I would like the service to provide me with details of the Retained/On-Call fire appliances availability over the most recent 12-month period, stipulating the amount of time these appliances were ‘off the run’ (unavailable) to respond to an emergency.
I would like these details to be broken down into the number of hours per month that an appliance has been unavailable on a station-by-station basis and expressed as a percentage figure.
In addition, and if possible, could the reason why the appliances were unavailable be included: i.e., lack of crew; lack of Officer in Charge; lack of driver etc?
Please find enclosed our response to your request as an Appendix to this letter
Please note we are not available to provide the specific reasons for appliances being unavailable due to limitations in our recording systems.
For information this information is also published on our website on a quarterly basis, albeit in a slightly different format to that which you have requested. This is located within the agenda reports pack for each Performance and Overview Committee which can be found here.
Last updated: Friday, 20 October 2023