We have been overwhelmed with the reception you have given UK Fire in its first year of publication and have taken on board your feedback and have used this to develop this May edition.

UK Fire Editor Phil Martin kicks off the issue with his Editor’s Comment titled ‘Experience, technology and people’ which looks at the Notre Dame fire in Paris and identifies how the use of technology may have been an important factor in the firefighting success.

With 16 feature articles, 6 profiles and 3 pages of news this issue has something for everyone and provides a real cross-sector mix of information, opinion and knowledge.

Check out ‘Extrication Planning – Part 1’ by Ian Dunbar which looks at the importance of planning for successful extrication. Sophie Washington shares with us the adventure she is embarking on to further her fire research with her article, ‘FireTreks – the journey starts now’ and be sure to check out our interview with Roger Startin from Bristol Uniforms.

The Firex Preview and Showcase provides an insight into the show and some of the companies taking part. If you are attending please drop by the UK Fire Stand FX156 – and say hello to the team and pick up your complimentary copy of UK Fire. Editor Phil Martin will be on the stand and would be pleased to catch up with as many of you as possible.

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

35 years on, what lessons were learnt from the fire at York Minster that contributed to the actions at Notre Dame?
Image courtesy of iStock.

Ian Dunbar, Tom Guldner, Peter Lackey, Bettina McDowell, Vince O’Neill, Gary Parkinson, Dave Rivett, Julian Vollans, Neil Wallington, Andy Walsh, Sophie Washington, Maximilian Weiss, Barry Zielinski.

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