Control room staffing levels



Request detail: 

Could you please provide me with the following information;

1.The minimum staffing level for your control room assuming BAU. (for day and night shifts if they differ)

2. In the last 12 months how many times has your control room operated below the minimum staffing level that you have in place. (Please provide this information by month for the 12 month period).

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find our responses below:
1) Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s minimum staffing on both day and night shifts is 3 personnel. This must include at least one supervisor. 2) We record staffing levels on a quarterly basis, not a monthly basis. During the last quarter (Sept – Dec) of 2016 there were 58 shifts during which minimum staffing levels were unable to be maintained. In 2017 in the 1st quarter (Jan – Mar) this was 78 occasions, 40 occasions in 2nd quarter (Apr – Jun) and 57 occasions during 3rd quarter (Jul – Sept).

Information Released: 



Thursday, 26 October, 2017


Tuesday, 31 October, 2017