Official Statistics

Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2017 to March 2018

Focuses on total workforce numbers, workforce diversity and information regarding leavers and joiners; covers both pension fund income and expenditure and firefighters’ pension schemes membership; and includes information on incidents involving attacks on firefighters.



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This release covers total fire and rescue service workforce statistics, the diversity of that workforce, the health and safety of the firefighters, firefighters’ pensions and also includes, for the first time, information on the diversity of new joiners.

Published 18 October 2018