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



07802 496328