19044 – Number of employees – 2018 and 2019

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Ref: FOI/19044


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 5th April 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Specifically we would like to know how many (a) wholetime firefighter, (b) retained firefighter, (c) fire control room, (d) support staff and (e) total staff there were employed in your Fire and Rescue Service, measured by headcount, on 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019.


Number of people employed by West Midlands Fire Service (headcount) on 31 March 2018:

Wholetime 1410
Retained 0
Control 67
Support 437
Total 1914

Number of people employed by West Midlands Fire Service (headcount) on 31 March 2019:

Wholetime 1405
Retained 0
Control 63
Support 437
Total 1905

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