PICTURE OF THE WEEK : Chief Fire Officers’ Association Annual Conference returns to Kilkenny


With most health restrictions lifted, the Chief Fire Officers’ Association Annual Conference returned, and on this occasion in Kilkenny from the 4th – 5th May 2022. This was the 63rd Chief Fire Officers’ Annual Conference and it is the third time that it has been hosted in the County, the previous year’s being in 1967 and 1981.

Delegates, Trade Exhibitors, Speakers and Guests from all over Ireland and overseas attended. This year’s conference brought together leading speakers, all of them experienced in their own discipline, from both within and outside the Fire Service community to share their expert views. Attendees engaged with each other debating current and future technology to assist the Fire and Rescue service in serving communities, looking at strategy for dealing with current issues and in the preparation of future issues and Leadership development in Fire Service delivery. Speakers from The Netherlands, Belgium, England and Ireland addressed the audience.