It is with great sadness that we learned that Joe Cross, the Honorary President and founder of International Association of Safety and Survival Training, passed away on last Sunday. Joe was the pioneer in safety training in UK that lead to the founding of IASST as he found many trainers world wide in need for assistance in starting safety training. For all those who knew Joe they will remember his fighting spirit and enthusiastic for safety training and trainers. He was also the centre of the attention with his good humour, jokes and inspiration. The members and friends will miss him. We send our sincere condolences to Desna, children, grandchildren and other relatives.