This issue boasts some fantastic and interesting articles which include the IFP Comment from IFE Chief Executive Roy Bishop. Titled ‘Programme for Change, ensuring

the Fire Sector keeps pace’ Roy looks at how research and development and participation in reviews is only one part of the change process and that the challenge of ensuring and demonstrating competence in fire professionals is something which must be addressed.

Markus Mueller provides us with a real insight into the need for fast and effective fire detection in subterranean transport systems with his article ‘Early warning fire detection
in underground stations’. Check out Laura Stephens fascinating insight into life as a fire engineering student in her feature, ‘Fire Engineering – an opportunity for everyone’.

With a total of eighteen feature articles, in addition to our regular news and profiles section, this issue of IFP provides hours of ‘must-read’ entertainment.

Finally, if you are attending FDIC International 2020 in Indianapolis from 20th – 25th April, please don’t forget to visit the International Fire Protection team. We are on Booth 3479 – come and say hello and sign up for your free subscription to IFP magazine.

Early warning fire detection in underground stations is vital to ensure the safe evacuation of passengers and staff.

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Roy Bishop, Raman Chagger, Bob Duval, Rajko Eichhorn, Peter Hughes, Ian King, Birgitte Messerschmidt, James Mountain, Markus Mueller, William Pittman, Richard Radford, Rodger Reiswig, Justin Roberts, Anja Schäfers, Laura Stephenson, Nigel Ward.

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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