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Data Provider: Welsh Government Fire and Rescue Service summary information by asset and financial year
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[Collapse]Total staff3,8043,8813,8943,8883,9103,9363,8693,6783,6013,6103,5023,3173,4013,4673,426
Total staffWholetime staff1,7071,7291,7041,6781,6721,6581,5981,5321,5191,4721,4281,4121,4211,4551,414
Retained duty system staff1,5111,5281,5671,5611,5781,5981,6021,4771,4241,4671,4051,2361,2921,3281,331
Fire control staff11911611111312211511511111011010811110110095
Non-operational staff468508512535538564554558548561562558587584586
[Collapse]Total staff per 10,000 population12.8613.0713.0412.9312.9212.9512.6812.0111.7111.7111.3310.7010.9311.0910.92
Total staff per 10,000 populationWholetime staff per 10,000 population5.775.825.715.585.535.465.245.004.944.784.624.554.574.654.51
Retained duty system staff per 10,000 population5.
Fire control staff per 10,000 population0.400.390.370.380.400.380.380.360.360.360.350.360.330.320.30
Non-operational staff per 10,000 population1.581.711.721.781.781.861.821.821.781.821.821.801.891.871.87
[Collapse]Fire Stations151151151151151157153151152152152149149149149
Fire StationsWholetime - 2:2:4 shift303030292930292929283131282829
Modified Wholetime..........1010131312
Wholetime - other duty system0000000112.....
Retained duty system100100100101101103103106108109109106106106106


Fire and Rescue Service assets

Last update
19 September 2019 19 September 2019

Next update
September 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Fire service operational data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email


Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Fire and rescue authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This dataset shows information about the assets held (numbers of fire stations, personnel and equipment) for each Fire and Rescue service in Wales. Collection of data on equipment ceased after the 2010-11 financial year.

Data collection and calculation
The data are collected annually by the Welsh Government from all three fire and rescue services in Wales. See weblinks for forms and guidance.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Financial years from 2004-05

Users, uses and context
See the data quality report in the weblinks.

Rounding applied

Revisions information
Historic data are revised periodically, for example if in a given year, a comparison with a previous year reveals an error. Revisions are shown with an (r).

Statistical quality
See the data quality report in the weblinks.

Fire, Fire and Rescue Service, fire stations, personnel, assets