This year’s ATC was hosted by the NIFRS in Belfast and was attended by approximately fifty delegates from various disciplines throughout the North and South of Ireland.
The services / industries represented included Fire and Rescue, Police, Forensic Science, Fire Investigation, Insurance and Fire Engineering. The programme was perhaps the FIAI’s most wide ranging to date and was expertly delivered by all the speakers involved.
For the first time, a “student slot” was included. This was intended to facilitate students engaged in fire-related studies to experience the atmosphere of a conference in a speakers role.
It also, of course, enabled them to showcase their work . The high level of interaction between delegates and speakers during question and answer sessions provided a strong indicator that the material presented addressed the interests of the entire audience.
Download the full text with photographs : Review FIAI ATC 2015