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, ‘A new dawn and new challenges’ looking at the continuing issues surrounding COVID-19 and the continuing lack of governmental action following the Grenfell tragedy.

NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley has provided the latest NFPA Vision, ‘Seminal research looks at US fire experience since America Burning’ reflects on the report written in 1973 which explored how many fire losses were accepted with resignation. Dick van Roosmalen and Jochem van de Graafffrom present a special report on, what is without doubt, the biggest fire engine in the world, with a length of 67m, weight of 330 tons, water storage of 150,000 litres and 8,000 litres foam concentrate with ‘XXL fire engine on rails in Rotterdam’.

Issue fourteen contains a massive twenty-two 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 ‘The fall and rise of the GRP composite fire door’ from Dave Walker, as well as Gary Randle’s article ‘Optimising emergency response with location intelligence.’

With the return of face to face trade shows the UK Fire team look forward to catching up with friends, clients and visitors to the Emergency Services Show and Fire Safety Event taking place at the NEC, Birmingham in September. Drop by stand xxx, say hello to the team and pick up a complimentary copy of our latest issues.

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 2021.

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Iain Cox, Lucian Deaton, Mike Fox, Jochem van de Graaff, Malcolm Hannon, Robert James, Phil Martin, James Mountain, Richard O’Connor, Gary Parkinson, Jim Pauley, Neil Pedersen, Frank Preiss, Gary Randle, Dick van Roosmalen, Manny Silva, Andy Starnes, Roger Startin, Michele Steinberg, Peter Stephenson, Dave Walker, Neil Wallington

UK Fire is a quarterly journal specific to the UK Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make UK Fire the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

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