On the road to knowledge: the second year of FIRE's involvement with the annual FRS event begins with co-ordinator of the fire service college's research conference Dr Anne Eyre's call for papers. This year's event --RE08--takes place on November 12 and 13.(Risk Management)

THE FIRE SERVICE COLLEGE--IN association with the Institution of Fire Engineers--is pleased to announce details of its annual conference and to invite papers for inclusion in plenary, parallel or poster sessions. Are you or your colleagues engaged in an innovative project, research and/or development in a fire-related field?

We wish to hear from individuals, fire and rescue authorities and other organisations looking to showcase best practice, initiative and cutting edge research. Our conference attracts a wide audience from across the emergency services, the fire industry, research communities and other private or public sectors interested in the latest firerelated issues, developments and concerns. We welcome a broad range of backgrounds and professional approaches including technical, engineering, legal, social, psychological, economic, operational, national and international perspectives. This gives our conference its distinctive multi-disciplinary and multi-agency flavour.

Benefits of attending this event include the opportunity to:

* Be informed about the latest developments in research and best practice, and learn from a range of approaches and perspectives on key topical issues

* Meet and network with a range of professionals from across fire-related communities

* Visit the college's library and research facility, regarded as the most comprehensive fire, fire safety and emergency response related learning resource of its kind

* Receive an award of CPD hours by the IFE

* Discuss opportunities for further professional development with representatives from the IFE, City and Guilds and IPDS. …

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