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Statement from family of injured Derbyshire firefighter

On Tuesday 21 March 2023 a Derbyshire fire engine was involved in a single vehicle collision. As previously reported, one firefighter was seriously injured in the incident and four others sustained minor injuries.  

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is continuing to support the injured firefighter and her family, as well as providing support to the other firefighters involved.  

DFRS is honouring a personal request from our injured firefighter not to be named and ask that the media and our communities support this request too.  

Statement from family of injured Derbyshire firefighter: 

"We would like to thank everyone who helped following the collision last Tuesday. We know how difficult it must’ve been for all her colleagues, and it has been a great comfort that her crew were not seriously injured.

"She is in the care of the amazing Major Trauma team at Northern General Hospital where she is already defying predictions and is out of ITU.

"We can confirm that her injuries are life-changing but, thankfully, she has absolutely no head injury.

"We know that with the love and support of her family, many friends, and colleagues she will face the challenges ahead with typical determination and courage.

"Thanks to her fire service family for the tremendous support they are giving us, and thanks to everyone sending love and best wishes."