Applying Occupational Psychology to the Fire Service [electronic resource] : Emotion, Risk and Decision-Making / edited by Thomas Rhys Evans, Gail Steptoe-Warren
- Chapter 1: Occupational Psychology and the Fire Service: An Introduction; Thomas Rhys Evans & Gail Steptoe-Warren -- Part 1: Emotion -- Chapter 2: Emotions in the Fire Service: Decision-Making, Risk and Coping; Thomas Rhys Evans -- Chapter 3: Resilience in Fire Fighters: a Qualitative Study; Alana Juman Blincoe & Christine Grant -- Chapter 4: Assessing the Impact of Job Redesign on Work-related Wellbeing; Karen Maher -- Part 2: Risk and Safety -- Chapter 5: Can More be Done to Reduce Firefighter Injury; William Gough -- Chapter 6: Perceived Community Efficacy - Determining Community Engagement in Preparing for Severe Weather Events; Frank Watt & Pat Tissington -- Chapter 7: Acknowledging Diversity in Responses to Fires; Gail Steptoe-Warren & Thomas Rhys Evans -- Part 3: Decision-Making -- Chapter 8: Decision-Making: Uncovering Expertise on the Fireground; Pat Tissington & Frank Watt -- Chapter 9: Assessing Operational Preparedness; Sophie Ward, Gail Steptoe-Warren & Thomas Rhys Evans -- Chapter 10: The Impact and Future of Occupational Psychology in the Fire Service: A Discussion; Thomas Rhys Evans & Gail Steptoe-Warren.
- Applying Occupational Psychology in the Fire Service: Emotion, Risk and Decision-Making is a call to arms for more robust practices to support the Fire Service. It provides readers with an overview of the latest research informing the policies, procedures and practices of those working on the ground in the UK Fire Service. Using best-practice principles and cutting edge theory, it demonstrates how occupational psychology can be applied to fire services around the globe to improve individual, management, and organisational decisions. Supported by extensive interview content, the authors aim to provide students, trainees, practitioners and fire personnel with a unique insight into a range of topics, including resilience, injury, work related wellbeing, community engagement as well as decision making and operational preparedness. The final chapter discusses lessons learned and future directions in implementing occupational psychology based projects in this context. By highlighting the psychological factors involved in the firefighter occupation, this book paves the way towards a better understanding of emotion, risk, safety, and decision-making within the fire context. Thomas Rhys Evans is Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology at Coventry University, UK. Tom's work focusses upon the social and affective components of work, with a particular passion for Open Science. Tom has published in Emotion, Emotion Review, and Frontiers in Psychology, amongst others. Gail Steptoe-Warren is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Head of School at Coventry University UK. Gail's work focusses upon decision-making, leadership and Situational Judgement Tests. Gail has published in the Journal of Strategy and Management and Assessment and Development Matters, amongst others. .
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