Posted: Thursday 6 August 2020, 14:57
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has today published ‘Our Year 2019/20’, a document celebrating the Service’s key achievements from the last financial year.
‘Our Year 2019/20’ delivers key facts in relation to the Service’s financial position, staffing levels, incident information and incident response data, prevention and protection activity, property and vehicle inventory, LGBT+ and Inclusion activity in addition to collaboration successes and the Service’s awards and recognition.
Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Gavin Tomlinson said: “2019/20 was an incredibly busy year for the Service, one which saw our first inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and the award of Emergency Service of the Year in the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Service Awards.
“We responded to over 6,000 incidents, with over 755 members of staff committed to responding to just one of those – the potential breach of Toddbrook Reservoir Dam at Whaley Bridge.
“Our employees carried out over 16,000 direct engagements and delivered 13,000 safe and well checks targeting the most vulnerable members of our community, working to keep them safe and prevent emergency incidents in their homes. Sadly the impact of the current Covid pandemic had a direct impact on engagement activity in March 2020, but the Service has adapted and found new and innovative ways of continuing to ensure the safety of those most at risk of fire.
“These are just some of the highlights of ‘Our Year 2019/20’ and I hope that people will take a couple of minutes to read the two sided, easy read infographic document, that celebrates and acknowledges the breadth of work carried out by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, some in collaboration with partners, to Make Derbyshire Safer Together.”
You can view ‘Our Year 2019/20’ online here alternatively it can be viewed on the Service’s social media channels.
Our Year 2019-20 (Annual Report) (pdf 538.80 KB)