2022 is now is full swing and there is a year of great Shows ahead of us. Fire Australia 2022 will be held over the 3rd, 4th and 5th May and in this issue, we have a Show Preview of what you can expect from the prestigious event and a showcase of some of the exhibitors you can visit at the show. Our very own editor, Neil Bibby, will be in attendance. If you’d like a chat with Neil at the show, please drop him a line at neil.bibby@mdmpublishing.com. He would be delighted to meet with you.

As always we have an issue full of “on point” editorial content. Firstly, we take a look at how the IFE is driving change to illuminate a fire-safe future with an informal chat with Steve Hamm, the IFE’s CEO to learn how this professional body is adapting to help members deal with changes to all roles in the sector We also take a look at The history of product certification with Peter Stephenson and Chad McLean from Warringtonfire.

Other interesting articles include Becoming green and the challenges for optical fire detection: Can one suit protect firefighters from all risks; Taking protective action during floods and storms and Standards Australia celebrates centenary year.

Other informative articles include Introducing Natural Hazards Research Australia; Firefighters show their skills by baking a cake; Suppression strategies for peat fires – Part 3 and much, much more.

We sincerely hope you enjoy reading this issue of Asia Pacific Fire Magazine. If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Harbour View hotel overlooking the Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong – image courtesy of Advanced. The UK manufacturer’s EN-54-approved Axis EN fire system protects the hotel from the threat of fire.

Jörn Erlenmaier, Radhiya Fanham, Paul Grainger, John Kilgour, Chad McLean, Adrian O’Connell, Gavin Parker, Bethany Patch, Dr Eliot Sizeland, Peter Stephenson, Dr Richard Thornton

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