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Use our cultural expertise to understand, improve and change your workplace culture. Specialists in masculine workplaces. Research, training and consultancy in all masculine workplaces including police and fire service with a particular emphasis on formal and informal cultures, modernisation, entreprenerial thinking, change management, resistance, racism, sexism and equality.   Women fire fighters, women in the fire service police, policing and equality in the police and fire service - the fitting-in website where academia and the fire service can meet to discuss fire service culture and other matters- a resource for research and consultancy for the fire and rescue service and firefighters and police and policing- Organised by Dr Dave Baigent this site provides a place to share and publish your own research, to look at what others have written about the fire and police service and to ask about our commercial offerings.

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Theory without practice is a waste - Practice without theory may just be dumb!

 
 

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All of my research has been founded on my PhD

Baigent, D. One more last working class hero: a cultural audit of the UK Fire Service,Thesis for Phd Anglia Ruskin University (adapted) with footnotes or alternatively with endnotes, Cambridge: Fitting-in Available

 

Tonner (2014) Have changes to UK fire Investigation process affected Fire Services? What affect (if any) has the closure of the Forensic Science Service had to Fire Investigation across the UK? (2015)

FireFit Enhancing the Health, Fitness and Performance of UK Firefighters: an Interim Report Dr AG Siddall, Dr M Standage, Dr KA Stokes and Dr JLJ Bilzon Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY March 2014

Short sociological review of FireFit

Aaron Murphy (2014) The public's perception of the modern day Fire and Rescue Service.

Baigent, D with Brunzell, L and Granqvist, L. (2012) ‘En brandstation för alla’', Fire July/August. Contact us for a copy of this work

Baigent, D. and O'Connor, S. (2011) 'Fire and Rescue Services: going the extra mile', Cambridge: Local Government Group. Contact us for a copy of this work

Roberts, H. (2010) ‘Speak up, Speak Out’. The Lived Experiences of Female Firefighters who are also Trade Union Representatives’ dissertation submitted in part requirement of MA in Research Methods, Department of Social Policy Durham University.

Ericson, M (2011) Up Close. Masculinity, Intimacy and Community in Firefighters? Work Teams, dissertation submitted in part requirement for PhD Department of Sociology, University of Gothen-burg. Written in Swedish, summary in English.

McGhee, J. (2011). What impact has the organisation of women's groups in the Fire Brigades Union had on the participation of women, the culture and the effectiveness of the organisation? Thesis in support of successful MA, London: London Metropolitan University.
Kavanagh, G. (2011) Defining the Role of the Fire Gold Commander, Dissertation submitted in part requirement for the degree of MA in Integrated Emergency Management of the University of Bradford, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Hyde (2010) Is the Army a suitable place for Women and Femininity? dissertation in support of Public Service BA Honours, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Jacobs (2010) The experience of emergency planning officers, dissertation in support of Public Service BA Honours, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Cambridge: Fitting-in
D. Smiley (2010) Equality and Positive Action, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Ainge, M. (2010) “Desperately Seeking Susan! ” A critical analysis of gender, culture and leadership in a changing environment, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Baigent, D. 2010 Equality problems in Melbourne, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Baigent, D. (2009) 'On the right path to a truly professional Service?' Fire (July): 40-42
Moln-Teike, J. (2009) Risk Communications with non Swedish speakers (Swedish)
Moln-Teike, J. (2009) Risk Communications with non Swedish speakers (English)
Baigent and O'Connor. (2009) ReadRight: an action research project to improve student reading (with an aim to add academic learning to their current experiential style), Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Callerstig, A., Harrison, K. and Lindholm, K. (2009) Gender and the Rescue Services (Genus och Räddningsjänst) – literature review Cambridge: Fitting-in.
Feather, M (2009) How to further cultural change in East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in order to capitalise on the positive benefits of diversity, Cambridge: Fitting-in.
Catchpole, M. (2009) Modernisation and identity/masculinity in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Kehoe, K. (2009) Masculinity, Women and the British Army: How societal conceptions of masculinity affect women in the British Army, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Lonergon, L. (2009) Did the Firefighters Strike of 2002 Benefit the Fire and Rescue Service, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Marsh, J. (2009) New Labour, Modernisation and The Fire And Rescue Service, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Hewitt, B. (2008) Analysing performance by preparing a balanced scorecard ready for implementation by the Mid Suffolk District of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Baigent and O'Connor. (2008). Submission to the C&LG Equality and Diversity Strategy, Cambridge: Fitting-in.
Baigent (2008) One Decade on: early release of data on harassment of women in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent, D. (1996) Who rings the bell? A gender study looking at the British Fire Service, its firefighters and equal opportunities, dissertation for BA (hons): Department of Sociology and Politics; ARU Cambridge

