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Firemen And Departmental Staff (Pay)

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish in the Official Report a detailed list of all persons in his Department who in any way have duties connected with the fire services together with their salaries and emoluments including pension rights; and how these compare with the wages paid to those in the actual fire services.

The following Home Office staff are wholly or mainly engaged in duties connected with the Fire Service:

Number of posts


Salary for the grade (excluding pay supplements and any allowances)

(c) Uniformed Staff at the Fire Service Staff and Technical Colleges

1Senior Course Director/Deputy CommandantAssistant Chief Fire Officer
1Deputy Commandant£6,749–£7,262
1Senior Course DirectorSenior Divisional Officer
3Head of FacultySenior Divisional Officer
1Deputy Senior Course DirectorDivisional Officer I
21Course DirectorDivisional Officer II
20InstructorAssistant Divisional Officer
1Staff OfficerAssistant Divisional Officer
16InstructorStation Officer
Fire Service salaries are given in a separate table below.

Number of posts


Salary for the grade (excluding pay supplements and any allowances)

(d) Other staff at Fire Service Staff and Technical Colleges

1Director of Studies£7,555–£8,378
1Head of Civilian Tutors£6,761–£7,553
3Senior Civilian Tutor£5,579–£6,447
13Civilian Tutor£3,734–£5,815
1Assistant Librarian£2,395–£3,670
1Catering Officer I£3,345–£4,109
1Catering Officer II£2,649–£3,339
1Catering Officer III£2,298–£2,719
2Matron Housekeeper£2,239–£2,718
1Assistant Matron Housekeeper£2,047–£2,239
1P.T.O. III£3,450–£3,925
2P.T.O. IV£2,425–£3,450
1Fireground Supervisor£3,591–£3,773
1Photoprinter I£1,930–£2,270
1Laboratory Attendant£21·56–£37·75 per week
1Paperkeeper£35·10–£37·30 per week
2Messenger£32·60–£34·65 per week
243Industrial Staff£38·50–£49·00 per week

* Salary is linked to Fire Service salaries but abated in respect of non-contributory pension.

Seconded officers and permanent serving fire officers at the Fire Service Staff and Technical Colleges are members of the contributory fireman's pension scheme.


Salary (excluding pay supplements and allowances but including threshold payments)

Chief Fire Officer£5,913–£11,139 (depending on population)
Assistant Chief Fire Officer (holding post of Deputy Chief Fire Officer)75 per cent. of actual salary scale applicable to Chief Fire Officer
Assistant Chief Fire Officer (other than Deputy Chief Fire Officer)67–70 per cent. of actual salary scale applicable to Chief Fire Officer
Senior Divisional Officer£5,696–£6,038
Divisional Officer I£5,255–£5,519
Divisional Officer II£4,709–£5,126
Divisional Officer III£4,403–£4,607
Assistant Divisional Officer£4,076–£4,358
Station Officer£3,842–£4,034
Sub Officer£3,272–£3,410
Leading Fireman£3,185
Fifth year (fully qualified)£2,951
Fourth year£2,684
Third year£2,543
From 6 months and during second year£2,414
Joining at 19£2,297

Other staff are members of the non-contributory principal Civil Service pension scheme.

Salaries for the Fire Service are as follows:

A 6·75 per cent. deduction from pensionable pay is made for superannuation.

Home Office staff and firemen receive, in addition, the £6 per week pay supplement subject to the upper limit of £8,500 per annum and a supplement of 5 per cent. on total reckonable earnings subject to a weekly minimum of £2·50 and a maximum of £4.