16046 – Number of employees – 2015

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A request for information about the number of people employed by West Midlands Fire Service

Ref: FOI/16046

Dear Miss Jones


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 1st April 2016.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


We would like to know how many (a) wholetime firefighter, (b) retained firefighter, (c) fire control room, (d) support staff and (e) total staff were employed in your fire and rescue service, measured by headcount, on 31 March 2015 and on 31 March 2016.

We would appreciate a table for the respective years detailing the data in the following format:

  • How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2015:


Wholetime 1579
Retained 0
Control 61
Support 465
Total 2105


  • How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2016:


Wholetime 1509
Retained 0
Control 57
Support 445
Total 2011

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW.

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