LFB and LAS [3]

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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What changes in arrangements such as shift patterns have been made to seconding firefighters to LAS; and how many are currently being seconded?

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As of 9 December 2020, there are 12 London Fire Brigade (LFB) firefighters seconded to London Ambulance Service (LAS) on Ambulance Driver Assistance. Those firefighters have moved onto LAS shift patterns. The LAS shift pattern is 4 days on (2 x 12 hr days; 2 x 12 hr nights) followed by 5 days off, with some ad hoc shifts, averaging overall 37.5 hrs a week, plus an additional 30 mins at commencement and end of each shift. This compares to the normal LFB shift pattern of 2 days (10.5 hr shifts), 2 nights (13.5 hrs shifts) and 4 days off.