Auxilliary Firefighter Costs

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Incidents on Teesside

Dear Cleveland Fire Brigade,

Please can you send me details of all financial costs associated with the Auxiliary Firefighter / Fire & Rescue Driver system that has been deployed throughout the fire strikes. This would include, but is not limited to: Recruitment costs, Training costs, Equipment costs, Salaries etc.

Please can you break down these costs into clear areas.

Can you also provide details of money saved by the brigade due to non-payment of salaries to striking members.

Yours faithfully,

Incidents on Teesside

Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

Dear Incidents on Tessside,

Your request for information has been received and will be dealt with, within the statutory timescales.

Kind Regards
Freedom of Information Officer
Cleveland Fire Brigade HQ
Endeavour House
Stockton Road
Hartlepool
TS25 5TB
01429 872311

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Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

Dear Incidents on Teesside,

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing further to your email of 11^th December 2013 where you
requested the following information:

 

Please can you send me details of all financial costs associated with the
Auxiliary Firefighter / Fire & Rescue Driver system that has been deployed
throughout the fire strikes. This would include, but is not limited to:
Recruitment costs, Training costs, Equipment costs, Salaries etc.

 

Please can you break down these costs into clear areas.

 

Can you also provide details of money saved by the brigade due to
non-payment of salaries to striking members.

 

Training of Auxiliary Firefighters             £14,175.11

Auxiliary Medical Screening Costs           £1,631.04

Auxiliary Salary Costs for Strike cover     £31,965.73

Strike Pay Deductions                                 £-21,853.13

Travel/Subsistence Costs                           £657.96

 

Total Net Cost                                              £26,576.71

 

There is no cost for the Fire Kit, as this was issued from stock and will
be re-used.

 

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please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and send to the Head of
ICT, at the address below or email [1][Cleveland Fire Brigade request email]

 

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outside of the 40 working days will be refused.  Please note this is in
line with the Information Commissioner’s own working practices.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, The ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by Cleveland Fire Authority.  The ICO can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF.

 

Should you have any queries with regards to this letter or require any
additional information, please contact me on the details listed 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Cleveland Fire Brigade HQ

Endeavour House

Stockton Road

Hartlepool

TS25 5TB

01429 872311

 

 

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Incidents on Teesside

Dear Cleveland Fire Brigade,

Many thanks for your prompt response to our request.

Yours sincerely,

Incidents on Teesside