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Derby Road


General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305

Duty System


Wholetime Training : Daily Usually in the morning.
On Call Training : Weekly Tuesday 18:30

Ilkeston Fire Station has both a wholetime, and on-call station with 2 fire engines and a high volume pumping appliance. They predominantly respond to incidents in Ilkeston and the surrounding areas of Cotmanhey, Kirk Hallam, Stanton by Dale, Shipley Common, High Lane and West Hallam and other areas. The station is crewed by 4 wholetime watches each with a watch manager, a crew manager and up to 5 firefighters, and the on-call unit is crewed by 1 watch manager, 2 crew managers and up to 12 firefighters.

Duty System

Wholetime Duty System

Wholetime Stations are staffed by wholetime personnel using a shift system of 4 watches (blue, green, red and white) operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This comprises of a 4 on 4 off work pattern of 2 day shifts (8am to 7pm) and 2 night shifts (7pm to 8am), followed by 4 days off.

  • Alfreton
  • Ascot Drive
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfield
  • Ilkeston
  • Kingsway
  • Long Eaton
  • Nottingham Road
  • Staveley

On Call Duty System

On-Call Stations are staffed by Firefighters who are members of the community and are paid to respond to emergencies. They do not staff the fire station 24 hours a day like full-time firefighters on the wholetime duty system. They are notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty. On-Call Firefighters will book themselves available for fire calls and, if a call comes in during the hours they have agreed to be on call, they must reach the fire station within the allocated time usually within 5 minutes of receiving the pager message.

Most of our On-Call Firefighters are in full-time employment, with an agreement from their employers to leave to attend an emergency call and nearly all carry out their community engagement, prevention and protection duties.

  • Alfreton
  • Ashbourne
  • Bakewell
  • Belper
  • Bolsover
  • Bradwell
  • Buxton
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Clay Cross
  • Clowne
  • Crich
  • Dronfield
  • Duffield
  • Hathersage
  • Heanor
  • Ilkeston
  • Long Eaton
  • Melbourne
  • New Mills
  • Ripley
  • Shirebrook
  • Staveley
  • Whaley Bridge
  • Wirksworth

Station Key Personnel

Watch Manager

Crew Manager

Fire Fighter

Watch Manager

The Watch Manager is identified from the role makings shown & wears a navy blue shirt. Their primary duty, is the running of the station and the management of the staff attached to that location. They are the officer in-charge of the fire appliance & take charge of incidents that they attend.

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Station Appliances

Water Ladder Pump

Water Carrier


Water Ladder Pump

Able to attend all fire service incidents. Crewed by 4-6 staff.

  • 1800 Ltr water tank
  • Godiva 2010 world series multi pressure pump or Prima multi pressure pump
  • Carries a 13.5m or 10.5m ladder , a short extension ladder, a 9m ladder and a roof ladder
  • Newer appliances carry 100 litres of foam.
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