Academics are not the experts, managers are the experts but what fitting-in can do is to help managers to use their expertise.

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


Fitting-in are developing a new template and we hope you are not inconvenienced



Ethos 1 and 2 reports are now available email

Following the groundbreaking Ethos research in Merseyside throughout 2007 ACO Bill Evans said
"The Service are delighted with the research and reports produced by "Fitting-in. We believe that your original hyphothesis 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." 
Link to Merseyside Fire and Rescue
Have you seen Ethos? - the report that provides an answer to the question that most Chief Fire Officers ask - “Why is it that the values and attitudes held by new firefighters almost seem predisposed to change from the day that they commence training?”  To get a copy email
This report came about following a snapshot audit in the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
The research findings were so significant that discussions and research have continued to test the findings with focus groups and the Fire Brigades Union.
Ethos 2, which sets up a platform for implementation of the findings of Ethos is now accepted.
The implementation plan has been tested with focus groups and the Fire Brigades Union and the Fire Authority.
Training/education sesssions have taken place to help with the implementation of the findings
Ethos 3 which is still on the drawing board will report on the progress.
The results of Ethos are likely to be significant for the whole fire and rescue service so watch this space for further details.
Should you have an area that may benefit from an intense, quick and supported snapshot audit , then contact us -
Snapshot audits have been specifically designed for the fire and rescue service and will result in results that can be implemented - email us now.