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Countdown to International Safety Education Seminar 2021



As the organizers of the 6th International Safety Education Seminar, we are delighted to invite you to Dublin on the 7th and 8th December 2021 for this prestigious event. We are planning to hold a physical event in compliance with Covid 19 protocols that apply at the time.

The seminar is intended for all people dealing with (fire) safety issues and who are committed to improving fire safety awareness in their communities.

During this seminar, delegates from many different countries will gather to exchange experiences and share best practice about improving fire safety awareness. Themes concerning fire safety strategic planning, fire risk modelling and current fire research will be discussed.

Issues on connecting with our communities, including vulnerable groups and collaboration in fire safety education, highlighting the latest developments in innovation and technology will be presented and explored.

During the seminar, many networking opportunities will be afforded to you. You will have the option of visiting our exhibition space to examine the latest innovations in the field of fire safety and of meeting delegates and exhibitors at the planned social event.


Seminar Programme 2021

Welcome & Introduction

08:15 Registration & coffee and visit exhibition
08:45 Introduction and welcome Finian Joyce CFO (IRL)
08:50 Opening address Dave Carroll CFOA (IRL) & Guest Speaker


Theme 1: Fire Safety Strategic Planning

09:00 European Fire Safety Action Plan Elie Van Strien (NL)
09:30 Fire Safety Strategic Planning in Ireland John Barry (IRL)
10:00 Danish Fire Safety Strategy 2021 – 2028 Cecilie Lillelund (DK)
10:30 Role of European Commission Heikki Vaananen DG GROW (Fin)
10:45 Coffee Break and visit exhibition


Theme 2: Data Support

11:15 Data used in mid- and Long-term planning in urban areas Peter Wagner (GER)
11:45 Predictive modelling applied in fire prevention Laura Kuurne (FIN)
12:15 Lessons learned – 40 years of fire incident data in the USA Birgitte Messerschmidt NFPA (USA)
12:45 Open Discussion
13:00 Lunch and visit exhibition


Theme 3: Fire Risk Modelling

14:00 Community Risk Reduction in NSW FRS Mike Morris (AUS)
14:30 National Unified Risk Operating Platform Paul Duffy (IRL)
15:00 Risks and education Nelson Bettencourt (POR)
15:30 Coffee Break and visit exhibition


Theme 4: Vulnerable Groups

15:50 Influencing fire behaviour of the elderly Margo Karemaker (NL)
16:15 Fireworks…. no child’s play! Veerle de Decker (BE)
16:40 Approach to vulnerable age groups in Denmark Maria Wiktoria Karolini (DK)
17:00 Open Discussion
17:15 Wrap up and closing remarks – Day 1


Social Event

19:30 To Be Confirmed

EU Fire Safety Award for Best Community Fire safety project

09:00 Announcement of Winning project TBC
09:05 Presentation of summary of winning project
09:15 EU FireStat project Rene Hagen (EN)
09:45 Risk Factory Nick Boersma and Rob Bulterman (NL)
10:15 Universcience Fire Exhibition Olivier Poublan (FR)
10:30 Coffee Break and visit exhibition


Theme 5: Risks and Education

11:00 Concerns with Products of Fire and Smoke in Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage Systems Judy Jeevarajan UL (USA)
11:30 Translating Research findings into Digital Storytelling to affect Behaviour Change Zoe Susice UL (USA)
12:00 Wildfire education Nuria Prat (ESP)
12:30 Using interactive VR games for teenagers Joao Pedro Lourenco (POR)
13:00 Lunch and visit exhibition


Theme 6: Collaboration in Fire Safety Education

14:00 Staywise program Chris Bigland (UK)
14:30 BFireSafe@School program Finian Joyce (IRL)
15:00 Innovative partnerships: Schools, Firefighters and Fire Protection Engineers in Safety Science Learning Kelly Keena UL (USA)
15:30 Coffee Break


Theme 7: Innovation, Technology & Education

15:45 Use of digital technology in safety education Karen Burke Microsoft (IRL)
16:15 FireSmart AR – Augmented Reality app Anna Carmody (IRL)
16:30 Virtual Reality App Javier Elorza (Spain)
16:45 Rescue Heroes App Loreta Kelbauskaite Serpyte (LT)

17:00 Wrap up and closing remarks of the seminar.
Handover of ISES trophy to next hosts Austria


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Registration – Delegate Costs & Options

EARLY BIRD (Up to 15th October) €280
STANDARD (From 16th October) €320


DECEMBER 7th or 8th
EARLY BIRD (Up to 15th October) €180
STANDARD (From 16th October) €200


Social Event December 7th
Standard Ticket (Early Bird €50 before October 15th) €60


Delegate Registration

Conference Location

Croke Park Hotel & Conference Centre
Jones’s Road, Dublin 3, D03 E5Y8, Ireland

Croke Park is Ireland’s greatest amphitheatre. Home to the Gaelic Athletic Association or GAA, it truly is the beating heart of Irish sport and culture. The venue campus features 110 meeting and event spaces, a 232 bedroom hotel, the GAA Museum, Stadium Tour and Ericsson Skyline rooftop tour. Ideally located just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and 5 minutes from the city centre, Croke Park Meetings & Events incorporates 5,000 sq.m of event space, a luxury 4-star hotel and more unique on site activities than any other venue. Offering complimentary HD WiFi for up to 40,000 devices and complimentary car parking for up to 600 cars, Croke Park Meetings & Events was voted Best In-House Team for the last three consecutive years at the Event Industry Awards (2016-2018), Best Caterer 2018 and Best Purpose Built Event Venue 2017.
Croke Park

Need to book a Hotel Room?

We have reserved a number of rooms in the adjacent Croke Park hotel for ISES seminar attendees. The hotel is less than 5 mins walk from the seminar venue.   Click below for a preferential rate which will be available to ISES attendees up until 31st October.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Delegates should click the button below and follow instructions on the next page to reserve their accommodation using this promo code.
The Croke Park Hotel Brochure

Other hotels are available in the locality.

Hotel Reservations for ISES 2021
(with discount)

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