Crew Levels

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Dear Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service,

Please could you provide me with the following information about crews of appliances.

Number of crew per station (e.g. 9 Station X - 9 Firefighters, 2 Crew Managers, 1 Watch Manager)
Station Crewing Type (e.g. Retained, Wholetime etc)
What, if any vehicles are cross crewed with another appliance.
Normal crew levels before a vehicle dispatches (e.g. 5 crew on a pump, 1 on an ALP, 2 on a WrC, etc)

Yours faithfully,

James Stevens

Freedom Of Information, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Mr Stevens,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 1 May
2020.

 

I can confirm that we are dealing with your request under the FOI Act 2000
and as required by the legislation, we aim to answer your request within
20 working days following the date we received it. If for any reason we
are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the
reasons for this.

 

Please note that it’s possible we'll take more than 20 working days to
supply information under FOI due to the current Corona Virus. The
Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed when
key staff have to prioritise other work to keep front line services
running during the pandemic. We will endeavor to keep you updated and
thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

 

If you have any queries about this please contact me via the details
provided.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Wendy Richmond
Information
Compliance Officer
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Dear Mr Stevens,            

      

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

I write in response to your request for information, received and
acknowledged on 1 May 2020.

 

Decision

The information you have requested is held by the Devon & Somerset Fire &
Rescue Service (DSFRS).

 

Please find below the detail of the information you have requested along
with our response.

 

Request

Please could you provide me with the following information about crews of
appliances.

 

Number of crew per station (e.g. 9 Station X - 9 Firefighters, 2 Crew
Managers, 1 Watch Manager) Station Crewing Type (e.g. Retained, Wholetime
etc) What, if any vehicles are cross crewed with another appliance.

Normal crew levels before a vehicle dispatches (e.g. 5 crew on a pump, 1
on an ALP, 2 on a WrC, etc)

 

Response
Please see the attached MS Word document containing the answers to your
request.

 

Review

You have the right to ask us to review this decision.  If you wish to do
this please set out your grounds for review in writing and send them to
the Information Compliance Officer at the Service Headquarters address or
e-mail [1][Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service request email].

 

Appeals

If you are still dissatisfied after a Service review you have the right to
appeal to the Information Commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Wendy Richmond
Information
Compliance Officer
[2]Description:
Description: Description: t. 01392 87 2220  f.
DSFRS-FULL-COLOUR-BADGE_RGB 01392 872300  w.
[3]www.dsfire.gov.uk
 [4]@DSFireUpdates 
[5]Facebook  
[6]Think Sprinkler
Devon & Somerset
Fire & Rescue
Service, HQ, The
  Knowle, Clyst St
George, Exeter. EX3
0NW

 

 

From: Freedom Of Information
Sent: 01 May 2020 14:43
To: [FOI #661668 email]
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Crew Levels

 

Dear Mr Stevens,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 1 May
2020.

 

I can confirm that we are dealing with your request under the FOI Act 2000
and as required by the legislation, we aim to answer your request within
20 working days following the date we received it. If for any reason we
are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the
reasons for this.

 

Please note that it’s possible we'll take more than 20 working days to
supply information under FOI due to the current Corona Virus. The
Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed when
key staff have to prioritise other work to keep front line services
running during the pandemic. We will endeavor to keep you updated and
thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

 

If you have any queries about this please contact me via the details
provided.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Wendy Richmond
Information
Compliance Officer
[7]Description:
Description: Description: t. 01392 87 2220  f.
DSFRS-FULL-COLOUR-BADGE_RGB 01392 872300  w.
[8]www.dsfire.gov.uk
 [9]@DSFireUpdates 
[10]Facebook  
[11]Think Sprinkler
Devon & Somerset
Fire & Rescue
Service, HQ, The
  Knowle, Clyst St
George, Exeter. EX3
0NW

 

 

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