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First Cohort of MSc in Emergency Management Students Graduates

12th November 2009

More than 2,500 graduates received their degrees at ceremonies held at DCU on Monday and Tuesday this week.

The first graduates of the new Masters programme in Emergency Management received their parchments at Tuesday’s ceremony.

The M.Sc. in Emergency Management is the first degree of its kind in Ireland. 


Denis Keely, Firefighter, Dublin Fire Brigade; Paul Grey of the Ambulance Service, North-East Division; and Mark Wilson, Fire Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade.

The ground-breaking programme was developed for professionals working in emergency services, members of the business community and those involved in post-disaster recovery, to deal with and manage disasters. These can include biologically-based disasters, traffic disasters, natural disasters such as storms and floods and human-initiated disasters such as bombings.

The programme has been endorsed as suitable for improving the emergency management skills of individuals in both the public and private sector by the National Steering Group for Major Emergency Management, The Emergency Planning Society and Pharmachemical Ireland.

The subjects covered by the degree include crisis communications, hazard analysis, risk analysis, human aspects of emergencies, problem structuring and decision-making.

This group of graduands from the programme included Paul Grey of the Ambulance Service, operations manager for County Meath, responsible for three front-line stations - Navan, Dunshauglin and Drogheda; Mark Wilson, Dublin Fire Brigade; and Colm Megan of the Ambulance Service.

Full Details of DCU's M.Sc. in Emergency Management