Derbyshire firefighters battle industrial inferno


A recent fire saw crews from Derbyshire’s dedicated Fire and Rescue Services called out to a factory located in Glossop. Due to the large scale of the blaze, they required back up, and firefighters from Greater Manchester stations answered the call, joining them at the incident.

The fire started at an industrial estate situated in Dinting Lane that was once used by Lancashire Chemicals, and is still referred to locally by the name, despite ownership having passed to the Plater Group, another chemical manufacturer. Owners of industrial facilities like factories and chemical works must conduct fire risk assessments where they operate to ensure appropriate fire safety measures are in place in the event of an incident.

Early warning devices like fire alarms and smoke detectors can alert staff on site and even the local fire service when incidents occur out of hours. Enterprises requiring a fire or smoke alarm fitter in Chester, Glossop and other areas around the UK can depend on certified electricians to install equipment to the British Standard.

Derbyshire fire chiefs stated the blaze began on the third floor of the factory at around 8pm. An Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) and five individual appliances were dispatched to tackle the fire. On arrival, crews from Manchester and Derbyshire wearing breathing apparatus joined forces to quell the blaze, extinguishing it just after 9pm.

Police were also called to the incident and assisted onsite, ensuring that members of the public were kept well informed and at a distance from any danger.

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