We have been overwhelmed with the reception you have given the first two issues of UK Fire and have taken on board feedback and have used this to develop this November edition.

UK Fire Editor Phil Martin kicks off the issue with his Editor’s Comment titled ‘Challenges and opportunities’ which looks at the challenges the sector is facing following the Grenfell fire and explores the opportunities that emerging technology will give us. Aston Bowles provides the UK Fire Comment and delves into ‘The role of technology in false-alarm management’.

With a massive 18 feature articles, 7 profiles and 5 pages of news this issue has something for everyone and provides a real cross-sector mix of information, opinion and knowledge.

Check out ‘Dressed for success’ by Jon Pryce which looks at how Hereford and Worcester FRS went about procuring new PPE for its firefighters. Simon Plummer presents his article, ‘Smoke and mirrors’ which looks at dispelling the mystery surrounding mechanically ventilated smoke shafts. Be sure to check out our event review on which looks at the success of the ‘British Firefighter Challenge 2018’.

We will continue our series profiling UK Fire and Rescue Services in the next issue with Tyne and Wear FRS.

We are pleased to present our third issue which and, as always, we welcome your feedback and ideas before presenting the next issue in February 2019.

Antique Copper CO2 Fire Extinguisher from Contempo, CheckFire Ltd.
Image courtesy of CheckFire Ltd.

Stephen Andrews, Jo Bowcock, Aston Bowles, Raman Chagger, Howie Crook, Ian Dunbar, Alan Elder, Bart Goeman, Simon Plummer, Jon Pryce, Tom Roche, Fredrik Rosén, Dinesh Thanigasalam, Robert Thilthorpe, Keith Wells, AJ Whitaker