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A request for information about staff on long-term stress leave during the last year – 18110

Ref: FOI/18110


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 25th July 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request data on the number of fire and rescue staff on long-term stress leave during the last year for which figures are available, as well as the total number of days they were on stress leave for, both broken down by staff category, if possible to include without incurring unreasonable cost or time effort for you.


Support Fire Control Uniformed
No of people 6 0 17
Duty Days 300 0 681
Total Days 418 0 1293


To confirm, long term sickness is 28 days or more.

If you have any queries about this email, 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

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.