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FOI4631 / December 2023 / Workforce Data

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – "Can I please request the number of firefighters employed by the authority which are currently on long term sick leave? If specifically, firefighters is not possible, just total staff employed by the authority would be good. "

As of today (4th December 2023), Long Term Sickness (over 28 days absence):

Wholetime, all levels = 23

On-Call, all levels = 17

Control, all levels = 1

We hope you find this information useful.


Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data (

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website

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Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

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 sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications