Rural/Retained Fire Stations

Reference: 

732

Request detail: 

·         How many operational fire stations are in your Fire and Rescue Service area?

 

·         How many fire stations have closed in your Fire and Rescue Service area in the last 10 years? Of these closed stations, how many were situated in rural areas?

 

If you categorise rural areas as either significantly rural or predominantly rural (as defined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2011 Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authorities and other geographies) please provide this breakdown.

 

·         How many new fire stations have opened in your Fire and Rescue Service area, in the last 10 years? Of these newly opened fire stations, how many are situated in rural areas?

 

If you categorise rural areas as either significantly rural or predominantly rural (as defined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2011 Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authorities and other geographies) please provide this breakdown.

 

·         How many fire stations in your Fire and Rescue Service area are partially staffed by Retained Firefighters? What proportion of these stations, partially staffed by Retained Firefighters, are situated in rural areas?

 

If you categorise rural areas as either significantly rural or predominantly rural (as defined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2011 Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authorities and other geographies) please provide this breakdown.

 

·         How many fire stations in your Fire and Rescue Service area are entirely staffed by Retained Firefighters? What proportion of these stations, wholly staffed by Retained Firefighters, are situated in rural areas?

 

If you categorise rural areas as either significantly rural or predominantly rural (as defined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2011 Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authorities and other geographies) please provide this breakdown.

 

‘Retained Firefighters’ refers to employees under the Retained Duty System.

 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find the information requested below: • How many operational fire stations are in your Fire and Rescue Service area? Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has 23 operational stations. • How many fire stations have closed in your Fire and Rescue Service area in the last 10 years? Of these closed stations, how many were situated in rural areas? No station has been closed in the last 10 years. • How many new fire stations have opened in your Fire and Rescue Service area, in the last 10 years? Of these newly opened fire stations, how many are situated in rural areas? There have been no new stations opened in the last 10 years. • How many fire stations in your Fire and Rescue Service area are partially staffed by Retained Firefighters? What proportion of these stations, partially staffed by Retained Firefighters, are situated in rural areas? 3 of our stations are partially staffed by Retained Firefighters, none of these are in rural areas. How many fire stations in your Fire and Rescue Service area are entirely staffed by Retained Firefighters? What proportion of these stations, wholly staffed by Retained Firefighters, are situated in rural areas? 19 rural stations are fully staffed by Retained Firefighters.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Friday, 10 November, 2017

Responded: 

Friday, 7 December, 2018

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