This bumper issue boasts some fantastic and interesting articles which include the IFF Comment provided by Chief of Department, John Sudnik from the Fire Department of New York. Titled ‘Service and sacrifice – it’s in the DNA’. Chief Sudnik provides us with a unique insight into the challenges and demands the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the fire service and looks at how firefighters, EMTs and paramedics are always up to the task.

As always we feature some of the best new products and look at companies making a difference in the fire and rescue community. Be sure to check out the Ruth Lee product profile and learn about their fantastic new training manikin with thermal imaging capabilities. We also feature profiles from Training Specialties, Eagle Technical Products, Weber Rescue and Adalit. We are always delighted to showcase these profiles as it provides all the evidence we need to demonstrate the way technology and innovation continues to improve firefighter safety.

Jeff Dill, CEO of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance provides a provoking article, ‘Post-traumatic stress disorder killed our firefighter… or did it?’, Nathan Bricknell from FlamePro looks at ‘How to choose structural firefighting gear that reduces the impact of heat stress’ and Karen Reed from Perimeter Solutions discusses the use of foam during wildfire operations in her feature, ‘Despite advantages of using Class A foam to battle wildfires, use is down – that needs to change’.

With a total of seventeen feature articles, as well as event previews and our regular news and profiles section, this issue is packed with ‘must read’ content.

Enjoy this issue and please continue to share your comments with us – it’s your publication as well as ours and we are always looking for ways to improve the magazine.

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.

SuperTanker 944 making a drop of PHOS-CHEK® LC95 fire retardant on the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino Valley, California on 6 September 2020.

Image courtesy of Tod Sudmeier, 564FIRE (www.564fire.com)

Miguel A. Hernández Alfocea, Nathan Bricknell, Dr Asa Don Brown, Raman Chagger, Vendelin Clicques, David Dalrymple, Jeff Dill, Reginald D. Freeman, Steve Hirsch, Kees Kappetijn, Karel Lambert, Cathy Longley, Karen Reed, Andy Starnes, Roger Startin, John Sudnik, Angelo Verzoni, Brian Ward.

International Fire Fighter is the leading global publication for municipal and industrial fire fighters and the fire and rescue industry.

The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector-specific issues from around the world.

Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make International Fire Fighter the first choice read for fire and rescue professionals.

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