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, ‘Review, reflect and plan – the emergence of the future fire and rescue service’ looking at the continuing issues surrounding the summer heatwave and how fire and rescue services struggle to deal with the demands placed on them.

We are delighted to welcome Chief Fire Officer Phil Loach, West Midlands Fire Service who has submitted the UK Fire Comment. In his feature, ‘A more flexible and extended role for the fire and rescue service to deliver community safety’ Phil looks at how fire and rescue services will need to take forward reform and improvement in the absence of any clear direction following the call for fire reform. Gavin Parker presents the first part of a very topical feature on, ‘Selecting and using a thermal imaging camera for wildfire’ and looks at the factors to take into consideration when purchasing.

This issue contains seventeen feature articles, as well as twelve product and company showcases and industry news, providing a real cross-sector mix of information, opinion and knowledge. Check out the fantastic feature ‘Rosenbauer’s vision for a sustainable electric future’, as well as an organisational profile looking at the Isles of Scilly Fire and Rescue Service.

The UK Fire team look forward to catching up with friends, clients and readers to the Emergency Services Show taking place at the NEC, Birmingham in September.

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 2022.

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Ken Bullock, Richard Harrap, Brian Hesler, Nigel J.C. Holmes, Kevin James, Dr Roger A. Klein, Phil Loach, Peter Long, Gavin Parker, Gary Strong, Mick Tisbury, 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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