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Read what is on offer at Resilient Telecommunications and Information Management for Emergency Response; JESIP National Interoperability Summit; The Emergency Services Show; and the British APCO Annual Exhibition and Professional Development Workshops.
The aim of the two-day event is to examine the need for interoperable and resilient telecommunications in integrated emergency management.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
· Identify current priorities for resilient telecommunications
and interoperability workstreams
· Describe the planning assumptions and UK Government
principles of resilient telecommunications
· Describe the framework for information sharing,
interoperability and its communications requirements
· Assess a range of telecommunications tools.
On day one delegates will be briefed on guiding principles, risk and assumptions for resilient telecommunications; take part in workshops focussed on how individual organisations/TSGs measure up; take part in an exercise; hear a presentation on telecoms sub group priorities by Sue Lampard, Surrey TSG Chair and BAPCO Vice President; and hear from Trevor Winterbottom, National Fleet Mapping and Interoperability Manager, NPIA, on lessons identified during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Olympic and Paralympic Games.
On day two there will be presentations on interoperability in practice (Dorset Police, TBC); communications resilience and capabilities (fixed and mobile solutions); a case study by Simon Land, Business Development & Technology Director, ARL Comms; and much, much more.
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JESIP National Interoperability Summit: 21-22 November, Stareton Hall, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
Following the establishment of JESIP (the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme) CFOA, AACE and ACPO invite readers to join leaders and strategic managers from UK Cat 1 & 2 responders at a national summit addressing the critically important topic of interoperability between emergency responders.
The JESIP National Interoperability Summit is being coordinated by CFOA Services Ltd, supported by AACE and ACPO and hosted by the Emergency Services Show 2012. It takes place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 November 2012 at in Stareton Hall at Stoneleigh Park.
On Wednesday 21 November, the summit opens with the Home Secretary, Theresa May, who will lay out the Government’s expectations and aims including the area of national security but specifically interoperability. Members of the JESIP Programme Team will then be providing information about JESIP describing its formation and drivers through to its structure and what it aims to deliver.
Delegates will have the chance to better understand the JESIP work programme and how it will affect them and their organisations. They will learn how to ensure they remain informed and are well prepared. A review of the interoperability legacy following the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be presented by the National Security Office. Jennifer Cole from RUSI will be discussing interoperability from a research perspective, building on her understanding of the military and complex civil emergencies.
After the first day of conference sessions, delegates will be taken to a nearby hotel by free coach transfer where there will be a formal dinner with a prominent after dinner speaker.
From the worlds of academia, Professor Alison will talk about the human complexities of working together in stressful situations; and from law, Fiona Barton QC will provide a perspective from after the event and subsequent inquests and enquiries. Christina Scott will be providing her view about Interoperability from the perspective of Civil Contingences and wider multi agency working.
Speakers representing the professional bodies of police, ambulance and fire will be giving their own perspectives on the way forward and the challenges ahead.
· Theresa May, Home Secretary (to be confirmed)
· Christina Scott, Head of Civil Contingencies Secretariat
· Roy Wilsher, CFOA Operations Director and Chair JESIP
· Jennifer Cole, Royal United Services Institute
· Chris Allison, National Security Office (to be confirmed)
· Professor Laurence Alison, Forensic Psychologist from
the University of Liverpool
· Fiona Barton QC(London 7/7 bombings and the
Booking forms are available on the CFOA website at www.cfoa.org.uk/13391 or by contacting the CFOA events team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 has been a year to remember for national and international events as the UK and the rest of the world celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The most recent success for the UK’s emergency services and associated departments was the London 2012 Olympics; one of the biggest security challenges the UK has faced for a number of years. Efficient communication methods between the emergency services were pivotal to ensure incidents were dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. With social media now an influential and popular part of our everyday lives, emergency professionals have also had to learn how to work with the likes of Twitter and Facebook to aid and not hinder the services that they offer.
Networking and collaboration with suppliers, colleagues and partner agencies is essential to ensure professionals are kept up to date with the latest equipment and software, and British ACPO will be exhibiting in Hall 3, Stand E53 at The Emergency Services Show. The Show is the ideal place for emergency professionals to examine the latest wireless communication solutions for public safety and emergency recovery, as well as networking with like-minded professionals to discuss collaboration, ideas and initiatives.
There will be a range of suppliers exhibiting at the show including Excelerate, Terrafix, Page One, Primetech, Tracker, Indicomm Global, Panasonic, Getac, Pinnacle Response and Reveal Media that will be on hand to demonstrate their latest innovations and developments and to talk about cost-saving initiatives. New exhibitors for 2012 include Savox Communications, AST Systems and Paradigm Services.
As well as the exhibition, there are also a number of educational opportunities available to visitors including the National Interoperability Summit and recovery demonstrations from the Road Haulage Society and the Babcock Road Traffic Accident Display Team.
The Emergency Services Show will be hosting a number of discussions on LinkedIn running up to and during the event. To join in with relevant industry news discussions involving emergency planning, response or recovery, please join The Emergency Services Show LinkedIn Group.
To register for your free visitor pass or to learn more about attending The Emergency Services Show 2012, please visit www.emergencyuk.com.
Now in its 15th year, this is the leading European multi-agency forum for all professionals in:
• Mission critical communications
• User requirement specifiers
• Civil contingency response
• Outsourcing management
• Business continuity
• Emergency information and data management
• Business change management.
British APCO has a fresh new agenda to drive knowledge exchange and future systems harmonisation. In line with current trends the theme for the next event is ‘maximising technology for smarter partnerships’, and yet again the conference and exhibition will offer a unique platform for local and global technologies and applications, as well as a forum to explore the most pressing issues for the industry today.
The exhibition caters for all platforms and applications, from existing TETRA technologies, to newer providers of LTE, 4G broadband applications and services, smart asset and people management with RFID, and maximising mobile functionality for frontline service providers.
In a shift from the former conference programme format, the 2013 event moves to free-to-attend Professional Development Workshops focusing on a number of key themes, including maximising technology for smarter partnerships and on shaping user requirements for the future.
The Exhibition and Professional Development Workshops offer users, buyers and specifiers from across the public sector and related agencies – including transport, MOD, central and local government and utilities – access to the best current and developing technologies which support their businesses and services, and which will shape their future operations.
For more information visit www.bapco.co.uk or contact Jasvinder Sidhu, tel: +44 (0)207 973 4700 email: email@example.com.