We are delighted with the reception you continue to give UK Fire. Now in its third 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 ‘Responding and adapting in uncharted times’ which looks at the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world is coming together to harness existing and use of technology to overcome this threat. As well as the challenges the whole industry faces as the world learns how to adapt to ‘normal life’ post pandemic.

With 14 feature articles, 3 profiles, 5 case studies 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 ‘Corrosive chemical assaults – how to respond to the risk’ by Dr Nigel Blumire which looks at the type of risks which may be present at these horrific incidents. Gary Wood shares with us the issues of unoccupied premises during the pandemic lockdown with his article, ‘Protect the building – protect the business’ and be sure to check out our special report on ‘All-consuming fire safety’.

We are pleased to present our ninth issue which and, as always, we welcome your feedback and ideas before presenting the special 10th anniversary issue in August 2020.

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Jamie Allam, Richard Ballheimer, Dr Nigel Blumire, Roger Brereton, Javier Colado, Bob Duval, Jon Hall, Mark Hodges, Birgitte Messerschmidt, James Mountain, Niall Rowan, Anja Schäfers, Nick Uwins, Gary Wood.

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