19129 – Initial training

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Ref: FOI/19129

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 20th September 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How long (in weeks) is your basic or initial training package for new wholetime firefighter recruits?

Reply

The Trainee firefighter development programme last 8 weeks after which a trainee firefighter can respond to operational emergency calls. West Midlands fire service only recruits wholetime firefighters.

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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