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FOI /3758 / 2018 - Staff employed by ECFRS

Initial Request:

We are collecting information about the number of staff employed by fire and rescue services. Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

Specifically we would like to know how many (a) wholetime firefighter, (b) retained firefighter, (c) fire control room, (d) support staff and (e) total staff there were employed in your Fire and Rescue Service, measured by headcount, on 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018.

We would appreciate a table for the respective years detailing the data in the following format:

1) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2017:

Headcount

Wholetime

Retained

Control

Support

Total

2) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2018:

Headcount

Wholetime

Retained

Control

Support

Total

Final Response:

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response to your request below.

We are collecting information about the number of staff employed by fire and rescue services. Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

Specifically we would like to know how many (a) wholetime firefighter, (b) retained firefighter, (c) fire control room, (d) support staff and (e) total staff there were employed in your Fire and Rescue Service, measured by headcount, on 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2018.

We would appreciate a table for the respective years detailing the data in the following format:

1) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2017:

Headcount

Wholetime - 621

Retained - 482

Control - 35

Support - 273

Total - 1411

2) How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2018:

Headcount

Wholetime - 612

Retained - 508

Control - 35

Support - 316

Total - 1471

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is http://www.transparency.essex-fire.gov.uk/ All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

Kind regards

Information Governance

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Telephone: 01376 576299

E-mail: informationgovernance@essex-fire.gov.uk