Staffing and employment

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

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?

Trade Union

Received: 

Monday, 13 August, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Request detail: 

Re: The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017

I am trying to find the 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018 Facility Time information that public sector bodies were required to publish before 31st July 2018 under The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.

I have looked at your website and  have been able to find the your Transparency Code return for 2016/17 at:

https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/trade-union-facility-time-0

Fire Dogs

Received: 

Wednesday, 29 August, 2018

Responded: 

Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Request detail: 

This is a request under the Freedom Of Information Act. 

 Can you please provide me with the following information  in an excel file (please make sure that the information is in an excel file, not PDF, WORD on in the body of the email)? 
1) the number of fire dogs you had in service for each of the last five financial year (2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14)

Emergency Response Times

Received: 

Friday, 24 August, 2018

Responded: 

Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Request detail: 

I am just preparing for a QBE audit for next week.

There is a section that has come up regarding fire brigade call out time. I currently don't have any documentation on this. Is this something you could help me with?

Secondary Employment

Received: 

Tuesday, 24 July, 2018

Responded: 

Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Request detail: 

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know how many full-time firefighters (all operational crews) your Fire & Rescue Service currently employs and how many of those firefighters are registered as having second jobs outside of their main employment in your Fire & Rescue Service. Would you please include a breakdown of what roles such firefighters are carrying out as second jobs, for example, taxi driver, door supervisor, carer, paramedic and so on?

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