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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 Jarvis

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