal areas would be inspected. This proved to be inaccurate In the case of HMO type premises Fire Safety Legislation enforced by DFRS applies to the common parts of the building. If/where further advice is requested beyond this, we will provide advice on a goodwill basis. A letter of confirmation is sent prior to a pre-arranged inspection detailing why the inspection is taking place, what this will entail and what to expect with opportunity to contact the Fire Safety Inspecting Officer if required prior to the visit. The letter that was sent in regards to the visit in question did state this and gave direction as to what other legislation was applicable.

Quarter 3 2018-19

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Current Consultations

Have your Say on our Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019-23 by sending your comments to our Director of Finance sallsop@derbys-fire.gov.uk.

The consultation will run until 31 January 2019.


Previous Consultations

Once a consultation has concluded publicly available results and commentary will be made available below. Just click on the consultation in which you are interested.

Removal of ALP and WRUs

Consultation on the proposed removal of the Aerial Ladder Platforms from Buxton and the removal of the Water Rescue Units from Chesterfield and Matlock Fire Stations.

This consultation has now finished.

DFRS Duty System Consultation Report

Report on the consultation on Glossop and Matlock Fire Stations duty systems

IRMP 2017-2021

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority (DFRA) is required to produce and publish an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). This plan is a core strategic document which drives all our work to respond to all foreseeable risks in Derbyshire. 

We manage risk through our activities in Prevention, Protection and Response, and are always looking for other ways to improve how we work. Our ‘Service development themes’ provide the strategic focus for us to do this. They are similar to those we have used previously and we hope to follow these strategic statements to concentrate our work for the challenges we face in 2017- 2021. In addition, each year from 2017-21 we will develop an action plan which will give direction to our work activities. We consulted on the draft IRMP between 5th December 2016 and 12th February 2017 and the report of this consultation can be found below. This was reported to Fire Authority on 16th March 2017.

The report on the IRMP taken to Fire Authority can be found here

The final IRMP document can be found here

A press release from the Chief Fire Officer’s can be found here

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