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Our workforce & resources

Staff composition: (by headcount)
2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Full-time fire officers* 3,514 3,509 3,516 3,498 3,457 3,432
Retained (ie on-call) fire officers 3,390 3,429 3,382 3,323 3,368 3,380
Administrative and trade staff 391 418 414 408 412 455
Total staff 7,295 7,356 7,312 7,244 7,237 7,267
Community fire units 418 482 577 605 605 593
Community fire unit volunteers 5,800 6,070 7,140 7,000 7,200 7,015
Fire stations 339 338 338 338 337 337
Vehicles in the fire engine fleet 642 637 663 634 645 664
Accredited rescue crews 176 176 176 182 184 182

Note: *. The 2012/13 variation for full-time firefighters is due to retirements, resignations, and medical discharges for firefighters on sick leave unable to undertake their ordinary duties for a prolonged period, following implementation of the Death and Disability Award 2012.