Spend/Employees/Property Information/CO2 Emissions

FOI Number: 23128

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Published on 13 November 2023


Ref: FOI/23128 


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. 


1. How much did your organisation spend on the procurement of goods and services in the last financial year? 
a. If possible, please could you break these down and present the amounts spent on goods and services separately. 
b. How much of the total procurement figure is spent within the West Midlands? (if known) 


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 the West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:  



2. How many employees did your organisation have in the last financial year? 
a. Please can you give us a figure in pure numbers as well as full time equivalents. 
b. Please can you also provide the staff turnover rate (dividing total number of leavers in the year by the average number of employees in that year, then multiplying the total by 100). 


Employee Headcount: 1875 

Full Time Equivalent: 1818.6 

Turnover: 8.1% 


3. How much land and property does your organisation own within the West Midlands? 
a. Please can we have the estimated value of land and property (if known), each presented separately if possible. 
b. Please could we have the number of sites that your organisation owns. 
c. Please could we have the area (hectares) of the land that your organisation owns as well as the gross internal area of buildings (square meters). 


a. Total value of Estate £152m 

b. 42 sites in total 

c. Please see attached  


4. How much CO2 did your organisation emit in the previous year? 


We only hold data for 2019/2020, which can be seen below: 

Summary GHG Emissions Results 
Scopes FY 2019  tCO2e FY 2020  tCO2e % Variance 
Scope 1 3,335 2,790 -16% 
Scope 2 1,332 979 -26% 
Scope 3 6,901 5,544 -20% 
Total 11,568 9,313 -19% 

We are still collating the data for 2021/2022 CO2 emissions. We anticipate this information to be available in approximately 3 months. Please feel free to resend the request after this date.  

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 

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FOI Property Info Sept 2023
File format: .odt
File type: .odt
Information on property sizes and acreage for West Midlands Fire Service owned properties (September 2023).