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FOI / 3953 / 2019 - Vacancies and staffing levels

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Final Response:

1.     The total number of current vacancies for retained (part-time) personnel for your stations.

We have 87.25 Whole Time Equivalent vacancies. Or 116 3/4 Rate vacancies.

2.     Which position has been advertised for the longest period of time? (Please give in days.)

We do not advertise individual positions we have a rolling advert for on-call firefighters

3.     The current number of vacancies for full time (wholetime) personnel in your area for stations. Please detail which station.

Currently none

4.     Which position has been advertised for the longest period of time?

N/A as we do not advertise roles on specific stations

5.   On how many occasions, has a fire appliance been unavailable due to insufficient crewing levels? For each occasion, please provide the date, length of time the appliance was unavailable, type of appliance and the station it is based at.

Please find attached data for this question.

Methodology Applied:

Date Range: 01/04/2018 – 31/03/2019*

Data Source: STATSNX

Off The Run (OTR) Reason: OTR due to Shortage of Riders (SOR)

Appliances Inc.: Pumping Appliances only**

* Data is inclusive. For example, if an appliance is OTR due to SOR on 31/03/2018 and comes back on the run on 01/04/2018 then this record is included in the data set

** We only report pumping appliance Off The Run (OTR) statistics (i.e. Specials are excluded).

6. Has your station been unable to attend incidents due to insufficient crewing levels? If so - how many times? Please give details.

As a Service we do not report on Question 6, therefore we do not hold this information.

7. What's the furthest station (in distance) you've had to call to provide assistance to an incident because of insufficient staffing levels?

As a Service we do not report on Question 7, therefore we do not hold this information.

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.