Matt Desmond's latest book On the FireLine - read the first chapter free.
Baigent, D. One more last working class hero: a cultural audit of the UK Fire Service, Thesis for Phd Anglia Ruskin University (adapted) with footnotes or alternatively with endnotes, Cambridge: Fitting-in Available
Baigent et al Sunrise Report: training the firefighters of today as the emergency service workers of tomorrow on request
O'Connor, S. The Individual In The Fire Service: A study of the changing context of the white male heterosexual firefighter in the fire service, exploring gender, culture new forms of institutional control and effects on self-identity, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Jon Fisher. Developing Strategic Capability: The County Fire and Rescue Service is in need of a training strategy, would the model adopted by the County Police give the service a strategy fit for the modernised Fire Service , Dissertation for an MBA Brighton University. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Neighbour, K. Women in the military, Dissertation for BA Honours in Public Service Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Bryant, R. Climbing the Fire Service Ladder of Success – A Matter of Perceptions, Dissertation for MBA University of Central Lancashire. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Rolph, C Design or Default: An analysis of the role Strategic Human Resource Management plays in modernising the Fire & Rescue Service.Management plays in modernising the Fire & Rescue Service, Dissertation for MA Kingston Business School Kingston University. Cambridge: Fitting-in
Wright, T A comparison of the experiences of lesbians and heterosexual women in a non-traditionally female occupation, the fire service: Cambridge: Fitting-in
Couch, S. The Relevance of Traditional Leadership Paradigms for the Essex Fire and Rescue Service in the 21st Century - Dissertation for Phd Anglia Ruskin University.
Parmah, D. Watch Culture Group Think: a study of the implementation of the EU Equal Treatment Directive in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Lewis. S. Gender and Firefighter Selection and Recruitment, Melbourne Fire and Rescue Service and Swinburne University, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Lewis. S. Gender and Firefighter Training, Melbourne Fire and Rescue Service and Swinburne University, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Lewis. S. Gender and Firefighting, Melbourne Fire and Rescue Service and Swinburne University, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Johnson, A, Positive action negative effect: study into the negative effects of positive action on minority groups in The British Fire Service
McGuirk, S. Are we serious: a strategic approach to long term equality and diversity in the UK Fire Service. A discussion document,Cambridge: Fitting-in
Caplen, K Women Firefighters: Comparing and contrasting recent employment experiences in the U.K. and the U.S.A, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Baigent et al Sunrise: a national report on initial training, Cambridge: Fitting-in

Baigent, D. (2003) The first fourteen weeks: a cultural audit of initial training in a major training centre

Ericson, M Equality in the Swedish Fire Service, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Cunningham, D How (in) effective smoke detectors may be at waking sleeping children, Cambridge: Fitting-in
Wood, A Sociological Exploration of the Occupational Culture of the Fire Service and Women’s Place Within It" , Cambridge: Fitting-in
Singh, J. Making a Difference: a study of under-representation in UK and USA Fire Services, Cambridge: Fitting-in
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References: See what The Swedish Fire Service, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services, Swedish MSB and Tom Carroll (Past president of CFOA ) and others have said.

Fitting-in can provide a cultural audit that not only feeds back on attitudes in your service it also provides an outside view on how your organisation is thinking at all levels that is supported by recommendations for focussing change.This is what Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service had to say about the Ethos research, communications and training project:

"The Service are delighted with the research and reports produced by "Fitting-in. We believe that your original hypothesis and work undertaken in Merseyside has resulted in a ground breaking piece of work that can only serve to inform the wider fire and rescue communities." 

For further information or just to talk about what fitting-in can provide ring Dr Dave Baigent (FIFireE) 07802 495 329 or email

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