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Older Firefighters: A Problem to Be Managed or a Resource to Be Valued?

Pickerden, Anita (2018) Older Firefighters: A Problem to Be Managed or a Resource to Be Valued? In: Fire and Rescue Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives. Leadership & Management of Emergency Services . Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 131-144. ISBN Print: 978-3-319-62153-1 Online:978-3-319-62155-5

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Firefighters used to work a 30-year career and retire in their 50s. When the life expectancy of a retired firefighter was limited by their lungs being damaged by smoke inhalation, this did not place too heavy a financial burden on the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) or the government. However, the increased longevity of the working population has created the need to extend working lives, and the impact upon firefighters has been to expect up to 40 years' employment plus additional pension contributions.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: emergency,emergency response service, fire and rescue management, fire and rescue service, reduction of public risk
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Anita Pickerden
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2019 04:32
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:30

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