Staffing and employment

Requests relating to staff numbers, structure charts, staff training, health and safety of staff, terms and conditions.



Saturday, 25 September, 2021


Monday, 4 October, 2021

Request detail: 

Items I require, 

What is the annual Apprenticeship Levy?

How much Levy do you currently use?

How many Apprentices do you currently have?

What training providers do you use?

What Apprenticeship standards do you use?

How many IT Apprentices do you have?

Who is the best contact for Apprentices?

Emergency Services Show


Tuesday, 24 August, 2021


Tuesday, 7 September, 2021

Request detail: 


The following request for information is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

It is understood that commercial providers of goods and equipment to fire and rescue services are offering hospitality to officers, elected members and fire service staff during the period of the Emergency Services Show (ESS) at the NEC, 7-8 September 2021.

Please provide the following information regarding invitations to hospitality events whilst attending the ESS. Such hospitality is understood to include: lunches/dinners, hotels, transport costs, golf sessions etc

Learning and Development


Wednesday, 14 July, 2021


Thursday, 29 July, 2021

Request detail: 

Please see below our FOI Request.

Who is the head of L&D

What is the make-up of the L&D department

How many people are involved with the investigative based training

internally? And who head this up?

What is the investigative training budget for next year?

What was the investigative based training budget for last year?

How much of the investigative based training is done internally?

How much of the investigative based training is contracted out?

Recruitment and Promotion


Friday, 30 April, 2021


Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

Request detail: 

I am very interested in the recruitment and promotion system of firefighters. However, data on the UK's firefighter recruitment and promotion system is hard to find on the internet. In particular, there is very little promotion system. See attached questions

Disciplinary Hearing


Tuesday, 13 April, 2021


Tuesday, 4 May, 2021

Request detail: 

The information I request that requires no personal data is the following:

From the disciplinary hearings over the last 10 years (or as far back as possible up to 10 years prior), can the service provide the headline of the proven allegations and the sanction awarded (if any).



Thursday, 1 April, 2021


Thursday, 29 April, 2021

Request detail: 

Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

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 2020 and 31 March 2021.



Wednesday, 17 March, 2021


Wednesday, 14 April, 2021

Request detail: 

Dear FOI Team,

Can you assist with the following please?

1. How many reports did you receive from whistleblowers in 2019 and in 2020?

2. How many people do you have in your organisation that are trained/permitted to take reports from whistleblowers?

3. What training have the people in question number 2 received in whistleblowing?

4. What cost, if any, was there for this training?

5. Which organisation delivered each course?

6. What is the name of the person that arranged this training and what is their email address?

Employment Tribunal Claims


Monday, 15 March, 2021


Thursday, 8 April, 2021

Request detail: 

I have previously asked in a FOI Request if your fire and rescue service received any racism complaints made against it and its staff since 2015. 
Now, please can you tell me if over the stated period there have been any employment tribunal claims brought against your service where discrimination on the grounds of race has been cited for the requested period (2015-2020).

Racism Complaints


Friday, 12 February, 2021


Thursday, 25 February, 2021

Request detail: 

Dear Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service,

I am writing in connection to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

Please could you endeavour to answer the following questions within 20 working days, as specified under its clauses:

Please could you tell me how many racism complaints have been made against your fire and rescue service and its staff since 2015.
Please break this down by each calendar year between 2015 and 2020 in terms of: complaints from members of the public, complaints from staff members, and whether the complaint was upheld by the organisation.

Drug and Alcohol Testing


Thursday, 11 February, 2021


Thursday, 4 March, 2021

Request detail: 

I am contacting you under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 to request the following information regarding whether you have a tender and contract for hair, blood, urine and oral fluid drug and alcohol testing.

The information we require includes both instant and samples submitted to a laboratory (not roadside testing).

Your tender may also be known as toxicology testing, drug and alcohol testing or substance misuse testing service. To help you, I am outlining my request as specifically as possible for the following:


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