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Successful Nordic Cobra Confenence


Mark Smitherman Cold Cut Systems UK, Chris Colgan Kent FRS, Martyn Emberson Northamptonshire FRS together with Cold Cut Systems CEO Peter Oom at Ullevi Arena.

In October a Nordic Cobra Conference was conducted at Ullevi Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference focused on sharing experiences from implementation of the Cobra and the development of education and methodology. Three speakers were invited from the UK, two of them Fire Chiefs that have successfully implemented the Cobra into their Fire Services (both of which are sizable County Services covering both high population urban and rural environments). Other speakers at the conference were; Jan Wisén MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency), Roger Gustafsson Lomma/Staffanstorp FRS , Lasse Nelson MSB Revinge (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency), Jan-Erik Rasmussen Danish Emergency Management Agency -Tinglev and Berndt Karlsson FRS West.

The conference was highly rated by the participants. 100% of the respondents were inspired by the conference to start or continue the work with the Cobra in their organization and 97% felt that the conference gave value for money. All participants who answered the questionnaire are willing to attend similar conferences again and would also recommend others to go.