The number of staff employed by fire and rescue services years 2017/18 – 18055

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A request for information about the number of staff employed by fire and rescue services years 2017/18 – 18055

 

Ref: FOI/18055

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 9th April 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

We are collecting information about the number of staff employed by fire and rescue services. Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

Specifically we would like to know how many (a) wholetime firefighter, (b) retained firefighter, (c) fire control room, (d) support staff and (e) total staff there were employed in your Fire and Rescue Service, measured by headcount, on 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018.

We would appreciate a table for the respective years detailing the data in the following format:

1) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2017:

Headcount
Wholetime
Retained
Control
Support
Total

 

2) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2018:

Headcount
Wholetime
Retained
Control
Support
Total

 

Please note this is the same criteria used for reporting to governments.

Reply

1)

Headcount
Wholetime1410
Retained0
Control63
Support435
Total1908

 

2)

Headcount
Wholetime1413
Retained0
Control65
Support439
Total1917

 

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

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