Welcome to the March 2016 edition of IFF Magazine.

We are delighted to have Lt. Colonel Expert Ali Hassan Almutawa FIFirE, Director of Operations Department at Dubai Civil Defence writing the IFF Comment entitled ‘Critical Operations Raises Global Profile’.

This issue is packed full of in-depth and interesting editorial, from the latest industry news and product announcements as well as specialist feature articles, it will not disappoint.

With a further fourteen articles, we are sure that you will be find the issue interesting – look out for the comprehensive guide to the latest developments in rescue equipment.

Tom Guldner presents the first part of a two part article entitled ‘Liquid natural gas (LNG) training for first responders’, Jesse A. Heitz presents the second and final part of ‘Heavy Timber 101 – Performance’ and Paul Maynard provides a detailed look into PPE for rescuers in his article ‘Extrication – the importance of correct Personal Protective Equipment’.

We hope you enjoy this edition.

Cover image:

When the safe deployment and use of a high volume masterstream appliance is required, portable monitors such as the Crossfire shown, incorporate an integrated safety shutoff mechanism to avoid unintentional and unwanted movement during operation. Image courtesy of Task Force Tips.

Contributing Editors

George A. Codding, Richard Cranham, Janette Edmonds, Richard Graveling, Tom Guldner, Dan Lamb, Paul Maynard, Paul McGuiggan, Erin Murphy, Sigi Osagie, Rob Parenti, Gary Parkinson, Tony Pickett, Maria Stearn, Ian Tanner, Gavin Travers.