This issue boasts some fantastic and interesting articles which include the IFP Comment from IFE Trustee and Board Director Hao-Giang Tay CFIFireE. Titled ‘Modern built-environment fire-safety strategy’ Hao-Giang looks at how many fire incidents occur repeatedly in the same building category where life safety mattered most such as high-rise residential, healthcare facilities, discotheques, shopping malls, etc. and discusses that either the industry did not learn from experience or the safety information is not communicated globally.

Iain Cox, in his article ‘The non-fire triangle: how a return to principles can improve fire safety’ provides us with a real insight into the reporting of the proceedings of the Grenfell Inquiry which only reinforces the conclusions reached by Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: fire safety in our buildings is not what it should be.

‘Waste and recycling operators can turn back the clock to the days before the wave of Li-ion battery fires’ is presented by Ryan Fogelman who looks at how every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost daily. These fires can spark from hazards such as pressurized tanks, chemicals, hot-work activities, fertilizers, cigarette butts and, an emerging culprit, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. If fire incidents aren’t detected and managed early, they can.

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

We are delighted to announce our support of the Antarctic Fire Angels as their Global Media Partner and carry an interesting insight into the team and their expedition taking place in 2023.

We hope that as the lockdown restrictions are lifted that we will be able to attend trade shows again and get to meet you.

Take care and stay safe.

Bavaria strives to contribute to a safer world by providing premium-quality firefighting solutions, as part of a multinational enterprise with expanding operations worldwide.

Image courtesy of Bavaria Fire Fighting Solutions.

Michael Bindreiter, David T. Butry, Raman Chagger, Brian O’Connor, Iain Cox, Rick D. Davis, Alessandro De Danieli, Ryan Fogelman, Arthur Gager, Richard G. Gann, Stanley W. Gilbert, Donna Hazzledine, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, Markus Mueller, Niall Rowan, Mike Sutton, Hao-Giang Tay, Daniel Wake, Will Wigfield.

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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