Date Published : May 7th, 2019 Published By : adminThe 62nd annual Chief Fire Officers’ Association conference takes place in Monaghan today.This is the second occasion that it has been hosted in County Monaghan. 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 Canada, England, Scotland, Estonia, and Ireland who will share their experiences and knowledge with us.Among keynote speakers at the conference is the Commissioner of London Fire Brigade, Dany Cotton.'Women in the fire service' is a campaign which will feature strongly at this years conference.Reflecting the changing landscape of society and the importance of encapsulating the safety message for all members of our community is a challenge facing leaders within the fire service. Recent severe weather events have highlighted vulnerability, and the need for a heightened understanding and greater focus on emergency management. The importance of community resilience and public safety communication contributes to the increasingly complex and demanding environment in which we live.CFOA Secretary and Monaghan County Council's Chief Fire Officer Dermot Brannigan said:"Societal changes are continuously impacting on how we deliver our fire service and the necessity to provide a safe and wellbeing focused working environment. Ensuring a culture of inclusivity, integration and one that protects the values of diversity will be explored and we are delighted to be launching the Irish network for women in the fire service."The conference is being hosted by Monaghan Fire & Civil Protection Service of Monaghan County Council, whose Chief Executive Mr. Eamonn O’ Sullivan is proud to support. Monaghan Fire Station and LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton.