Fire and Rescue Staff Numbers

Details:

Reference Number: 5460
Request Date: 23/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 Could you please provide the number of new wholetime firefighters that have joined through the NFRS retained to wholetime transfer process & the number of wholetime inter service transferees. Could this be broken down per year from 2013 to 2018?
 
A.1 The number of wholetime Firefighters that have joined Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service through the Retained to Wholetime transfer process and the number of wholetime inter service transferees from 2013 to 2018 are detailed below;
 
Retained to Wholetime Transfers
 
‚Äč2013 = 0
2014 = 1
2015 = 11
2016 = 4
2017 = 4
2018 = 8
 
Inter Service Transfers
 
2013 = 2
2014 = 0
2015 = 3
2016 = 0
2017 = 2
2018 = 2


Details:

Reference Number: 5816
Request Date: 22/03/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1   How many staff does your brigade currently employ?

A.1   345

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

A.2    Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are part of the wider County Council and as such are part of the E&D structures.  NFRS have no specific E&D personnel.

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

A.3     
a) female = 51    

b) black and ethnic minority =  4 (however 29 prefer not to say)  and 
c) have not specified their gender = 0

Q.4      How many firefighters do you employ?

A.4       Wholetime = 136   
Retained = 154

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

A.5     
a) female = 18      

b) black and ethnic minority =  4 (however 18 prefer not to say)  and 
c) have not specified their gender = 0
 


Details:

Reference Number: 5884
Request Date: 05/04/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

We are collecting information about the number of staff employed by fire and rescue services.
 
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:
 
Q.1    How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2018:
 
  Headcount
Wholetime 143
Retained 155
Control 17
Support 38
Total 353
 
 
Q.2    How many people were employed by the fire and rescue service (headcount) in the following roles on 31 March 2019:
 
  Headcount
Wholetime 136
Retained 147
Control 16
Support 38
Total 337
 
 
Please note this is the same criteria used for reporting to governments
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6132
Request Date: 28/05/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1   For each of the years 2010 to 2019 please provide the following information from your Pre-Determined Attendance plan in place at the time.  In the absence of your own definition, please take a high rise block to mean any building of a height above 18m as set out in Building Regulations.
 
– the number of pumps overall required to attend a high rise fire
– the number of aerial ladders required to attend a high rise fire
– the number of Fire Rescue Units required to attend a high rise fire
 
A.1  There are no high rise buildings in the Northumberland area.

Q.2   For each of the years 2010 to 2019 please provide
 
– the average number of pumps available within the service
– the average number of aerial ladders available within the service
– the average number of Fire Rescue Units available within the service
 
A.2      2010 Retained = 16
2011 Retained = 16
2012 Retained = 16
2013 Retained = 17
2014 Retained = 16
2015 Retained = 15
2016 Retained = 15
2017 Retained = 13
2018 Retained, Wholetime & Day Crew Combined = 19
2019 January to end April - Retained, Wholetime & Day Crew Combined = 19

Availability for wholetime and day crew appliances is not available prior to 2018.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service does not have an aerial ladder.

There were 15 units other than appliances available in 2010 and 16 from 2011 onwards.  This included a special rescue unit which was available from 2011 onwards.
 
A.3   If your PDA has changed during this period please explain the reasons for any change either by way of a new statement or by disclosing existing documents.
 
A.3   The PDA's changed in 2014, this was due to the staffing levels on Wholetime/ Day Staffing appliances changing to 4, rather than 5 so the PDA's were changed, generally to increase attendance due to the minimum numbers required at Incidents. 

There was also a change in 2017 with the introduction of Phased Response, whereby selected stations were able to respond to a number of risk assessed, identified Incident Types with a crew of 3, or be part of a PDA, providing the minimum number of crews are at the incident.