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Freedom of Information

Published on 17 February 2021

Ref: FOI/21014


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 22nd January 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.


When the service refers to brigade managers is this relating to the roles of CFO, DCFO and ACFO?




With regards to the above roles can you confirm how many are in each post and breakdown by male or female.


1 CFO Male 1 DCFO Male 2 ACFO  1Male 1 Female.


With regards to the above roles can you confirm their shift pattern and how many are on duty at one time for 999 call outs


1 Brigade Manager is on duty at a time. Shifts are broken down to 3 periods in a 24 hour period as follows:


Can you confirm how many area managers/commanders the service have and broken down by male or female and the length of service each one has in this particular role


5 Area Commanders as follows

Gender Date commenced role
Male 23.10.12
Male 18.04.16
Male 13.01.16
Female 10.02.20
Male 07.10.20


With area managers/commanders can you confirm how many of them respond to operational incidents. Please also include their rota pattern and how many are on duty at one given time.


1 area commander is on at one time on a 24-hour cover shift (0900-0900) they provide 24/7 cover across the year and self-roster themselves on to cover shifts.

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