Under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Saadan, President, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Thursday, 5th March 2020

0900 - 1500

Theme - Emergency & Crisis Management


  • Chief Rob Brown

    Interim CEO and Executive Director
    International Association of Fire Chiefs

Chief J. Robert “Rob” Brown, Jr., (Ret.) serves as Assistant Executive Director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and Executive Vice President /Chief Operations Officer of IAFC Global Public Safety Solutions (GPSS). In this position, Chief Brown is responsible for all international programs and partnerships with the IAFC and over 30 countries throughout the world.

Chief Brown has been a member of the IAFC since 1987, and joined the IAFC staff after retiring from the fire service as a Metropolitan Fire Chief in 2013. Immediately prior to retirement, Chief Brown served as Fire Chief of the City of Fresno, California, Fire Department - California’s 5th largest city. Chief Brown began his fire service career as a fire fighter/paramedic in 1981 and served 32 years in all ranks, as well as a US Federal Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Task Force Leader. Brown has served as Incident Commander on numerous major incidents including fires, rescues, mass-casualty, hazardous materials and large natural disaster incidents terrorism incidents.

  • Deputy Chief Jeff Dulin, (Ret.)

    Strategic Advisor
    International Association of Fire Chiefs

Chief Dulin retired from the Charlotte, North Carolina, Fire Department after 32 years where he served as a Deputy Fire Chief for 14 years over the Communications, Training, Emergency Management/Homeland Security and Special Operations Divisions.

In 2015, joined the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) as the Assistant Director of the Research and Data Analysis Center. Dulin continues to serve the IAFC as a Strategic Advisor and oversees that IAFC’s National Mutual Aid System. Chief Dulin is an expert in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) arena, developing one of the first ARC GIS viewers for the Charlotte US DHS Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Region in 2008 and more recently the IAFC’s National GIS Viewer a National Platform for sharing GIS Data to fire departments for planning, situational awareness and intelligence


At the time of any disaster, businesses are challenged not just to mitigate the immediate impacts of the disaster; they must also ensure continuity of business operations and minimize the time it takes to restore normal operating conditions. As such, it is critically essential to build a “playbook” that is comprehensive and effective, and one that is reliable and calculated to address any business disruption consequence. Enter Continuity of Operations (COOP) through Intelligence and Resilience

The Team from the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) will discuss how to achieve “resilience” through the use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Consequence Management best practices used in the United States to protect critical operations, resources and services in the event of unexpected disasters.

In addition, the IAFC team, along with their IAFC NMAS partner, Esri, will present how the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) intelligence is used to build resilience, and ensure continuity of operations post-disaster.

Who Should Attend

Key participants and target audience include the following:

  • Fire and Rescue Managers
  • Police Managers
  • Civil Defence Managers
  • Safety Managers
  • Emergency Managers
  • Security Managers


The objectives of this workshop are to provide participants the following:

  • An overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) used to protect organizations from unexpected disasters and business disruptions
  • Discuss and provide case studies on Consequence Management best practices
  • How to develop comprehensive, effective and reliable COOP playbooks
  • Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) systems intelligence applications
  • Overview of the IAFC National Mutual Aid System and who this system may be deployed internationally

Expected Outcome & Benefits

The expected outcome and benefits of for the participants are:

  • Understanding Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • Understanding how the National Incident Management System assures Resilience
  • Understanding the difference between Situational Awareness and Intelligence, and how Intelligence is used to assure COOP
  • Understanding how GIS applications are applied to assure COOP


Candidates who participate in the 1 -day workshop shall be awarded a certificate of participation in Emergency Response & Fire Leadership Global Summit 2020.

0900 - 1500

Theme - Theme: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Title: Application of Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Techniques for Emergency Management


  • Abdulrahman Hesham Souka

    Team Leader & Principal Safety Engineer
    Risktec Solutions

Abdulrahman has a strong academic background in Chemical Engineering (BEng, MsC, University of Sheffield), and extensive technical safety and risk management experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Executing and coordinating onshore plant and pipelines Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA) and Building Risk Assessments (BRA), as well as other studies involving physical effects and risk modelling
  • Facilitating and participating in workshops and technical meetings (e.g. HAZID, HAZOP / PHA, SIL / LOPA). Abdulrahman is an approved facilitator for workshop based studies
  • Developing Bow Tie diagrams, including the identification and implementation of Safety Critical Elements (SCE) and Safety Critical Activities (SCA)
  • Authoring and reviewing onshore and offshore Safety (HSSE, HSE, etc.) Cases, in line with regulatory and corporate requirements
  • Managing large projects and delivery within scope, on time, and on budget

He is a proficient user of various proprietary software packages including DNV-GL PHAST and SAFETI, Shell FRED, BowTieXP, and PHA Pro.

As a specialist consultant, he has an extensive track record of directly advising and making recommendations to client companies through technical studies, reports, workshops, secondments and site visits.


Provide a practical guidance on how to apply fundamental hazard identification and risk assessment techniques, and use their outcomes to draw conclusions for emergency management.

Who Should Attend

  • Process Safety / Loss Prevention / Risk Management / HSE professionals
  • Emergency response specialists
  • Fire specialists
  • Regulatory staff / specialists
  • Plant managers
  • Project managers
  • Those responsible for managing, reviewing and interpreting risk assessment results
  • Those with a keen interest in consequence or risk assessments and emergency response


  • Hazard Identification and Qualitative Risk Assessment
  • Bowties Analysis
  • Physical Effects (Consequence) Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

Expected Outcome & Benefits

  • Understand the key hazard identification and risk assessment methodologies
  • Interpret the results of the assessments
  • Develop an understanding of the strengths and limitations of each study
  • Utilise the results of the assessments for Emergency Management (decision making)


Candidates who participate in the one-day workshop shall be awarded a certificate of participation from ERFL 2020.

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