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Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Services to celebrate International Control Room Week

From 18-24 October 2021, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services will celebrate the work of its joint control room staff as part of International Control Room Week.

Our Control staff can deal with traumatic and stressful situations on a daily basis and both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services will be attempting to raise public awareness of their lifesaving and life-changing work by celebrating their staff throughout the week.

As part of the week, our control room staff undertake a challenge to raise money for charity. This year, they will be supporting Youth Homeless Charity and Marie Curie Cancer Research with the Great Control Bake Off.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Rob Taylor said, “Last year’s overwhelming support demonstrates just how important it is to celebrate the amazing work of Control Room staff and why they should get the recognition they richly deserve.

“Members from across both Services have highlighted just how important Control is to ensuring operations run as smoothly as possible and it would be great for us to promote all of what we do to help raise awareness to the public.”

Craig Parkin, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at NFRS, said: “The staff in our Joint Control Room are the unseen force behind the work of our operational crews. They work extremely hard and are always there at people’s time of need.

“International Control Room Week gives us time to pause and celebrate the amazing people we have and the outstanding role they play in supporting all our communities.”

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services and Control itself will be posting throughout the week on social media. You can stay up to date with everything that’s happening by following us:

Twitter: @DerbyshireFRS, @nottsfire, @DfrsNfrsControl

Facebook: @DerbyshireFRS, @NottsFRS

Instagram: @derbyshirefrs @nottsfire