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FOI / 4120 / 2020 - Crews of appliances


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.

Please see below the answers to your request.

Questions and final response:

Please could you provide me with the following information about crews of appliances?

1.     Number of crew per station all stations  (e.g. 9 Station X - 9 Firefighters, 2 Crew Managers, 1 Watch Manager)

All whole time stations have four watches with each watch having one watch manager and either one, two or three crew managers, depending on the number of appliances. All On Call stations have one watch manager and the same one, two or three crew managers depending on the number of appliances.

2.     Station Crewing Type (e.g. Retained, Whole-time etc.)

See link map http://servicenet/_img/docs/pdf_1585210600.pdf

3.     What, if any vehicles are cross crewed with another appliance?

Only pumping appliances are primary crewed, all others are jump / cross crewed

4.     Normal crew levels before a vehicle dispatches (e.g. 5 crew on a pump, 1 on an ALP, 2 on a WrC, etc)

There is a minimum crew of 4 on any pumping appliance, 2 on an Ariel Ladder Platform and 2 on all others such as Animal Rescue Unit, Water Bowsers, Welfare, Environmental and Foam Units etc, unless the situation dictates that just the driver can deliver an appliance.