Crisis Response Journal is entering a new era. On page 10 you will find details of the publication’s new owners, who have an unrivalled pedigree in the emergency and crisis response arena.
Understanding the issues involved in emergency response – from many different perspectives – is what makes these new owners uniquely placed to take the journal forward and to ensure that it continues to flourish in the years to come.
Long-term commitment to maintaining the strengths of the publication is, of course, extremely welcome but even more encouragingly, FireNet International will be investing in adding value, including an enhanced fire and security presence, and new ways to purchase and read CRJ.
I am delighted to be working with this new team to engage with our readers and sponsors even more closely.
Every issue, we strive to build upon the quality and diversity of content that CRJ has become known for since its launch. Sadly, we have not been short of news this issue.
Christchurch in New Zealand being struck by an earthquake, the terrible fl oods in Pakistan, pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and Moscow's heat wave disaster – all are covered in detail.
However, we are also looking to the future. On page 32 you will fi nd an article on solar storms and their effects on critical infrastructure.
Browning-out fire engines to save money (p38) is another topic that is sure to find resonance around the world.
Other ground-breaking articles include leadership training for crises and a fresh look at cyber security for businesses and emergency services – demonstrating the commitment of this new team to reporting the most up-to-theminute and hotly discussed topics around.
You, our readers, play a vital role. If you have ideas on how you would like to see the journal develop, or on topics we should cover, please contact the team: we thrive on your feedback.