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FOI / 3843 / 2018 - Firefighter Recruitment Drives

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.

Initial Request:

I am requesting the following information:

Could you please disclose how many Wholetime Firefighter recruitment drives took place in each year, between 2000 and 2010. With that, could you disclose how many successful applicants there were, and also the total amount of applicants entered, in each recruitment drive. And lastly, at the end of each year between my requested period, how many Wholetime Firefighters did ECFRS have in total.

Final Response:

Please see the table below.



























The information provided represents activity in and figures at the close of each calendar year.

The number of 'cohorts' refers to the number of groups/intakes that we had join the Service during the year.

Headcount figures INCLUDE Wholetime Firefighters that work in specialist, non-station based roles.

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.