Fire and Rescue Services: Recruitment

Home Office written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to increase the number of fire fighters.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office has no role in making decisions on the number of firefighters employed by fire services.

It is the responsibility of each fire and rescue service and authority to ensure that they have they have the appropriate number of firefighters to deliver their core functions across prevention, protection and response.

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