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Number of Fire Safety Officers

Request

How many full time-equivalent fire safety officers have been employed by the FRS for each FY since 2006/2007? (if figures are not available this far back, I would request data from the earliest year available)

To clarify: I would like to have the numbers for each role within the Fire Safety Department, including, but not limited to, for example:

Business Fire Safety:

  • Watch Manager
  • Fire Safety Inspecting Officer
  • Crew Manager

Community Fire Safety:

  • Rural Outreach CFS Advocate
  • Fire Safety Tech Officer
  • Youth Worker

Where possible, I would like the figures broken down into each specific role for each year specified.

Would it also be possible to get the figures for all the roles in community fire safety as well as those specified?

 

Response

Our Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Fire Protection Officers in our Fire Protection Team include Operational Station Managers, Watch Managers and Crew Managers as well as non-operational staff. The number of staff dedicated to fire protection are as detailed in the table below:

Resource information
  2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Total service workforce (FTE) 784.55 777.83 735.32 734.32 755.35
FTE of fire protection officers 22.7 24.7 19.56 18.56 18.79
Total service workforce less FP officers 761.85 753.13 715.76 715.76 736.56
% of total Service workforce carrying out protection work 2.89% 3.18% 2.66% 2.53% 2.55%

These figures do not include staff in our Prevention Team who proactively engage with the population of Derbyshire, providing fire safety advice, home fire safety checks and other targeted initiatives some in conjunction with our partner organisations. In response to your request, the figures in the table below relate to the Full Time Equivalent in particular roles in Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service:

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Community Fire Safety 10.6 9.5 8 8 8.9 11.5
Rural Outreach CFS Advocate 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fire Safety Tech Officer 0 0 0 0 0 0
Youth Worker 4 3 2 2 1.7 3