We hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times. This edition is packed full of news, profiles and feature articles brought together from around the world and is sure to give you a few hours of distraction from the current global crisis.
Paul Walker, Chief Fire Officer of the Cayman Islands Fire Service gets this issue off and running with his IFF Comment titled ‘Our People, Our Decisions, Our Future’ which takes a look at the need for effective leadership and creating a culture where change is seen as a negative.
There are further 15 articles, company and product profiles and news from across the globe. We also feature a special report from UK Fire Editor Phil Martin who recently went to the Cayman Islands and took the opportunity to visit their Fire Department and speak with staff. Phil’s article, ‘The Cayman Islands Fire Service – The challenges of succession, transition and ambition’ provides a real insight into the Service’s ambitious plans and aspirations.
There is also a fantastic article by Casey Jones titled, ‘Surviving the unknown – safety through disaster’ which gives a fascinating insight into the plethora of natural and man-made hazards which exist and require the fire and rescue services to be prepared to deal with.
Check out Chris Thain’s article ‘Providing aircraft rescue and firefighting services during a pandemic event’ looking at the global aviation business was among the first industries to be immediately affected by the recent and ongoing Corona-virus pandemic and how the Airport Fire and Rescue Services worldwide are working hard to maintain their full operational readiness, enabling the continued movement of essential goods within the supply chain.
Planning is well underway for the September issue of IFF and if you would like to submit an article please contact the team at [email protected] – We look forward to hearing from you.
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Image courtesy of Super Vac.
Richard Ballheimer, Christian Bredewoud, Dr. Jeff Burgess, David Dalrymple, Curt Floyd, Casey Jones, Ali Karim, Phil Martin, Jacob McAfee, Birgitte Messerschmidt, Saba Naqshbandi, Gary Parkinson, Frank Preiss, Deryn Rizzi, Philip Stohr, Paul Walker.