Annual Conference 2018 – MAYO


Fire Service Delivery – Prepare for the Future

I am delighted to be hosting the Chief Fire Officers’ Association Annual Conference in Westport, County Mayo, on the 9th & 10th May 2018. This is the 61st Chief Fire Officers’ Annual Conference and it is the fourth occasion that it has been hosted in the County. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all Delegates, Trade Exhibitors, Speakers and Guests from Ireland and overseas to this Conference.

The Conference will afford an opportunity to discuss current issues, identify and prepare for future issues and developments in Fire Service Delivery. This will be facilitated by speakers from USA, England, Scotland, Czech Republic, Germany Austria and Ireland who will share their experiences with us.

The Fire Technology Exhibition will afford an opportunity for manufacturers and trade representatives to outline current and future trends in the manufacturing of Fire Service equipment. It will also give the Trade an opportunity to hear the requirements of the Fire Service.

A special word of thanks to Exhibitors, Sponsors and Advertisers for their continued support for the Conference.

I would like to thank the Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Mr. Peter Hynes, for his support for the Conference and to especially acknowledge the huge commitment of Mayo Fire Service staff in assisting the CFOA in hosting this year’s Conference.

I hope you find the Conference both interesting and beneficial and that you enjoy your stay in Westport

Seamus Murphy,

Chief Fire Officer,

CFOA Conference Secretary 2018.




CFOA Presentation 5-9-2018 NFPA

PW NFCC Briefing CFOA Ireland 2018 [Read-Only]

Sarah CFOA Presentation 10052918 [Read-Only]

TSI CFOA 2018 Presentation_Rev1 [Read-Only]

Conference Programmme – 2018 (2)


Please contact Knockranny House Hotel for Accomodation Information and Special Rates


Knockranny House Hotel,

Westport,Co. Mayo,


Tel 00353 98 28600

Fax 00353 98 28611


SatNav 53.80306|-9.50806


Alternative Accommodation


(Click on a speakers name for bio)

  • Dave Carroll BE CEng MIEI
  • Vladimir Vlček, Dipl.Ing., Ph.D., Brig.Gen.
  • Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová
  • Paul Walker QFSM, MSc, FIFireE. Chief Fire Officer and Director of Resilient Cornwall
  • Sean Hogan, National Director for Fire & Emergency Management
  • Sarah Neary
  • Markus Ebner
  • Alasdair Hay Chief Officer, CBE QFSM MBA MCIPD MIFireE
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