Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service News

Derbyshire Fire And Rescue Service Chooses FireWatch Software Suite By Infographics

Derbyshire becomes latest Fire & Rescue Service to select Infographics’ renowned FireWatch software suite to manage resources and support agile working Infographics announced that Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) is the latest UK FRS to adopt their FireWatch fire service management suite, in another major client ‘win’. The FireWatch deployment will include modules to support Human Resource Planning and Management, Holidays/ Absence/ Sickness Management, Time Manag...

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Calls For Mandatory Installation Of Sprinklers In UK Schools In View Of Rise In Fire Incidents

Firefighters attended a fire at St Mary’s School in Darley Abbey, Derbyshire with six fire engines at the scene being supported by 2 aerial ladder platforms and a control unit. On arrival firefighters were met with a well-developed fire. Sean McClafferty, Chief Executive of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, said “The fire has caused extensive damage to the building. As a result, it is not safe for staff and pupils to enter. The school will be closed from Monday. Ima...

Recent Study Reveals That 54% Of UK Fire & Rescue Services Struggle To Record Social Media Response Times

According to a recent study, just over half (54%) of UK Fire and Rescue Services struggle to record their response times to inbound messages and enquiries across their social media channels. With inbound enquiries from residents and other stakeholders increasing overall and the number of social media accounts being managed by the services also on the rise, tracking KPIs such as response time is key to effectively serving stakeholder needs on social. Social media is a vital channel to communicat...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Service Supports NFCC In Urging The UK Government To Change Its Stance On Sprinklers

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) is supporting the position of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in urging the UK Government to change its stance on sprinklers. In particular it is asking for sprinklers: to become a requirement in all new high-rise residential structures to be retro-fitted in buildings more than 30 metres tall when they are refurbished should be retro-fitted in high-rise residential buildings over 30 metres with a single staircase, regardless of refurbish...

Firefighters Run In Support Of Veterans In Action Charity

All the money raised during the run will go to military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder On Tuesday 30th May, 2017, firefighter Terrance Gregg who is based at York fire station and Watch Manager Justin Rowe who is based at Malton fire station will set off from York fire station and run 296 miles, to North Devon, over a number of days. They are planning to arrive on Saturday 11th June at Royal Marine Base, Chivenor, North Devon, the home of Justin’s old regim...

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Firefighters Praise Bristol Firefighter Clothing In Flashover Incident

Examination of fire kit shows only superficial discoloration and damage to areas of the coat and trousers exposed Neither firefighter was seriously injured in the incident. Each has praised the level of protection provided by their PPE.Two Derbyshire Fire & Rescue firefighters called to a house fire in Somercotes were engulfed in a flashover, believed to have been caused by an exploding aerosol. One was thrown to the floor in the blast, on the first floor of the proper...

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