FOI-Entry/19081

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Ref: FOI/1981

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 1st July 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How many staff left the FRS in the rank of firefighter in each of the 6 years – 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19;

Reply

 

Financial Year Number of Firefighters that have left the FRS
2013/14 44
2014/15 43
2015/16 47
2016/17 63
2017/18 42
2018/19 52
Total 291

Request

What percentage of those firefighters left in each year: (i) on age retirement; (ii) on ill-health retirement; (iii) for any other reason.

Reply

  Percentage of Firefighters who left for the following reasons
Financial Year Retirement Ill Health Retirement Other Reasons
2013/14 61.4% 0.0% 38.6%
2014/15 53.5% 2.3% 44.2%
2015/16 59.6% 8.5% 31.9%
2016/17 44.4% 1.6% 54.0%
2017/18 42.9% 0.0% 57.1%
2018/19 51.9% 1.9% 46.2%

Request

Of those firefighters who left on age retirement in each year what percentage of these leavers were in the following age bands: (i) 50-55, (ii) 56-60, (iii) 60-65, (iv) over 65

Reply

    Age of Retiree Firefighters
Financial Year 50-55 56-60 61-65 66+
2013/14 92.6% 7.4% 0.0% 0.0%
2014/15 95.7% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0%
2015/16 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2016/17 89.3% 7.1% 3.6% 0.0%
2017/18 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
2018/19 81.5% 18.5% 0.0% 0.0%

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