Utilising 'ultimate cross-cutting problem' of our time.(Viewpoint)

At a recent parliamentary seminar, delegates were reminded of the importance of the impact of climate change as being the "ultimate crosscutting problem of our time". FIRE contends that this deliberation must be taken further to draw the multiple local, regional, national and international fire strands together

It was fitting that last month's parliamentary seminar was the best attended in the 11-year history of the All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group. The subject matter concerned reducing the environmental impact of fire with particular emphasis on the effectiveness of sprinklers. This was a fitting tribute as it was Bernadette Hartley, who passed away on February 14 (see Obituary, pg 12), who first used the environment as a leverage for convincing politicians of the efficiency of water suppression systems. …

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