This issue boasts fantastic and interesting articles from the industry’s best and most renowned authors.

The IFF Comment is written by Commissioner Adam K Thiel from the Philadelphia Fire Department who looks at the similarities and differences of fire and rescue services around the world with his feature; ‘It’s all about trust’.

Arla O’Neill looks at the technology helping with the early detection of wildfires in her article ‘OroraTech transforms wildfire detection and monitoring from space’ and Neil Pederson explores extrication with his article ‘Vehicle rescue provision – a new approach to rescue’.

There are further 20 articles, the NFPA Vision, three company and product profiles and five pages of news from across the globe. We also feature a special preview of the 2021 Interschutz USA, Philadelphia and look at the digital offerings currently being provided following the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 event.

Check out the fascinating article by Russ Sanders – ‘Firefighter fatalities: Some positive signs from NFPA’ and be sure to look at the interesting thoughts put forward by Jesse Heiz in his feature ‘Crisis planning: Establishing a reserve corps’.

Take care and stay safe.

A severe fire involving a hotel in northern Finland kept firefighters busy. The fire service’s Bronto F32TLK aerial platform can be seen extinguishing a fire in the roof of the hotel.

Image courtesy of Bronto Skylift Oy Ab.

Dr. Asa Don Brown, Paul Calderwood, Raman Chagger, David Dalrymple, Andy Elliott, Daniel Engelhardt, Curt Floyd, Jesse A. Heitz, Roger Barrett James, Ali Karim, Gary Lee, Arla O’Neal, Gary Parkinson, Neil Pedersen, Frank Preiss, Chris Roller, Russ Sanders, Ged Smart, Roger Startin, Charles Werner.

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