22069 - Number of Firefighters Employed

FOI Number: FOI22069

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Published on 26 October 2022

Ref: FOI/22069 


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 


Please can you tell me how many whole time operational firefighters you employ as of 7 Jul 22 from the role of firefighter upto Watch Commander. 

How many people in your workforce have less than 5 years employment in West Midlands fire service as of 7 Jul 22 between roles of firefighter and watch commander 


We currently employ 1286 operational firefighters up to watch commanders, this includes both stations and departments. 387 have less than 5 years service.  

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