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Consolidation and Improvement: Fire and Rescue Under the New Labour Administrations 2005–2010

  • Peter MurphyEmail author
  • Kirsten Greenhalgh
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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors examine the experience and performance of the newly renamed ‘Fire and Rescue’ Services in the period 2005–2010. This period extended across the final ‘New Labour’ administration of Tony Blair and the period from 2007 when Gordon Brown was the prime minister. Unlike the previous turbulent years, this was a period of consolidation and relative stability. Issues of performance management, service improvement, collaboration and prevention and protection increasingly came to be the services priority as the service gradually moved on from the strike and embraced the government’s new agenda.

Keywords

Consolidation Comprehensive performance assessment Local Area Agreements Civil contingencies Improvement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Nottingham University Business School, University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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