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Where applicable, we publish responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

19023 - Mental health illness

FAQ Category: 
Staffing and Employment
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Ref: FOI/19023

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 15th February 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

I am currently researching PTSD and mental health across the UK emergency services. Therefore, I would appreciate it if you could assist me with several questions

  1. How many firefighters have taken their own lives between 2003 and 2017 inclusive.

Reply

None

Request

  1. How many firefighters are currently off work sick as a result of PTSD?
    How long has the officer been off sick?

Less than six months
Six to twelve months
Twelve to eighteen months
Eighteen months to two years
Two years plus

Reply

No firefighters were off work sick as a result of PTSD.

Request

  1. How many firefighters are currently off sick with stress or other mental health condition?
    How long has the officer been off sick?

Less than six months
Six to twelve months
Twelve to eighteen months
Eighteen months to two years
Two years plus

Reply

22 firefighters were off work sick with stress or other mental health condition in Feb’19

Request

  1. How many staff members are currently applying for ill health retirement or equivalent on the grounds of PTSD?

Reply

None

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