Major emergency management--the new realities: Ireland's leading fire conference and trade exhibition is focusing this year on aspect of major emergency management, as the Irish government launch a new Major Emergency Management Framework.(Irish Chief Fire Officers' Association Annual Conference 2006)

THE IRISH CHIEF FIRE OFFICERS' Association Annual Conference will include experts in the field of major emergency management from around the world, They will examine and discuss some of the most debated management issues surrounding major emergency management by today's emergency services, such as disaster preparedness and response, risk management, occupational health and safety and crisis communications,

Speaker Line-Up

The Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland will play host to the CFOA Conference 2006. The Chief Fire Officer's Association Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the most prestigious conferences in Ireland and is a major showcase for the fire and emergency services sector. It will bring together personnel from disaster management and response organisations in the public and private sector, manufacturers and suppliers of emergency products and services from Ireland and abroad and will provide all involved an ideal opportunity to network and exchange information.

CFO James Dunphy, Chairman CFOA, said: "The theme and line-up of speakers for conference 2006 could not be more opportune in the light of various emergencies, internationally, ranging from the 7/7 bombings in London to Hurricane Katrina to the Hemel Hempstead oil-storage depot fire and particularly in view of the proposed new framework for major emergencies in Ireland. …

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