Fire & Rescue

Current Events

Derby Fire & Rescue has been operating as a full-time city department since 2005 after more than 50 years of service from the volunteer department. Fire Chief John Turner and Deputy Chief Bill Pater lead a staff of 26 full-time firefighters, 13 part-time firefighters, and five volunteer firefighters serve the growing Derby community (pop. 24,000).

Tradition of Outstanding Service


The department continues the tradition of outstanding service to the citizens of Derby by delivering fire protection, medical first response service, fire prevention education, and fire safety inspections at businesses and in the community. The department ensures the highest level of training needed to keep fire personnel prepared for any event. In addition, volunteer and part-time firefighters provide service in a backup capacity to full-time staff.

Learn more about the department in the 2018 Annual Report
  1. Derby Fire & Rescue Calls: July 20, 2019

    Derby Fire & Rescue responded to the following calls during the week of July 14-20, 2019. Fire Report