Minister Phil Hogan to open Fire Officers Conference in Co. Louth

Dundalk to also host International Fire Industry and Technology Exhibition

Dundalk to also host International Fire Industry and Technology Exhibition

Fire officers from across Ireland and abroad will gather in Dundalk, County Louth next week to participate in the annual Irish Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) Conference and Fire Technology Exhibition.

‘New Horizons for the Fire and Rescue Service of the Future’ is the theme of this year’s two-day event, which will be opened by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, in Dundalk’s Ballymascanlon House Hotel on Wednesday 9 May.

The aim of the Conference and accompanying Exhibition is to afford all involved in the fire and rescue area the opportunity to debate current issues and to see the latest developments in fire service appliances and equipment, and to explore the newest technology in fire service operations and fire prevention.

Among the topics to be covered will be current Irish and UK fire service developments, regionalism of the fire service, the provision of combined fire and ambulance service, an effective building control system, operational risk taking, and the use of computer fire models.

Conference Secretary and Chief Fire Officer for Louth County Fire and Rescue Service, Eamon Woulfe said that Fire Service personnel will use this year’s Conference as an opportunity to focus on service delivery options.

The annual showcase event for Ireland’s Fire and Emergency Services sector also will feature a Fire Industry and Technology Exhibition, which enables representatives from the manufacturing and trade sector involved in supplying emergency products to meet, network and exchange information with representatives and colleagues from the private and public sector.

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