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Welcome to the very first issue of Gulf Fire Magazine – January 2016

We are delighted to unveil the latest magazine from MDM Publishing Ltd. The idea for a Middle East specific magazine dedicated to the fire safety and fire and rescue had been on the MDM ‘drawing board’ for about 18 months. Following extensive market research with the readers and advertisers of our existing titles it was obvious that the appetite was there so we launched the project back in June 2015.

We are delighted to welcome Neil Wallington to the MDM Team and he has done a sterling job sourcing the authors and collating the editorial for this launch issue. Packed full of in-depth and interesting features, from the latest industry news and product announcements as well as specialist feature editorial, you will not be disappointed.

Neil kicks off the issue with his Editor’s Comment and explores the opportunities within the Middle East region and looks forward to the forthcoming Intersec 2016 Show in Dubai.

With a further fourteen articles, we are sure that you will be find the issue interesting – look out for the comprehensive profile and showcase dedicated to Intersec 2016 and some of the companies exhibiting at the show.

We are extremely proud to have been given an insight into the workings of Dubai Civil Defence and the ‘Organisation Profile’ gives the reader an understanding of this forward thinking and innovative organisation.

Check out ‘Sprinklers in the Sky’ by Stewart Kidd which explores how the evolution of automatic sprinkler systems has allowed supertall buildings to become even taller, Roger Startin looks at ‘Firefighting in Hot Climates’ and Kurt Werner asks the question ‘Is time running out for HFC’s?’

Enjoy this first edition and we look forward to presenting before you the next issue in April 2016 – please let us know your thoughts or ideas.

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The Falcon 6 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle from NAFFCO which will be on display at Intersec 2016. Image courtesy of NAFFCO.

Contributing Editors

Dr. Ahmed Allam, Andy Barker, Steve Griffiths, Paul Grimwood, Chris Jelenewicz, Stewart Kidd, Erin Murphy, John Newton, Roger Startin, Neil Wallington, Kurt Werner, Duncan J. White, Dr Peter Wilkinson.