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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service To Host Two Hour Live Q&A Session Via Social Media

At midday on Wednesday 17 January 2018, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) opened the recruitment process for Wholetime Firefighters, seeking applications from Derbyshire residents who want an extraordinary and rewarding career as a Firefighter.

Recruitment will run for two weeks from midday on the 17 January 2018, ending at midday on the 30 January 2018. 

Chief Fire Officer Terry McDermott said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the people of Derbyshire to join a high performing and excellent fire and rescue service.

“The role of a modern Firefighter is extremely varied.  Firefighters not only train to respond to a diverse range of incidents from; fires, road traffic collisions, specialist rescues - such as large animal rescues and water rescue incidents, but they also spend a growing amount of time engaging with and educating our communities, to help prevent emergency incidents occurring.

“There has never been a more exciting time for new Firefighters to be joining Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.  We now boast one of the best operational training facilities in the country, a place that will become home to successful applicants as they undertake their initial training, the first step towards an extraordinary and rewarding career as a Firefighter.”

From midday on 17 January 2018, interested applicants have been able to access the online application portal at where full details relating to the recruitment process, including entry requirements, recruitment schedule and frequently asked questions is currently available.

A selection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) is available on the Service website.  However interested applicants can ask questions in relation to the role, the recruitment and selection process and details of the training new recruits undergo, during a live Twitter question and answer session. Specially selected specialists from Human Resources, Operational Response and Learning and Development will be available on social media to answer questions from 17:30 hours until 19:30 hours on Tuesday 23 January. Following this session, all relevant questions and answers will be added to the Services recruitment FAQs.

Anyone can take part in this Twitter/Facebook live session by logging on to Twitter* (@DerbyshireFRS) during the 2 hour live session and typing in their questions.

*Please prefix your question with @DerbyshireFRS.

The recruitment process will remain open until midday on 30 January 2018. All applications must be made via the online process which can be accessed at is available for email queries regarding this recruitment process.