Skip to main content
Link to Search

Our Blogs

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.

You can can narrow down your search by selecting a topic from the list below.

blurred background of staff with letters B,L,O and G in large text with different colours

A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter at Rakes Moss Wildfire

4 May 2020 By Colin Winterbottom

Speaking to Colin Winterbottom, Station Manager Incident Command & BA, who has been on the ground with the crews at the Rakes Moss, we get a clear understanding of how the days have been at this incident.

Wholetime

Becky Hinchley - Crew Manager at Ascot Drive Fire Station

22 March 2024 By Becky Hinchley

Becky gives her views on how inclusion is being inspired within Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and the reasons why she joined the sector.

International Women's Day

Bev Bridgwater - Being on-call in Bolsover

2 March 2020 By Bev Bridgewater

Bev tells us how she got into the Service and what it’s like to be an On-Call Firefighter

Role Models, On-Call

Bex Sims - Watch Manager Protection Policy

8 March 2024 By Bex Sims

Bex talks about the importance of women within the fire service and being a role model for young women and girls.

International Women's Day

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

CSO job reviews

31 October 2022

Read how it feels and what it means to join DFRS and become one of our dedicated CSOs (Community Safety Officers)

Safety Advice, Role Models

Danielle Heathcote - Working Mum and On-Call Firefighter

16 January 2020 By Danielle Heathcote

It never feels like a job as it’s so rewarding. It fits perfectly around my family life and I have a boy who is proud of his mama and I hope that it will encourage him to follow his dreams.

On-Call, Role Models

Does your smoke alarm need replacing?

28 January 2021 By Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service

We all know we should test our smoke alarms regularly (once a week) to keep us and our loved ones safe from fire at home; but do you know how often you should replace your alarms and batteries? They don’t last forever, so here’s some tips and to help you know when it’s time for a change.

Safety Advice

Employers who support DFRS On-Call

5 March 2020 By In2Frames

Hear how a family run framing business support On-Call Firefighter, Zac Morris. Zac, an On-Call Firefighter and employee at In2Frames in Staveley, is one example of an On-Call Firefighter, being wholly supported by his employer.

On-Call

Fund Raising for the Fire Fighters Charity

30 June 2022

The Charity supports all fire and rescue service personnel, whatever their role in the service. Together you helped us raise £46,895 for the charity in 2021

Fund Raising