Wholetime

Reference: 

920

Request detail: 

Would you please be able to provide answers regarding the following FOI request?

1. How many Wholetime personnel does SFRS currently employ ?

2. How many Wholetime Firefighters does SFRS currently employ ?

3. How many Wholetime staff is the organisation required employ to maintain the minimum staffing levels ?

4. Please detail the minimum amount of Wholetime personnel required on duty at any one time to staff the three Wholetime Fire Stations ?

5. How many Wholetime Firefighters is SFRS planning/anticipating to employ over the next four years (5/7/2019 to 5/7/2023)

6. How many Wholetime Firefighter transferees from other Fire and Rescue Services (if any) do you have on file waiting to be deployed ?

7. When does SFRS plan to utilise these Wholetime transfers (if any) ?

8. What are the benefits to SFRS of employing transferee firefighters from other fire and rescue services ?

9. How many Wholetime personnel does SFRS anticipate to retire or leave the organisation over the next four years (5/7/2019 to 5/7/2023) ?

10. Please provide a figure (1234) of how many emergency calls Wellington, Telford central and Shrewsbury Fire station attended between 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2019.

Response detail: 

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

1. How many Wholetime personnel does SFRS currently employ ?

181

2. How many Wholetime Firefighters does SFRS currently employ ?

129 (this is the figure for all watch based personnel from fire fighter to watch manager)

3. How many Wholetime staff is the organisation required employ to maintain the minimum staffing levels ?

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service require 128 Firefighters to work on Wholetime Fire Stations to maintain minimum staffing levels on fire engines.

4. Please detail the minimum amount of Wholetime personnel required on duty at any one time to staff the three Wholetime Fire Stations ?

23 Day Shift

24 Night shift in order to move a 4th appliance to Tweedale

5. How many Wholetime Firefighters is SFRS planning/anticipating to employ over the next four years (5/7/2019 to 5/7/2023)

Based on retirement through to February 2022 (SFRS does not hold information beyond this) we would recruit 24 Wholetime staff. We also use an assumption that 30 On Call Retained duty staff will leave each year, we would look to replace these on a one to one basis.

6. How many Wholetime Firefighter transferees from other Fire and Rescue Services (if any) do you have on file waiting to be deployed ?

0

7. When does SFRS plan to utilise these Wholetime transfers (if any) ?

n/a

8. What are the benefits to SFRS of employing transferee firefighters from other fire and rescue services ?

Specialist skills and knowledge

9. How many Wholetime personnel does SFRS anticipate to retire or leave the organisation over the next four years (5/7/2019 to 5/7/2023) ?

24 - Based on Wholetime retirement through to February 2022 (SFRS does not hold information beyond this)

10. Please provide a figure (1234) of how many emergency calls Wellington, Telford central and Shrewsbury Fire station attended between 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2019.

Station Name  Rotal incidents attended
Shrewsbury 933
Telford Central  610
Wellington 852

 

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Friday, 5 July, 2019

Responded: 

Monday, 5 August, 2019

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