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Fire Services: Manpower

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire stations in each fire and rescue authority area were staffed in (a) whole and (b) part by retained fire fighters in the latest period for which figures are available. (268922)

The number of fire stations in England by type of staffing system is set out as follows.

As at 31 March 2008 there were 774 fire stations staffed wholly by retained duty firefighters in England. Stations with the Day-crew, Nucleus and ‘Wholetime-other duty’ system staffing typically use both whole-time and retained firefighters.

Fire stations in England as at 31 March 2008

Type of fire station

Number

Whole-time 2:2:4 shift

551

Day-crew

97

Wholetime-other duty system

14

Nucleus

3

Retained duty system

774

Total

1,439