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Blue Light Summit @ Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar

March 27 - March 28

Organisers of the ‘Blue Light Summit’ are looking forward to giving delegates, traders and speakers of this inaugural emergency services seminar and exhibition a ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ welcome to Castlebar, Co. Mayo in just seven weeks-time. We are delighted so many of you are interested in and supporting this event on 27th and 28th March next.

The ‘Blue Light Summit’ will provide service personnel, volunteers and community responders with an opportunity to ‘Network, Learn, Collaborate’ – Network among their own and other service personnel, Learn new skills and ideas and Collaborate with those from other agencies whom you may meet during major incidents, serious accidents, or even during severe weather and storms.

Mayo County Council in partnership with Emergency Times, and in association with the National Ambulance Service, Mayo Garda Division and Mayo Fire & Rescue Service and delighted to be able to provide this training and development seminar and exhibition to those on the frontline and in support services.

The seminar takes place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March 2020 at the Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Among the various presentations and workshops being delivered over the two-days are:

  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
  • Medical Interventions
  • HSE Digital Academy Forum
  • Major Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management, Preparedness and Resilience
  • Firefighting against climatic challenges
  • Threats to IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security
  • Garda Technologies in crime prevention and detection
  • Roads Policing Mobility
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Assaults on the frontline
  • Advanced Water Rescue Technologies
  • Community First Responders
  • Community Engagement Forums
  • Community Fire Safety in schools, businesses and in the home
  • Body Worn Cameras
  • Electric Vehicle Fire Management

Traders and exhibitors are a key part to any organisation. They provide the equipment, tools and fleet for the emergency services to carry-out their roles. The ‘Blue Light Summit’ is delighted with the support thus far from so many traders attending the summit.

Among some of the exhibitors are a variety of traders and organisations who provide the following services;

  • Fleet manufacturers,
  • Design, manufacturer and assembly of fire appliances,
  • Vehicle refurbishment,
  • Personal Protective Equipment,
  • Scene Safety equipment
  • Search, Rescue and Recover equipment
  • Driver Training and Off-Road Training
  • Emergency Management Courses
  • Introduction to Health & Safety
  • Incident Command & Risk
  • Incident Control Room
  • Emergency Simulations on GTA V
  • Event Medical Providers,
  • SimWars
  • Digital Policing
  • Advanced Training providers
  • Search and Rescue Providers
  • Interoperable communications technology
  • National Digital Radio Service
  • Suppliers of Defibrillators, AED Storage and Accessories,
  • Healthcare and Safety Training Services
  • Providers of Push to Talk capability
  • Centralised PC Dispatch

Among some of the speakers lined-up are:

  • Superintendent Kevin Gately, Mayo Garda Division
  • Tim Willoughby, Head of Digital and Technology, An Garda Síochána
  • Garda Paul Baynham, Roads Policing Unit, Limerick Division
  • Martin Dunne, Director, National Ambulance Service, HSE
  • Dr. Lisa Cunningham, (EM Spr) Health Service Executive and Order of Malta Ireland
  • Mark Callanan, Donal Lonergan and Ger O’ Dea, Community Engagement Officers at National Ambulance Service
  • Dave Carroll, Chief Fire Officer, Tipperary and Chairperson, Chief Fire Officers Association
  • Finian Joyce, Chief Fire Officer, Leitrim, BeFireSafeSchool Project
  • Mike Swan, Royal National Lifeboat Institute
  • Lorriane Smyth, Health Service Executive Digital Academy
  • Gavin D. Brown, Assistant Professor of Business & Society, DCU
  • Rescue Organisation Ireland
  • EMT Pj Commins, EMT CPC Ireland
  • Representative, Irish Defence Forces, Chief of Staff’s office.

We are also delighted to welcome speakers from London, New York and Brussels.

  • London Metropolitan Police – Inspector James Ellis, London
  • FDNY – Battalion Fire Chief, Danny Sheridan, Bronx, New York
  • Europe – Representative: EU Civil Protection Agency

Please spread the word among your colleagues, volunteers and staff and if you are chatting about the Blue Light Summit on Social Media, we would welcome you tag @BlueLightSummit and use #BlueLightSummit and #BLSMayo2020

Delegate registration is free, and while numbers are growing, places are becoming less available. Registration link here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/blue-light-summit-registration-86475204665

Organisers have agreed special accommodation rates at the hotel, and if you are booking, you can avail of these rates by quoting the PromoCode: ESS2020
Accommodation link here: http://bluelightsummit.ie/accommodation/


Breaffy House Resort
Castlebar, Castlebar F23 R253 Ireland
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094 9022033

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