International Journal of Emergency Services: Volume 2 Issue 2


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The role of “zero-responders” during 7/7: implications for the emergency services

Chris Cocking

The purpose of this paper is to explore the psychological processes involved in spontaneous co-operation by survivors of mass emergencies, and the possible implications this may…

Human behaviour in fire: should the fire service stop telling and start listening?

David Wales, Owain Frank Thompson

The purpose of this paper is to outline the work being carried out by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) to build a comprehensive database of the behaviours and motivations of…

Modeling number of firefighters responding to an incident using artificial neural networks

Ali Sadeghi-Naini, Ali Asgary

A feed-forward back-propagation neural network (NN) is proposed to model number of firefighters responding to different fire incidents. Such a predictor model can estimate number…

Anxiety, stress, and perceived workload during the command and control of computer-simulated fire service training environments

Paul Michael Young, Alan St Clair Gibson, Elizabeth Partington, Sarah Partington, Mark Wetherell

Incidents requiring command and control require all personnel from firefighters (FFs) to the incident commander (IC) to make continuous decisions often with limited information…


An introduction to structural equation modelling for emergency services and disaster research

Sarah Cruddas

Structural equation modelling (SEM) is becoming a popular technique for analysis and is increasingly being used within emergency services and disaster research. The purpose of…

A review of quick-release harness performance in water rescue

Chris Onions, Loel Collins

– The purpose of this paper is to consider the performance of quick-release harness buoyancy aids in water rescue.

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  • Prof Paresh Wankhade
  • Prof Attila Hertelendy