Emergency Services Management: A Research Overview


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Contemporary emergency services have been rapidly changing in response to increasing demand, reducing resources, the impact of COVID-19 and the increasingly complex threats to public safety. Academics, practitioners, the emergency services and their key stakeholders all need to have a clear understanding of the changing role and contribution of these services as well as finding ways to improve their management and performance so that policy solutions to new and emerging threats may be efficiently developed and effectively implemented. The book looks at the application of public management theories to emergency services and the development of professionalism within the police, fire and rescue and ambulance services. It examines the increasing need for better collaboration and identifies the nature and extent of the academic and practitioner divide and the research gap between the academic and professional communities in each of the services.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge, London
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)9781032055435
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2023


  • emergency services
  • ambulance service
  • fire and rescue service
  • Police
  • research gap
  • professionalisation
  • Leadership
  • Culture
  • management


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