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FOI / 4035 / 2019 - Length of service for firefighters


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.

Initial Request:

I would like to make a request for the following information:

The median and/or length of service for Firefighters, Crew Managers,

Watch Manager A and Watch Manager B.

And the median/average length of service on promotion between the ranks.

Final Response:

We are not in a position to provide temporary promotion duration information due to a transition between HR software we use.

However, below figures are based upon data at 30 Sep 2019. Length of Service = based upon continuous service date.






15.4 years


Crew Manager

17.9 years


Watch Manager A



Watch Manager B

19.8 years



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