Jersey Fire and Rescue Service staffing (FOI)
Jersey Fire and Rescue Service staffing (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 09 January 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Jersey Fire and Rescue staffing:
How many full time and retained firefighters are currently employed and what is the distribution across all ranks?
Who were the recipients of the £215,783 in overtime payments in 2017?
What is the 2018 figure for overtime payments to date and who were the recipients?
Details of whole-time and on-call firefighters are contained in the table below, along with the actual overtime costs and total hours for the years 2017 and 2018.
Firefighter numbers and overtime payments for 2017 to 2018
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The release of specific personal salary details is absolutely exempt under article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (the FOI Law).
To distinguish costs between the various ranks would provide the requester with sufficient information to establish average individual payments. This would be quite specific when the relatively small number of qualifying officers in each group above and including the rank of Crew Commander is taken into account. As such, this information is also exempt under Article 25 of the FOI Law.
The Service does however maintain a breakdown of the underlying reasons behind overtime claims and these are included in the PDF table above.
It should be noted the figures include both cash and time in lieu hours claimed.
25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.