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Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services: Policy Delivery and Assurance

Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services: Policy Delivery and Assurance


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Contemporary reforms of the fire and rescue service result from two excoriating reports from the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee that demonstrated the inadequacy of contemporary policy, service delivery and public assurance for fire and rescue services in England.  
This book focuses on the key reforms proposed by Theresa May when she was Home Secretary in response to these reports and critically examines the new National Framework and the new external Inspectorate that were created as a result. 
Rebuilding the Fire and Rescue Services will prove invaluable for both academics and practitioners in order to build a more efficient and effective performance regime for this essential emergency service. It demonstrates the context, the parameters, the agencies and the inter-relationships that operate within the areas of policy development, service delivery and public assurance in the service. It shows how the new national framework and the new inspectorate can be improved. Most of all it shows the need for robust data and intelligence at both the national and local levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838677589
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Series: Emerald Points Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Pete Murphy is Professor of Public Policy and Management at Nottingham Trent University, UK. 
Katarzyna Lakoma is a Research Associate and PhD student at Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Peter Eckersley is Senior Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University and Research Associate at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, Germany. 
Russ Glennon is Reader in Public Management and Strategy at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Alarm Bells Ringing: Introduction 
Chapter 2. The Gold Standard: An Evaluative Model 
Chapter 3. A Sinking Platform: The Data Dilemma 
Chapter 4. Two Steps Forward and One Back: The 2018 National Framework 
Chapter 5. So Near and Yet So Far: A Rigorous and Independent Inspectorate? 
Chapter 6. A Glass Half-full or a Glass Half-empty: Conclusions, Reflections and Reactions

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