A request asking for details of our budget, redundancies and use of volunteers.
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 29th January 2016
Please find below a summary of our findings.
The total budget for the fire and rescue service for this financial year (2015/16) and, if possible, the provisional total budget for each financial year from 2016/17 to 2019/20.
The provisional net budget requirement for West Midlands Fire Service is as follows:
2016/17 = £97.4m
2017/18 = £93.6m
2018/19 = £93.0m
2019/20 = £93.1m
Do you have plans to make redundancies in the Fire and Rescue Control Room in the next five years? If so, how many?
Do you have plans to make redundancies for active fire-officers in the next five years? If so, how many?
Do you have plans for any station closures in the next five years? If so, how many?
There is currently no plans
How many volunteers work at your fire authority, and do you have plans to increase the use of volunteers?
West Midlands Fire Service has the following number of volunteers
Community Volunteers – 113
Visitor Guides – 67
Photographers – 15
As a consequence of the funding settlement under comprehensive spending review, have you had to change any plans to upgrade equipment or recruit new staff?
At his time there are no change any plans to upgrade equipment or recruit new staff
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW.