We are delighted with the reception you continue to give UK Fire. Now in its fifth year of publication it doesn’t seem five minutes ago we were having discussions as to whether the UK fire industry wanted another magazine – well the answer has been a resounding yes! Thank you all for your support and encouragement – readers and advertisers alike – it is very much appreciated.

UK Fire Editor Phil Martin kicks off the issue with his Editor’s Comment titled ‘Who sets the standard?’ which looks at the way in which standards are breached at almost every level and how we can effectively deal with this in public office.

With 23 feature articles, 5 profiles, 3 case studies and 5 pages of news this 88 page issue has something for everyone and provides a real cross-sector mix of information, opinion and knowledge.

Check out Paul Grimwood’s article ‘Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios’ which looks at fires in residential high-rise buildings that present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction omissions and poor maintenance
lead to widespread systemic failure. Adam Walker gives us a fascinating insight into ‘Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens’.

If you are planning on attending any of the following trade shows in the next month please drop by our booth, say hello to the team and pick up a complimentary copy of our publications. Hazmat 2022, Stratford upon Avon, between May 18-19 (Hall 1, Booth 3) or Interschutz in Hannover, Germany between June 20-25 (Hall 12 , Booth F34).

We are pleased to present this, our seventeenth issue, and as always, we welcome your feedback and ideas.

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Antony Bholah, David Dalrymple, John Duffin, Paul Grimwood, Brian Hesler, Fergus Mayne, James Mountain, Neil Pedersen, Andy Starnes, John Stewart, Gary Strong, Ed Sullivan, Emma Sutcliffe, Paul Waldeck, Adam Walker, Boxi Zhang

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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