Risk Management

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 43–51 | Cite as

Assessing Risk in Dynamic Situations: Lessons from Fire Service Operations

  • Patrick Tissington
  • Rhona Flin
Research Article


Fire Service personnel face risk on a daily basis, frequently working in extremely hazardous conditions—and the severity of the danger faced can fluctuate rapidly. The Fire Service has therefore become extremely experienced at managing dynamic risks. The aim of this article is to review techniques used in the UK fire service to attenuate the effects of risk and to discuss these with respect to organisations which experience dynamic risk in other fields—even if in less dramatic conditions.


Dynamic risk fire decision-making 


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Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Tissington
    • 1
  • Rhona Flin
    • 2
  1. 1.Lecturer in the Work and Organisational Psychology Group at Aston Business School, Aston UniversityBirmingham
  2. 2.Professor of Applied Psychology in the University of Aberdeen

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