fire officers standing in front of vehicles

If the need arises in the coming weeks, fire service personnel will work alongside EMAS Urgent Care colleagues and will carry out support tasks such as driving our Urgent Care vehicles and the safe moving and handling of our patients.

EMAS Chief Executive Richard Henderson said: 

“During these unprecedented times, we are more grateful than ever for the support of our blue light colleagues for offering to step in to support our staff and our patients.”

Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Gavin Tomlinson said:

“Each and every one of us has a part to play in beating this virus and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service will continue to play its part wherever possible, whilst continuing to provide an emergency 999 response should we be needed.”