There are a number of new attractions taking place at this year's show including the Disaster City zone, an Innovations Centre and a Demonstration Area for manufacturers to showcase their equipment in action

On behalf of the Fire Protection Association, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of the delegates, exhibitors and speakers attending this year's FIRE Conference and Exhibition. This level of support, combined with the assembly of another topical and thought provoking conference, ensures that FIRE is the must attend event for the Industry

Returning to the G-Mex in Manchester, with its excellent conference and exhibitions facilities, will ensure that FIRE 2005 has the ideal setting. …

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