Appliance Availability



Request detail: 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information on the amount of time fire

engines have been unavailable from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

I would like to know on how many occasions over the year a fire appliance has been unavailable due to insufficient crewing levels.

For each occasion, please could you provide the date, length of time the appliance was unavailable, type of appliance and the station it is based at.

Please could I have this information for the years 2015, 2019 and 2020 (not including subsequent years).

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. We have broken the request down into Whole Time Station availability and On-Call Station availability.

Whole Time Stations

All Whole Time appliances at Shrewsbury, Telford Central and Wellington  have maintained 100% availability during 2019 and 2020.

In the year 2015 all Whole Time appliances at Shrewsbury, Telford Central and Wellington  have maintained 100%  availability except for the month of February. Five Wholetime appliances were unavailable on 25 February 2015 from  07:00  to 18:00 and four wholetime appliances were unavailable from 18:00 to 09:00 on 26th February 2015.

On- Call Stations

See attached Spreadsheets.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can complain or request an internal review of the decision. This must be done within 40 working days of receiving this response. You can do this by writing to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, St. Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2HJ or email:

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:   

Information Commissioner's Office   

Wycliffe House   

Water Lane   



SK9 5AF  

Telephone: 0303 123 1113  



Information Released: 



Tuesday, 19 January, 2021


Tuesday, 16 February, 2021