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About us

We are a team of fire sector specialists combining former chief fire officers and senior advisers with experts in the field of publishing.


Helping to maintain the UK’s position as a world-leader in the fire and rescue sector.


To make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and expertise that will keep the UK at the cutting-edge of professional practice in the fire and rescue sector.

We will achieve our Mission by:

  1. Publishing material in FIRE magazine and on our website that enables readers to keep abreast of current affairs and leading professional practice in the sector
  2. Publishing material in FIRE magazine and on our website that introduces new thinking and ideas into the sector
  3. Running events that bring stakeholders together to consider topical issues, challenge current thinking, explore new ideas and, in doing so, shape the direction of the sector
  4. Facilitating access to high-quality consultancy services that will provide the capacity and expertise needed to achieve efficient, effective and sustainable improvement for organisations and in the professional practice of individuals.

Our Team

Andrew Lynch

Andrew Ledgerton-Lynch OBE Editor

Andrew is an award-winning journalist and the Editor of FIRE  magazine having taken up the role of Editor in 2000. Other roles include Editor of International Fire Professional, the journal of the Institution of Fire Engineers, Chair of The Fire Fighters Charity, Director of Communications for the Fire Sector Federation and trustee of the Fire Service Research and Training Trust.

Dave Etheridge

Dave Etheridge OBE

Dave was a former Chief Fire Officer and Director for Community Safety in Oxfordshire who also held the position of President of the Chief Fire Officers Association. He is appointed by the Home Office as a Subject Matter Expert in Fire and Recue and has worked extensively across the Middle East supporting organisational improvement and operational excellence.  

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Christine Hicks

After qualifying as an accountant with the electricity board, Christine has held finance positions with Virgin, Laura Ashley and Rank before joining OLM Group and Pavilion Publishing as Group Finance and HR Director.

Nikki Holmes

Nikki has been with the company since 2021, starting firstly as Administrator and then progressing to the company’s Events and Operations Coordinator.  Nikki has over 15 years of office experience, working for organisations such as Carte Blanche Greetings as an international account coordinator, and a Data and Information Officer for West Sussex County Council.