Staffing Levels

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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? .

5. On how many occasions, has a fire appliance been unavailable due to insufficient crewing levels? For each occasion, please provide the date, length of time the appliance was unavailable, type of appliance and the station it is based at.

6.  Has your station been unable to attend incidents due to insufficient crewing levels? If so - how many times? Please give details.

7. What's the furthest station (in distance) you've had to call to provide assistance to an incident because of insufficient staffing levels? 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  Please find below the responses to your questions.

 

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.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service do not record numbers of vacancies for specific Retained Stations, retained recruitment is an open vacancy for all stations. It depends on the applicants hours of availability and how this fits in with the current cover on Station.

      2.       Which position has been advertised for the longest period of time? (Please give in days.) n/a  - retained recruitment is an open vacancy.   

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

For Wholetime we recruit differently to other vacancies. We therefore don’t have a figure for number of vacancies at a particular station.  We hold a recruitment campaign for Whole-time Firefighters (not a particular station) which is open to applicants for a 2 week period, last year this was open for two weeks in January 2018. As a result of this campaign we recruited 10 Wholetime Firefighters in April 2018, they were then allocated a station once their initial training had been completed depending on establishment on different watches/stations at that time.

4.       Which position has been advertised for the longest period of time?  n/a Wholetime is not advertised as a vacancy.

On how many occasions, has a fire appliance been unavailable due to insufficient crewing levels? For each occasion, please provide the date, length of time the appliance was unavailable, type of appliance and the station it is based at.

The attached minimum Crew of 4 spreadsheet contains the information requested. Please note that the length of time each appliance was available/unavailable is recorded in total hours for each month, and expressed as a percentage of the total time crews could be available.

6.  Has your station been unable to attend incidents due to insufficient crewing levels? If so - how many times? Please give details. This is not recorded

7. What's the furthest station (in distance) you've had to call to provide assistance to an incident because of insufficient staffing levels? This is not recorded

 

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

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