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Applying Occupational Psychology to the Fire Service

Emotion, Risk and Decision-Making

Editors: Rhys Evans, Thomas, Steptoe-Warren, Gail (Eds.)

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  • Examines how occupational psychology can and has been applied to personnel in the fire service
  • Looks beyond the UK Fire Service to provide recommendations for other (international) emergency services
  • Applies theories, principles and best practice to everyday scenarios
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Applying Occupational Psychology in the Fire Service: Emotion, Risk and Decision-Making provides readers with an overview of the latest research informing the policies, procedures and practices of those working on the ground in the UK Fire Service. Using best-practice principles and cutting-edge theory, the current text demonstrates how occupational psychology can be applied to fire services around the globe to improve individual, management, and organisational decisions. The authors aim to provide students, trainees, practitioners and fire personnel with a unique insight into a range of topics, including resilience, injury, work related wellbeing, community engagement as well as decision making and operational preparedness. This book represents a call to arms for more robust practices to support the Fire Service, highlighting the psychological factors involved in the firefighter occupation and paving the way towards a better understanding of emotion, risk, safety, and decision-making within the fire context. 

About the authors

Thomas Rhys Evans is an Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology at Coventry University, UK. Tom’s work focusses upon the social and affective components of work, with a particular passion for Open Science. Tom has published in Emotion, Emotion Review, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, and Frontiers in Psychology, amongst others.
Gail Steptoe-Warren is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Head of School at Coventry University UK. Gail’s work focusses upon decision-making, leadership and Situational Judgement Tests. Gail has published in the Journal of Strategy and Management and Assessment and Development Matters, amongst others.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Occupational Psychology and the Fire Service: An Introduction

    Pages 3-10

    Evans, Thomas Rhys (et al.)

  • Emotions in the Fire Service: Decision-Making, Risk, and Coping

    Pages 13-57

    Evans, Thomas Rhys

  • When the Going Gets Tough: Adult Resilience Within an Occupational Setting

    Pages 59-95

    Juman Blincoe, Alana (et al.)

  • Taking an Intervention Approach to Assess Job Redesign in the UK Fire and Rescue Service: The Impact of Alternative Crewing Methods

    Pages 97-132

    Maher, Karen

  • Can More Be Done to Reduce Firefighter Injury?

    Pages 135-168

    Gough, Bill

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14588-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14587-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applying Occupational Psychology to the Fire Service
Book Subtitle
Emotion, Risk and Decision-Making
Editors
  • Thomas Rhys Evans
  • Gail Steptoe-Warren
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14588-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14588-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14587-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 321
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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