Dear County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service,
Freedom of Information Request - Technical rescue skills within
your FRS.
I would like to make a freedom of information request to you
regarding the technical rescue skills and services that your FRS
provides. I would be very grateful if you will provide responses to
the following questions;
1. Please list the range of technical rescue services that your FRS
provides(ie line rescue, water rescue, USAR, Animal rescue etc).
2. Please state what stations carry out which technical rescue
services.
3. Please advise if your firefighters/staff directly provide these
services or whether or not an external organisation is contracted
in.
4. Please advise whether your staff who carry out these services
are whole time or retained duty systems.
5. Please state the duration of initial training courses for each
skill set as well as the continuity training commitment.
6. Please state whether firefighters/staff who undertake these
technical rescue skills are also required to undertake full
operational firefighting duties.
7. Please state whether firefighters/staff who undertake these
technical rescue skills are also required to undertake normal CFS
duties.
8. Please state the terms and conditions of employment for
firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills ie
secondary contracts.
9. Please explain what additional payments (skills payments if any)
exist for firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue
skills.
10. Please explain if your FRS operates skills payments for any
additional roles undertaken by firefighters/staff ie LiFE trainers,
CBRN/Hazmat teams, aerial appliances, HV pumping etc.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to a reply at your
earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,

Joe McMahon

Brigade HQ, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you for your email, I have passed it onto our FOI Officer who will respond in due course.

Regards

Darlene Tait
Receptionist
Co Durham and Darlington FRS

Email: [email address]
Tel. 0845 3058383

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Angela Bankhead, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Joe

Thank you for your email. Can you clarify if this is the 2nd FOI you have sent we received one on 20 March in letter format, which we acknowledged (attached)

I would be grateful if you could confirm at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards
Angela

Angela Bankhead
Governance Officer
Tel: 0191 3755554
abankhead @ddfire.gov.uk

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From: Joe McMahon [mailto:[FOI #261629 email]]
Sent: 01 April 2015 14:08
To: Brigade HQ
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Technical Rescue Skills

Dear County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, Freedom of Information Request - Technical rescue skills within your FRS.
I would like to make a freedom of information request to you regarding the technical rescue skills and services that your FRS provides. I would be very grateful if you will provide responses to the following questions; 1. Please list the range of technical rescue services that your FRS provides(ie line rescue, water rescue, USAR, Animal rescue etc).
2. Please state what stations carry out which technical rescue services.
3. Please advise if your firefighters/staff directly provide these services or whether or not an external organisation is contracted in.
4. Please advise whether your staff who carry out these services are whole time or retained duty systems.
5. Please state the duration of initial training courses for each skill set as well as the continuity training commitment.
6. Please state whether firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills are also required to undertake full operational firefighting duties.
7. Please state whether firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills are also required to undertake normal CFS duties.
8. Please state the terms and conditions of employment for firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills ie secondary contracts.
9. Please explain what additional payments (skills payments if any) exist for firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills.
10. Please explain if your FRS operates skills payments for any additional roles undertaken by firefighters/staff ie LiFE trainers, CBRN/Hazmat teams, aerial appliances, HV pumping etc.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to a reply at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,

Joe McMahon

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