Technical Rescue Skills

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Dear Cambridgeshire 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

FOI, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information. A response will be sent to you as soon as possible and within the permitted timescale of 20 working days; 22 April 2015.

If you require any further information in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me

Patricia Wiggin
Business Support Group Team Manager
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

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FOI, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Sir/Madam

Please find below our response to your recent Freedom of Information request. I also attach a copy of the CFRS complaints policy for your perusal.

1. Please list the range of technical rescue services that your FRS provides (i.e. line rescue, water rescue, USAR, Animal rescue etc).

Water Rescue, Boat Operators, Animal Rescue, Confined space Rescues (line access and egress)

2. Please state what stations carry out which technical rescue services.

We do not have a technical rescue station however all whole time duty staff and the on-call at Wisbech are Water rescue level 3 trained, 3 on-call stations (Ely, March and Chatteris) are level 2 trained including the use of rescue sleds. Cambridge, Dogsthorpe and Huntingdon are boat operators. 3 stations are AR 3 trained these are Cambridge, Dogsthorpe, and Huntingdon, these stations also provide the Confined space Rescues (line access and egress)

3. Please advise if your firefighters/staff directly provide these services or whether or not an external organisation is contracted in.

Provided within the service.

4. Please advise whether your staff who carry out these services are whole time or retained duty systems.

Whole time, on-call for level 2 water first responder and Wisbech on-call for level 3 water

5. Please state the duration of initial training courses for each skill set as well as the continuity training commitment.

3 days level 3 water, 2 days for level 2 water and 4 days AR2 any other training carried out on watch

6. Please state whether firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills are also required to undertake full operational firefighting duties.

Yes

7. Please state whether firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills are also required to undertake normal CFS duties.

Yes

8. Please state the terms and conditions of employment for firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills ie secondary contracts.

There are no additional contracts

9. Please explain what additional payments (skills payments if any) exist for firefighters/staff who undertake these technical rescue skills.

No additional payments made.

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.

No additional payments made.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards
Patricia

Patricia Wiggin
Business Support Group Team Manager
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

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