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21043 – Number of Employees (March ’20 – March ’21)

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Ref: FOI/21043 

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 further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 

Request 

1) 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 

  Headcount 
Wholetime   1404 
Retained   0 
Control   65 
Support   422 
Total   1891 
     
Wholetime-retained  51 

 

Request 

2) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2021: 

   Headcount 
Wholetime    
Retained    
Control    
Support    
Total    
     
Wholetime-retained   

 

Reply 

  Headcount 
Wholetime   1398 
Retained   0 
Control   65 
Support   434 
Total   1897 
     
Wholetime-retained  57 

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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