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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 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

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

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

Jolene O’Sullivan – On-Call Firefighter

3 March 2020 By Jolene O’Sullivan

Working part-time as a Next Sales Assistant, Jolene found time to do the job she’s always wanted to do

Role Models, On-Call

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

Trainee Wholetime Firefighter Jordan Spencer - Week 2 Prevention and Inclusion

25 February 2020

Getting more technical input and some practical, the second week of training involved manual handling; due to the nature of our job we need to lift correctly and store equipment correctly to prevent injury.

Wholetime Trainees