Emergency Preparedness, Response & Resiliance

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 range 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. Targeted at individuals at all levels from senior emergency planners to operational first responders we aim 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.

Agenda & Speakers

For 2020, the key theme is ‘Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) enhancing interagency cooperation’. Our sessions will look in depth at the recent nerve agent incident in Salisbury examining the blue light and public health response and also discussing the clinical management of the casualties. We will also outline current Irish and Northern Irish CBRN capabilities before examining ways to enhance national interagency training and cross border co-operation.

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 emergency plans

Police, Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defence & Coastguard officers

Public health specialists, Pre-Hospital Emergency Practitioners, General 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 from the volunteer ambulance services and Irish Red Cross