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About Us

The Director of 4wardplanning is Sean Ward who retired in June 2019 after 35 years in An Garda Siochana having attained the rank of Chief Superintendent.

The majority of his service was in Dublin’s north east inner city and he has extensive experience in Emergency Planning and Major Event Management.

Experience in Emergency Planning and Major Event Management:

  •  M.Sc. in Emergency Management (2014) Dublin City University
  • QQI Level 6 Qualification in Training Delivery and Evaluation
  • 12 years’ experience as a Senior Police Leader in Dublin City Centre
  • Vice Chairman of the Emergency Management Institute of Ireland
  • Highly experienced in the creation and implementation of event management plans in safety and security for over 120 major events in Dublin including the annual St. Patrick’s Festival parade, the visit of Pope Frances in 2020 ,the visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Obama in 2011, the annual Pride parade etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Framework for Emergency Management in Ireland
  • Specialist in emergency risk management, risk mitigation and risk controls and business continuity
  • Highly proficient in developing and implementing emergency management plans
  • Highly effective in training needs analysis in emergency planning and major event management and developing, implementing and evaluating appropriate training programmes as required
  • Highly experienced Emergency Controller at large scale public events
  • Extensive experience in the creation, implementation and subsequent report of a wide range of emergency exercises including functional, table-top and ‘live’ exercises to test responses to various emergency and non-emergency scenarios
  • Expert in emergency planning and event management at major sporting fixtures and concerts at large scale venues in Dublin
  • Comprehensive experience in emergency planning for smaller scale indoor and outdoor events
  • Former trained former Public Order Commander with experience in managing large scale protests and any associated public disorder

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Contact 4Wardplanning for an initial FREE consultation where your specific needs and requirements can be discussed.


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