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A collection of stories from across the service.

Here you can read about all aspects of the service from a personal point of view from both our operational and non-operational staff.

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Meet Trainee On-Call Firefighter Oliver and find out about his journey so far.

27 November 2020 By Oliver Javis

Prior to joining the Fire Service I worked for a very large high street Bank as a Mortgage Advisor, for over 13 and a half years.

On-Call Trainees

Meet Chris, an On-Call Firefighter for Staveley

27 November 2020 By Chris Stewart

I’m looking forward to making a difference to people’s lives, I’ve always been a believer of putting others first

On-Call

Meet Richard, an On-Call Firefighter for Glossop

26 November 2020 By Richard Martin

I have been really impressed with how supportive the DFRS staff have been through the selection and training process.

On-Call

Meet Zoe, a new Firefighter on our latest Wholetime trainee course.

26 November 2020 By Zoe Mears

Zoe, a wholetime trainee on course 108, tells us about why she wanted to become a Firefighter and her journey so far.

Wholetime Trainees

Meet Caitlin, who in her spare time is an On-Call Firefighter.

20 November 2020 By Caitlin Haylett

On-Call trainee Caitlin tells us how she’s looking forward to working with her colleagues on station and getting out there to make a difference, big or small.

On-Call Trainees

Meet Natalia, who moved from our HR department to join our Business Safety Team

11 September 2020 By Natalia

Natalia, our Business Safety Advisor for Erewash, Derby City and South Derbyshire, talks about her experience of moving departments within the Service and her new role.

Role Models

Meet Sarah, our Business Safety Advisor for Buxton, Derbyshire Dales and High Peak

11 September 2020 By Sarah

Sarah joined Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) in August, during a time of significant change due to Coronavirus. Now a month into the role, we catch up to talk all things Business Safety and joining DFRS.

Role Models

Whaley Bridge - One Year On

31 July 2020

Whaley Bridge was put on the map this time last year when a major incident was declared in the small Derbyshire town. Downpours of torrential rain caused dangerous levels of water and structural damage to the dam at Toddbrook Reservoir which looked set to breach.

Colouring Sheets for Children

14 May 2020 By Our great graphics team

To help keep children occupied during the Covid-19 pandemic we have produced a number of colouring sheets for them to downloaded and colour in.

Covid-19

Thoughts from our Telephone Befriending and Shielding service staff

14 May 2020 By Support Staff

Our staff explain what it means to them to be given the opportunity to be part of the Telephone Befriending service and also participating in the Shielding Calls.

Covid-19