Behind the headlines

August marks the UK’s sixth successive month of living with COVID 19 and the tragedy and heartache suffered by so many through the ravages of the Global Pandemic. World news remains dominated by COVID-19-related stories and the economic, societal and…

Responding and adapting in uncharted times

It would be difficult to start this editorial with anything other than reference to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic. As fire professionals we are dedicated to consideration of worst-case scenarios, risk assessments, projections, modelling and mitigation. In 2011, as the country…

United by common themes and desires?

As this issue is published, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will have just been completed. Despite the fact that the momentous decision to leave was made less than four years ago it is sometimes hard to believe…

Do we have to look back in order to look forward?

When we are driving, the need to look back before we make a move on the road is a basic principle of safety that we learn from day one. I think that applies to most things in life where, before…

Developing a safer future together

My role as Editor has provided the opportunity to broaden my fire-sector knowledge and the opportunity to see where, with shared knowledge and a common voice, fire professionals can make a difference to our overall built environment and to the…

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