Staff Away Days – 15124

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A request for information on the number and cost of staff away days held.

Ref: FOI/15124


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 22nd September 2015

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Over the past three years please can you tell me how many staff training “away days” and/or team-building days have been carried out for staff?

By “away days”/team-building days I mean days where staff have been taken on a training course to another location by an outside business/practitioner.

Can you break down that answer to tell me the purpose of each training day, where it was held and the total cost of each?

Could you also tell me the total cost of the away days/training days per year?


This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. This information is not held centrally but at a local level and is the responsibility of the section manager to manage time spent on this activity.  Records are only kept on expenses incurred.

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