Recent years have seen an increasing number of terror attacks across Europe, global pandemic threats, a nerve agent attack in the UK, hoax CBRN incidents in Dublin and a significant number of climate related events worldwide. Now more than ever it is essential to maintain a high level of preparedness for such events and responsibility falls on a diverse and wide number of people and agencies to ensure an effective response.

Taking its name from the Irish for preparation, the ‘Ullmhú’ conference will seek to bring together the entire emergency preparedness, resilience and response community, ranging from senior emergency planners to operational first responders from the ambulance, fire and rescue services, specialist police and military units all the way across to our numerous voluntary agencies.

Agenda & Speakers

Aligned with the Government’s National Risk Assessment, the EPRR Conference aims to increase our capability to respond to and recover from civil emergencies, with a particular focus on informing the development of enhanced national and community resilience.

For 2020, the key themes for debate and discussion are Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents and enhancing interagency cooperation.

Why Visit?

Ullmhú is an essential visit for all members of the EPRR community

Our conference brings together professionals from Government departments, the HSE, councils, the emergency and uniformed services, academia and more, making it a truly unique event.

The only event of its kind to offer free learning sessions, networking & research opportunities with contributions from key industry suppliers.

Who should visit?

Representatives from Government Departments, Agencies and Public or Semi-State Authorities with lead or support roles in Government emergency plans

Police, Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defence & Coastguard officers

Public health practitioners, pre hospital emergency practitioners & emergency medicine clinicians

Defence Forces personnel

Academics & students with an interest in emergency management, disaster relief, medicine & health sciences, counter terrorism, security, CBRN or related fields

  • Representatives from public utilities (Water, Gas, Electricity)
  • Airport and port authorities
  • Public Transport Authorities (NTA, CIE, Irish Rail, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus)
  • Emergency Managers
  • Local authorities, OPW, EPA & Met Éireann staff
  • Emergency & first responders