This is the first of three research based audits for Merseyside Fire and Rescue and looked at a problem that most fire services 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?”

Ethos research was based around a cohort of 16 firefighters who joined the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service during 2006. We are sure we would find similar outcomes if the research was carried out in 2020.
Dr Sarah O’Connor and Dr Dave Baigent FIFireE