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Covid-19 Supporting Our Communities

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is taking part in the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) Ready Willing and Able campaign.

This is to show how Fire and Rescue Services in the UK are going the extra mile to protect and support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

firefighters in kit with blue overlay and

Supporting the community blog

Pharmacy deliveries completed!

  • As of 16 May - 13,882 deliveries

Ready Willing and Able

Working alongside Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service have been supporting those most vulnerable in our communities by delivering prescriptions.

These prescriptions are essential for the most vulnerable in our communities, the very people who have been told to stay at home and shield themselves from the virus. 

A lot of these vulnerable people have no one to talk to and no one who can fetch and deliver vital medicines to them - this is where we step in.

As well as delivering prescriptions, our extra support now includes; a befriending service, providing regular check-ins and a friendly voice at the end of the phone as well as EMAS support, with the driving of emergency vehicles, collection and safe handling of patients.

collage of staff and appliances collecting and delivering items from local pharmacies

Supporting the community - crew video

The community thanking our keyworkers

Year 2 children at Carlyle Infant & Nursery Academy

montage of 6 pictures and 4 letters of thanks

The Service has received some thank you cards from year 2 children at Carlyle Infant & Nursery Academy, in Littleover. They wanted to thank all staff to say how proud they are of all of our keyworkers, helping to keep the country safe, healthy and happy.

Pictured are the lovely cards and messages sent in by the children. The staff and children say thank you to all!

Treats from a young girl called Lexi

A little girl called Lexi, 9 years old from Newbold, rang our door bell and dropped off 10 sandwich bags full of goodies and treats with a picture of the DFRS badge and a note saying "Thank you for looking after us!" We thought it was really thoughtful and it really brightened our day!!

Chesterfield Red Watch