In August, AFAC22 powered by INTERSCHUTZ went ahead with one of the first “in-person” events for our industry in the Asia Pacific region and was a roaring success. Congratulations to the team at Hannover Fairs Australia for putting on such a brilliant event. Click here to visit our AFAC22 Portal Page and see who exhibited. If you haven’t ever visited, we strongly suggest you add it to your Expo list for 2023.

We have a guest editor for this issue, Mr John Clampett MAppSc, Grd Dip Bld Svy, GIFireE, NAM who brings a wealth of experience to our pages. In this issue, we take an interesting look at The applications of VTOL UAV/DRONES in forest fires. High Altitude Reconnaissance, forest fire video monitoring, area inspection and early detection can all be undertaken by the latest UAVs. Wang Qi and Katrina Yuan from JOUAV in China discuss the applications.

Interesting articles of note include Post flood research is helping us learn from communities; Using Thermal Imaging Cameras during size up; Future fire sprinkler heads are digital and a Conversation with Amy Dowie: uncovering the unique career of a fire safety officer.

Other informative articles are Grenfell: Five years after the strategy, what have we learnt and what action has been taken?New guide to utilise non-technical skills in emergency management; Role of planning in bushfire risk reduction – a brief introduction to Australian practice 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.

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Greg Campbell, John Clampett, Lucinda Coates, Radhiya Fanham, John Kilgour, Stephen Kip, Dr Maria Kornakova, Anthony Kuiper, Simone Pappas, Gavin Parker, Bethany Patch, Wang Qi, Mark Whybro, Katrina Yuan

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