RE19 is now complete – thank you to all of our speakers and delegates who attended for making the day as interesting and educational as it was. The day was filled with a variety of evidence and insights from academics, practitioners, and policy makers across the UK and internationally, with evidence of leading practice across the Fire and Rescue Service.
The event last year welcomed discussions across a range of topics and subjects including: the new inspectorate arrangements (HMICFRS), effects of contaminants on firefighters and the public, firefighter’s wellbeing and resilience, situational awareness, community safety practices, and operational and organisational learning. Specifically our discussions covered:
Understanding and Addressing Preventable Fire Deaths
Improving Fire and Rescue Services’ Operational and Organisational Learning
Operational Working Practices to Increase Firefighter Wellbeing
Firefighters Wellbeing and Psychology
Fire Safety Knowledge and Fire Investigations: Limitations and Opportunities
Community Safety Considerations for Specific Groups
Situational Awareness and Incident Command
Governance and Regulation in the UK Fire and Rescue Service
Presentation: Emily Watkins from the University of Brighton. Female firefighter health and wellbeing: An international survey.
Poster: Peter Murphy from Nottingham Trent University, Kirsten Greenhalgh from the University of Nottingham and Peter Ecklesley from Nottingham Trent University. A comparative appraisal of recent and proposed changes to the fire and rescue services in England and Scotland.
Last year the Annual Fire Related Research and Developments Conference 17 (RE17) took place at West Midlands Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Birmingham. It was another great research event combining state of the art fire-related disciplines with presentations from both practitioner and academic research projects. To review the full programme please click here.