We are delighted by the positive feedback and support we continue to receive from you for UK Fire and always take your comments on board when developing the next issue of the magazine.

Our aim with UK Fire is to deliver a fire sector publication that truly covers all elements of fire engineering and to understand and share how working together delivers a safer environment in which society can live, work and visit.

Our Editor Phil Martin introduces the issue with his Editor’s Comment,  ‘Behind the headlines?’ looking at the continuing issues surrounding COVID-19 and the lack of governmental action following the Grenfell tragedy.

Angelo Verzoni from the NFPA has provided the latest NFPA Vision, ‘Under construction, at risk’ exploring how NFPA 241 is critical to protecting vulnerable construction sites. Andy Stratton from Grundon Waste Management gives a fascinating insight into dealing with hazardous waste with his feature, ‘After the fire – the clean up begins.’

Issue ten contains a massive seventeen feature articles as well as product showcases and industry news, providing a real cross sector mix of information, opinion and knowledge.Check out the fantastic feature ‘Drones for the fire and rescue service’ from Samuel Denniff, Public Safety Expert at Coptrz as well as Brian Hesler’s article ‘Training for our firefighter’s future.’
We are pleased to be able to bring you news of the latest book by extrication guru Ian Dunbar. Be sure to check out the comprehensive review of ‘Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation’, Ian’s latest offering in association with LUKAS.

We continue to profile UK Fire and Rescue Services and we are thankful to Chris Blacksell who has provided an insight into Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Stay safe and take care. We continue to welcome your feedback and look forward to presenting you with the next issue of UK Fire in November 2020.

Firefighters must have total trust in their equipment and training in order to perform effectively.

Image courtesy of Dräger

Chris Blacksell, Helen Cooper, Samuel Denniff, Brian Hesler, Ali Karim, Saba Naqshbandi, Gary Parkinson, Jim Pauley, Neil Pedersen, Roger Startin, Andy Stratton, Dr Andrew Taylor, Chris Thain, Nick Uwins, Angelo Verzoni, Sophie Washington.

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