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20038- Employment headcount since 31st March 2019

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Ref: FOI/20038

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 9th April 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

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 2019 and 31 March 2020.

We also request the (f) number of wholetime firefighters employed by your fire and rescue service as of 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020 (headcount) that also work a retained contract, and therefore could be described as “wholetime-retained”. To clarify, we only request the number of wholetime firefighters with an additional retained contract – we are not asking whether it is with your own or another fire and rescue service.

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

1) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2019:

  Headcount
Wholetime  
Retained  
Control  
Support  
Total  
   
Wholetime-retained  

2) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2020:

  Headcount
Wholetime  
Retained  
Control  
Support  
Total  
   
Wholetime-retained  

Reply

Please see below:

1) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2019:

  Headcount
Wholetime  1405
Retained  0
Control  63
Support  437
Total  1905
   
Wholetime-retained  57

2) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2020:

  Headcount
Wholetime  1403
Retained  0
Control  64
Support  422
Total  1889
   
Wholetime-retained  62

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