Links to the current cultural publications
National Fire Chiefs Council: Cultural Action Plan for the UK Fire and Rescue Services. (July 2023
Police: An independent review into the standards of behaviour and internal culture of the Metropolitan Police Service. (March 2023) Baroness Casey of Blackstock DBE CB.
FRS: Values and Culture in the Fire and Rescue Services. (March 2023) His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services.
LFB: Independent Culture Review of London Fire Brigade (November 2022) Nazir Afzal OBE
Our contention is that these reviews have largely missed the power of the informal (masculine) culture.
A culture which is both positive and negative and has great influence on ‘how things are done around here‘.
An attitude that is largely recognised by officers/managers, but which they seem to ignore.
Fitting-in has developed a way to work with the informal culture to achieve change.
Would you like to hear about it? Our first visit and conversation with any service is free
Dr. Sarah Baigent BA (Hons) PGCE PhD
Dr. Dave Baigent BA (Hons) FHEA. FIFireE PhD