We were delighted by the positive feedback we received for issue one and have used this to develop this August edition.

Our aim with UK Fire is to deliver a truly cross fire sector publication that helps all elements of fire engineering 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 and Stewart Kidd then provides his thoughts and concerns over the missed opportunities that preceded Grenfell. Niall Rowan and Brian Robinson provide a comment from the Association for Specialist Fire Prevention and the Fire Sector Federation respectively.

Issue two contains fourteen feature articles as well as product showcases and industry news, providing a real cross sector mix of information, opinion and knowledge.

Check out ‘The growing threat of the worlds ageing transformer fleets’ by Barrie Menzies, the article considers the world’s transformer fleets which play a vital role in ensuring electricity flows efficiently and questions whether they are starting to groan. Richie McBride looks at ‘Body-worn cameras, decision making, and our fire services’ whilst Raman Chagger looks at the ‘Live investigation of false fire alarms’.

We continue to profile UK Fire and Rescue Services and we are thankful to Trevor Ferguson who has provided an insight into Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

We are pleased to present our second edition which compliments the Emergency Services Show. We will continue to welcome your feedback and ideas before presenting the next issue in November 2018.

With the UK experiencing a prolonged period of extreme temperatures, the increase in wildland fires have increased to levels not experienced for four decades.
Image courtesy of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service.

Raman Chagger, Trevor Ferguson, Paul Hopkins, Iain Houseman, Geir Jensen, Stewart Kidd, Peter Massingberd-Mundy, Richie McBride, Barry Menzies, Simon Plummer, Brian Robinson, Niall Rowan, Andy Walsh, Robert Yates.

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