Life-Saving Apps, Digital Disruption and Improving Efficiency: IT Seminars at The Emergency Services Show
Life-saving apps, digital disruption, cyber security, the IoT (Internet of Things) and using the Cloud to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness are among the diverse topics featuring in two days of free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminars in the IT Theatre at The Emergency Services Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 18-19 September.
Geordie Palmer, Business Development Director at what3words will outline how the popular app is saving time, resources and lives in emergency response. Its simple system gives every 3x3m square in the world a three-word address that enables emergency services to accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system. Delegates will hear from multiple representatives of emergency services around the UK on how they are using what3words within their existing command and control systems, and how ///weekend.foggy.earphones helped save a mother and child involved in road traffic collision.
Microsoft’ s Technology Strategist for Policing in the Public Safety & National Security Team and former Met policeman, Parmajit Singh will review the Cloud solutions available today and how forces can leverage software to get the best out of them. He will also look at how the emergency services can use technology in the future to be more effective.
In Technology & Innovation in the Emergency Services, Nicola Savage, Sales and Marketing Director, Excelerate Group examines the key requirements driving the modernisation of deployable and vehicle-based IoT solutions for emergency operations, utilising cellular and satellite for seamless, uninterrupted connectivity for major event security, counter-terrorism and disaster response. Nicola Savage also joins, Simon Hill, Technical Director, Excelerate Group in a session focusing specifically on the role of satellite communications in delivering an IoT-enabled emergency response.
Luana Avagliano Head of Resilience Direct and Helen Braithwaite, Head of Standards, Training and Exercising at the National Cyber Security Programme will share all the latest updates on the ResilienceDirect mapping refactor and the National Cyber Security Programme Pathfinder Training Programme.
Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service will give an overview of a project to develop instantly deployable tracking of first responders at operational incidents. There will be an update on the Emergency Services Network critical communications system from the Home Office.
In Digitally Disrupting Fire, Steve Beakhust, National Fire Chief’s Council Digital and Data Programme Manager and Paul McCourt, Director of Public Safety, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service will focus on best practice use of digital technology to improve the delivery of fire and rescue services.
Ben Nelson, Head of Commercial at The Police ICT Company will speak on Building a Bridge Between the Public Sector and its Suppliers.
Three further CPD seminar theatres at The Emergency Services Show will focus on Emerging Technologies, Health & Wellbeing and Lessons Learnt from operational incidents. No pre-booking is required and everyone attending will receive CPD certificates.
The new Emerging Technologies Theatre co-sponsored by MSA, Westbase.io and Zebra Technologies will explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning could be used to improve emergency response. It will focus on the training benefits of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and look at emerging vehicle technologies including electric vehicles and connected cars.
The SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar Day on 19th September will share the latest innovative thinking, reveal what lessons can be learned from experience, fully explore what is possible today and equip visitors with the strategic and tactical knowledge to apply to future drone operations.
With over 450 exhibiting companies and organisations showcasing the latest solutions in communications, emergency medical care, protective clothing, uniforms, outsourcing, training and vehicles, there will be numerous opportunities for visitors to handle new kit and access expertise.
Visitors can also participate in a multi-agency simulated training exercise on The Simulation Centre stand to experience a taste of Coventry University’s immersive and dynamic virtual training facility. Leicester Fire & Rescue Service (in conjunction with RiVR) will also be offering virtual reality training and the Fire Service College will be introducing its new virtual reality training solution: FLAIM Trainer®.
The Emergency Services Show is free to attend including the exhibition and all CPD workshops and seminars. Parking is also free. To register to attend visit www.emergencyuk.com