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Retained duty staff in the fire and rescue service

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  • Release date: 2 November 2009
  • Period covered: 2008-09
A report which includes information on stations, personnel, aplications, leavers, equality and diversity and health and safety.

Key points

  • In 2008-09 there were 151 Fire and Rescue stations across Wales, of these 101 were fully retained duty stations and 19 were day-crewed.
  • There were 1,978 retained duty staff providing 1,578 24 hour units of cover at 31 March 2009.
  • There were 632 applications received in Wales in 2008-09, an increase of 12 per cent since 2007-08.
  • During 2008-09, 123 retained duty system staff left the service a decrease of 18 per cent since 2007-08.
  • In 2008-09, 96 per cent of retained duty staff in Wales were men, this varied from 98 per cent in South Wales to 95 per cent in Mid and West Wales.
  • There were 66 retained duty staff injured during 2008-09 a decrease of 31 per cent since 2007-08.


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