19110 – Roles and responsibilities

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Ref: FOI/19110


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 14th August 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.


1.) Do senior ranks engage in any operational work, e.g. attending incidents, supervising rescues/firefighting?




2.) Have junior ranks/equipment/facilities been cut in recent years? If so, are senior roles also scrutinised whenever budget/job cuts are discussed/proposed?


All roles within the organisation are subject to review


3.) What type of incidents would require the presence of the aforementioned senior ranks?


This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requester. Information concerning our  What type of incidents would require the presence of the aforementioned senior ranks can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

https://www.fbu.org.uk/download/file/fid/2892.   (please copy and address link into browsers)

This information is available in the NJC Conditions of Service (Grey Book) – section 3 Roles and Responsibilities, and section 4 Duty Systems and Hours of Work.

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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