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FOI4654 / April 2024 / Workforce

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 – Under the FOIA I would like to know the following information: Since January 1, 2023, how many people at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have faced disciplinary proceedings?

26 people (based on the number of people under investigation in this period.)


Question 2 –For the above (1), please break the figures down by whether the individuals were firefighters or staff?

23 Grey Book employees (Firefighters and above)

3 Green Book employees (Support staff)


Question 3 –What were the allegations made against these (1) people? Please provide a breakdown per allegation?

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) do not currently track all category types of allegations.

The data that we do track, is as below:

Bully/Harassment 2

Discriminatory Behaviour 1

Other 23


Question 4 –What were the outcomes to these (1) proceedings? Please provide a breakdown per outcome (eg. written warning, final written warning, dismissed, no further action etc)?

Dismissal 1

First written warning 4

Final written warning 2

Resigned prior to completion of process 3

No formal sanction 1

No case to answer 7

Outcome unknown 1


Question 5 –Please provide a blank copy of all surveys/questionnaires/feedback forms sent to ECFRS staff since January 1, 2023?

Please find attached copies of all surveys/questionnaires/feedback forms sent to ECFRS staff since 1st January 2023.


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 All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.




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.


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