Staffing and employment

Requests relating to staff numbers, structure charts, staff training, health and safety of staff, terms and conditions.

Wholetime FF Vacancies

Received: 

Friday, 3 May, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

Request detail: 

Good Afternoon SFRS

Could you please detail the current number of permanent Firefighter vacancies for Wholetime personnel at youre Wholetime Fire Stations. 

Are these vacancies (if any) going to be filled by either new Firefighter recruits, Firefighter transfers from other Fire and Rescue Services or a mixture of both?  

Please detail an estimated figure for permanent Wholetime staff who are anticipated to retire between 03/05/2019 and 03/05/2020 (within the next 2 years). 

ICT Staff

Received: 

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

Request detail: 

Hi,

As part of a fact-finding exercise I am currently requesting information from a few Fire Services about how much they pay their ICT staff. If you could provide the following information it would be very much appreciated:

 

- Which ICT roles (if any) do you have in your current establishment?

- What is the current salary and spinal point range of each role?                                                                                                

- Are these roles Permanent, Temporary or Fixed Term? All roles are permanent

Staffing Levels

Received: 

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

Request detail: 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Please tell me:

 

1. The total number of current vacancies for retained (part-time) personnel for your stations.

2.  Which position has been advertised for the longest period of time? (Please give in days.) 

3. The current number of vacancies for full time (wholetime) personnel in your area for stations. Please detail which station.

4.  Which position has been advertised for the longest period of time? .

Headcount

Received: 

Friday, 5 April, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

Request detail: 

Dear Colleague,

We are collecting information about the number of staff employed by fire and rescue services. Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

Specifically we would like to know how many (a) wholetime firefighter, (b) retained firefighter, (c) fire control room, (d) support staff and (e) total staff there were employed in your Fire and Rescue Service, measured by headcount, on 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019.

We would appreciate a table for the respective years detailing the data in the following format:

Staffing

Received: 

Friday, 22 March, 2019

Responded: 

Friday, 5 April, 2019

Request detail: 

I'm writing to request some information under the Freedom of Information Act [2000]. 

 

Please could you provide me with the answers to the following questions. 

1. How many staff does your brigade currently employ?

2. How many equality and diversity staff do you employ? 

3. How many of your staff are a) female b) black and ethnic minority and c) have not specified their gender?

4. How many firefighters do you employ?

5. How many of those firefighters a) female b) black and ethnic minority and c) have not specified their gender?

PTSD and Mental Health

Received: 

Thursday, 14 February, 2019

Responded: 

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019

Request detail: 

I am currently researching PTSD and mental health across the UK emergency services. Therefore, I would appreciate it if you could assist me with several questions

1.      How many firefighters have taken their own lives between 2003 and 2017

inclusive.

2.      How many firefighters are currently off work sick as a result of PTSD?

How long has the officer been off sick?

Less than six months

Six to twelve months

Twelve to eighteen months

   Eighteen months to two years

   Two years plus

Firefighter

Received: 

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018

Responded: 

Monday, 7 January, 2019

Request detail: 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

1. How many firefighters have been cautioned for rushing into burning buildings in an attempt to save lives?

2. How many firefighters have been sacked or disciplined for rushing into burning buildings in an attempt to save lives?

3. How many firefighters have been given awards for heroism after saving lives during fires?

4. Please provide case/ incident notes for those who were disciplined or sacked after rushing into burning buildings. 

Advertising Job Vacancies

Received: 

Monday, 12 November, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

Request detail: 

To ask under the FOIA:

Whether the Fire and Rescue Service ‘the service’ pays any external organisations to advertise vacant firefighter or FRS staff roles on their website.
For a list of websites / organisations the service uses to advertise firefighter or FRS staff roles (excel format) and how much each website/organisation received from the service in the three most recent financial years

2015/16

2016/17

training & funding

Received: 

Friday, 19 October, 2018

Responded: 

Friday, 16 November, 2018

Request detail: 

Please can you tell me -

How much government funding the fire service has received each year since 2013
How much the fire service has spent on training for frontline fire fighters each year since 2013
What training courses have been delivered each year (the name of the courses) and how many since 2013. If possible, can you tell me how many staff have attended these courses?

Emergency Vehicle Repair Technicians

Received: 

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Request detail: 

I’m trying to calculate the total number (at least a working number) of maintenance technicians working in the UK emergency services.  How can I get a number for your fire service? 

Please confirm that you able to help or whether I need to submit a formal FOI request?

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