The Ostrava Seminar Hall at Clarion Hotel
24 Oct 2019

See the Final Program for the Ostrava Seminar



We have a fantastic conference room booked for Thursday and Friday, with lots of exhibition space for the close to 230 participants and for our sponsors as well!


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Thanks to the Ostrava Fire Services of North-Eastern Moravia, who successfully also hosted the Delegates Assembly 2009, for providing this amazing seminar space!

NO official dinner will be arranged on Friday night. The Hotel Clarion will serve a buffé style dinner but there is also an option to explore the restaurants in downtown Ostrava - on your own or in smaller groups.

Lecturers and organisers will meet at at pre- booked restaurant in the Ostrava old town center. Information will be sent out individually.


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FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER 2019                    

Plenary room, Hotel Clarion                    

8:00    -    9:00    Registration        
9:00    -    9:20    Welcome Introduction of the Seminar first day:   

Mjr.Gen.Drahoslav Ryba, Mayor Tomas Macura, Brig.Gen.Vladimir Vlcek, Tore Eriksson    

Innovations & Technology in Fire & Rescue        

9:20    -    11:20   Plenary Opening Session on ISO standard 17840:

Tom van Esbroeck: short intro                                      

Kurt Vollmacher: Introduction to the ISO 17840 project                     

Michel Gentilleau & EURO NCAP President Pierre Castaign: The project "Euro NCAP Taskforce Rescue, Extrication and Safety"                                                

Donna Hovsepian (communication officer Euro NCAP): Database and the application      

Tom van Esbroeck: Implementation Process National Authorities and PUBLIC TRANSPORT     

Pierre Castaign - EURO NCAP president          

11:20    -    12:00    Lithium batteries - New Procedures  /  Michel Gentilleau 

12:00    -    13:00    Lunch     


13:00    -    13:30    Drones in the Fire Service   /  Mark Bokdam     

13:30    -    14:00    Robot assisted disaster response /   Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova    

14:00    -    14:30    Coffee break        


New Procedures & Best Practices        

14:30    -    15:00    IAEA - Manual for first responders to a radiological emergency Cooperation with CTIF    - Jordan Arnswald  

15:00    -    15:30    Forest fires   / Jean-Frédéric BISCAY    


Optional: Visit to the local safe drive training area 'LIBROS'      

15:45            Departure of buses from the hotel    

16:00    -    18:00    Exbihition of "LIBROS" area  /  Libor Vaclavik    

18:00            Departure of buses back to the hotel        


FRIDAY EVENING: Free time to Explore Ostrava.

Please observe that no official dinner will be arranged during the seminar. The Hotel Clarion will serve a buffé style dinner on Friday night but there is also an option to explore the restaurants in downtown Ostrava on your own or in smaller groups.



SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER 2019                    
Plenary room, Hotel Clarion     

8:00    -    9:00       Registration  

9:00    -    9:10       Introduction of Seminar second day      

9:10    -    9:50       Fire prevention and new challenges   / Chairman  Aleš Jug    

9:50    -    10:30    CTIF Fire investigation Commission   /  Folkert van der Ploeg    


10:30    -    11:00    Coffee break        


Communications within Fire & Rescue      

11:00    -    11:30    CTIF fire statistic centre    Dr.Sergey Sokolov, Margarita Gregorieva  

11:30    -    12:00    Integrated Safety Center of Moravian-Silesian Region  / Ostrava Fire Chief  Vladimir Vlček    

12:00    -    12:30    Media competence initiative for firefighters    Andreas Rieger    


12:30    -    13:30    Lunch        

Lessons Learned from Recent or Past Events     


13:30    -    14:00    Hazmat Commission / Chairman   Roman Sykora    

14:00    -    14:45    Grenfell tower fire  / CTIF Special Adviser Dennis Davis      

14:45    -    15:15    Coffee break        

15:15    -    15:45    Firefighters health  /  Tommy Bækgaard Kjær    

15:45    -    15:55   Women in Fire & Rescue /  Susanne Klatt

15:55    -    16:25   Lessons Learned and Future Challenges / CTIF President Tore Eriksson   

16:25    -    16:30  Closing of the Seminar        

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