Fighting Fires

Creating the British Fire Service, 1800–1978

  • Shane Ewen

About this book


The first full-length scholarly history of the British fire service, 1800-1978, this book scrutinizes how firemen created a professional public service incumbent upon municipal government. It examines the influence of major fires and leading personalities within the fire service in constructing a professional ethos for municipal fire brigades.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Shane Ewen
    • 1
  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35492-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24840-3
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