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Fire Services: Manpower

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many retained firefighters there were in each fire and rescue authority in each of the last five years. (201409)

Available information, for each Fire and Rescue Service area within England is shown as follows.

Retained duty system firefighters1 in England, 2002-06

Fire and rescue service

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Avon

218

215

213

220

232

Bedfordshire and Luton

151

139

106

150

154

Buckinghamshire

190

200

195

184

188

Cambridgeshire

344

327

350

369

373

Cheshire

190

199

199

198

207

Cleveland

85

89

87

90

84

Cornwall

425

431

413

418

417

County Durham and Darlington

161

160

158

154

161

Cumbria

439

461

458

467

477

Derbyshire

364

341

353

354

350

Devon

111

728

771

825

823

Dorset

331

332

343

357

357

East Sussex

240

291

224

241

251

Essex

477

472

475

488

534

Gloucestershire

289

298

285

296

297

Greater Manchester

38

20

35

38

36

Hampshire

688

673

704

707

738

Hereford and Worcester

355

355

344

340

353

Hertfordshire

261

208

268

257

261

Humberside

327

335

344

351

356

Isle of Wight

153

163

163

148

168

Isles of Scilly

34

34

40

39

38

Kent

736

719

739

111

847

Lancashire

357

369

384

402

397

Leicestershire

225

218

218

262

193

Lincolnshire

495

498

529

506

520

London

0

0

0

0

0

Merseyside

0

0

0

21

95

Norfolk

405

426

435

501

514

North Yorkshire

366

392

324

381

378

Northamptonshire

242

228

220

237

229

Northumberland

187

177

187

189

219

Nottinghamshire

354

356

349

339

347

Oxfordshire

319

320

293

301

339

Royal Berkshire

155

168

154

137

155

Shropshire

299

289

294

294

293

Somerset

372

364

373

377

384

South Yorkshire

58

63

59

54

54

Staffordshire

398

420

397

424

405

Suffolk

401

415

399

425

452

Surrey

129

130

134

133

131

Tyne and Wear

23

23

23

23

21

Warwickshire

178

189

191

179

179

West Midlands

9

11

11

11

11

West Sussex

311

323

295

353

379

West Yorkshire

163

159

165

187

184

Wiltshire

344

316

314

339

346

1 Includes all roles of retained fire officers including station managers.

Source:

Annual returns CLG