Secondary Employment

FOI Number: FOI23020

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Published on 28 March 2023

WMFS OFFICIAL – NEW – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI23020 

Ref: FOI/23020 

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 further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 

Request 

1. How many full-time/wholetime firefighters does your service employ as of 1st February 2023 

Reply  

1378 

Request 

2. Of these, how many are registered as having secondary employment? 

Reply 

168 

Request 

3. Please provide a breakdown of how many are employed by category eg 12 taxi drivers, 73 plumbers etc 

Reply 

Please see document below

Request 

4. Please supply any rules or guidance your service uses for secondary employment covering maximum hours or ineligible jobs 

Reply 

This information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. The information can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:   

https://www.wmfs.net/legal-terms-policy/outside-employment-and-secondary-contracts-policy/

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.  

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact 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: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. 

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