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.
How much does it cost to put a Station Commander through a level 4 fire safety diploma, including the cost of the course, and wages (including study time in works time).
Please see below for course details, duration and fees.
Course delivery is completed whilst on duty and current rates of pay for station commanders is available at the following link; https://www.fbu.org.uk/pay-rates/pay-settlement-2021
There is no allocated time for the completion of Pre-course and post course work, however this may be completed in an ad-hoc way.
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