Rank/Management Ratios

Reference: 

941

Request detail: 

This is a request for information under the Freedom if Information Act 2000, seeking to establish the ratio of rank and file firefighters to more senior staff within your fire service and how that has changed over time.

Please list the number of people employed by your service (including whole time, part time and retained), broken down by rank or equivalent role*, as at the 6th April 2019, 2009 and 1999**.

Where possible, please provide the information by completing the table below:

 

Role (or rank equivalent)

06/04/2019 – number of personnel

Rank (or role equivalent)

06/04/2009 – number of personnel

Rank (or role equivalent)

06/04/1999 – number of personnel

Firefighter

 

Firefighter

 

Firefighter

 

Crew manager
 

 

Leading firefighter

 

Leading firefighter

 

Watch manager

 

Sub-officer

 

Sub-officer

 

Station manager

 

Station officer

 

Station officer

 

Group manager,

 

Assistant Divisional Officer

 

Assistant Divisional Officer

 

Area manager

 

Divisional Officer

 

Divisional Officer

 

Asst Brigade Manager

 

Senior Divisional Officer

 

Senior Divisional Officer

 

Deputy Brigade Manager

 

Asst Chief Fire Officer

 

Asst Chief Fire Officer

 

Brigade Manager

 

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

 

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

 
   

Chief Fire Officer

 

Chief Fire Officer

 

*If the ranks or roles have different names, please amend the table accordingly.

**If the figures are only available for a different point in the year, please indicate that accordingly.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find below the completed table as requested.

Role (or rank equivalent)

06/04/2019 – number of personnel

Rank (or role equivalent)

06/04/2009 – number of personnel

Rank (or role equivalent)

06/04/1999 – number of personnel

Firefighter

332

Firefighter

483

Firefighter

234

Crew manager

89

Crew Manager

63

Leading firefighter

52

Watch manager

52

Watch Manager

42

Sub-officer

6

Station manager

14

Station Manager

10

Station officer

10

Group manager,

6

Group Manager

3

Assistant Divisional Officer

1

Area manager

3

Area Manager

3

Divisional Officer

2

Asst Chief Fire Officer

1

Asst Chief Fire Officer

1

Senior Divisional Officer

0

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

1

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

1

Asst Chief Fire Officer

0

Chief Fire Officer

1

Chief Fire Officer

1

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

1

   

 

 

Chief Fire Officer

1

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Wednesday, 4 September, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 26 September, 2019

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