More than 10,000 subscribers have signed up for FIRE magazine since the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the bespoke ‘FIRE for All’ campaign for fire and rescue services.

  • All fire and rescue personnel in Scotland now have access to award-winning FIRE magazine
  • FIRE for All’ offer sees one of the largest percentage increase of new subscriptions for a UK magazine
  • Hampshire, Suffolk and Kent personnel latest to benefit in having total access to FIRE magazine

 

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is the largest service to sign up to the ‘FIRE for All’ subscription offer which means every member of staff now has access to a print or digital copy of FIRE magazine. The bundle offer of print and digital copies has been developed to ensure everyone in the Fire and Rescue Service can have access to the magazine to support their personnel development.

The offer was developed by new FIRE magazine publisher, Fire Knowledge, as the magazine undertakes a fresh strategic direction which helps raise the profile of key fire and rescue service initiatives, promotes best practice and communicates strategic decision making into practical application for frontline delivery.

 

 “I want Suffolk colleagues to use the wide variety of Fire Service articles to help them grow and develop in their current and future roles”

CFO Mark Hardingham

 

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service signed up for the offer in the summer. Chief Fire Officer Mark Hardingham says: “The personal development for our staff, and the organisational benefits that brings, have never been more important as the UK Fire and Rescue Service looks to the challenges and opportunities of the next ten years.

FIRE provides a fantastic way to share what is happening in the Fire and Rescue Service beyond Suffolk. Every member of our service, regardless of their role, is now able to access a hard copy or digital version of FIRE. I want Suffolk colleagues to use the wide variety of Fire Service articles to help them grow and develop in their current and future roles.”

The news follows the recent announcement that FIRE magazine has been awarded the Press Gazette’s Coronavirus Journalism Excellence Best Comment for the white paper, Coronavirus: A Five-Step Reset for Fire and Emergency Leaders [1] from over 600 nominations.

FIRE Editor and Publisher Andrew Lynch says: “I am delighted that every member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service now has access to the magazine, to join a growing number of fire and rescue services taking up this fantastic offer.

“We believe that as the UK Fire Service’s only fully subscribed publication [2], the bundle subscription approach gives great value as a personal development tool for all personnel. As the journalism excellence award highlights, our correspondents and contributors provide thought provoking but impartial coverage and offer real insight into the direction the fire sector is heading.

“I am looking forward to welcoming more fire and rescue personnel into our inclusive club!”

To find out more about the ‘FIRE for All’ subscription package for fire and rescue services contact Editor & Publisher Andrew Lynch at: andrew.lynch@fireknowledge.co.uk or Subscriptions at: nicola.longhurst@fireknowledge.co.uk.

 

[1] The Press Gazette’s Journalism Matters: Excellence in Reporting Coronavirus awards selected FIRE magazine’s article from the April 2020 issue – the first of the ‘new architecture for society’ series which features our call for a Charter for Resilience.

[2] FIRE magazine is only available through subscription to a print or digital edition and has no free circulation.