October 25, 2018

The future of European emergency Services – what will change?

Emergency services work will soon be impacted by the latest European legislation on telecommunications. The legislation has several provisions on the functioning of emergency services including on accessibility, location, reverse 112 and more. But European legislation is tricky to understand. So how can you know what’s the impact on your work? Here’s how: Our very own Benoit […]

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October 1, 2018

Status of emergency services main topics in Europe

It has been 1 year since European emergency services marched to Brussels. Why? To contribute to the improvement of emergency services for all Europeans! In October 2017, 100 EENA Members worked for 2 days during 12 workshops coming up with recommendations on the future of all emergency response essentials. They then met with the European […]

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September 19, 2018

Drones help search and rescue teams find victims faster, new study shows

Search and rescue teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help, a new study released today finds. The study concludes that drones offer enormous potential to help search and rescue (SAR) efforts, and rescue squads need to develop new standards, tactics and protocols to take full advantage of drones’ aerial perspective. These […]

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September 3, 2018

European project redefines borders for emergency apps

Emergency apps working everywhere in Europe: a new era for emergency services The pan-European project to change the emergency apps landscape by allowing cross-border interconnections kicks off in Madrid on 11 September. Meet the countries that will join this pilot programme and push forward safety in Europe. What is this all about? Unfortunately, Europe has […]

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July 9, 2018

Shaping the future of drones in emergencies

The potential advantages of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in emergencies are undeniable. But few emergency services organisations benefit from them in their everyday operations. Worry not! The first edition of the “Drones & Public Safety Summit” promises to be a force of change. The full-day free event will welcome emergency services, technology specialists, decision-makers and […]

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June 27, 2018

Cybersecurity: Guidelines and Best Practices for Emergency Services

As our lives revolve more and more around technology, we are also increasingly aware of the cybersecurity risks. Public Safety organisations are by no means exempt from this threat, with several suffering recent cyberattacks. Techniques of cyber criminals are rapidly evolving & hacking tools are increasingly available, making it easier for anyone to launch an […]

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June 20, 2018

Next Generation 112 Plugtests event 2019

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: Next Generation 112 is already here. From geo-localisation solutions to content-rich emergency calls, technology today allows for a tremendous amount of information to be passed on to emergency rescuers. So, what’s next? Making sure market solutions are interoperable. EENA, in partnership with the ETSI […]

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June 18, 2018

Public Warning in Chile : EENA Case Study

Chile has a significantly high exposure to disaster risk, with extreme natural events being a major part of its history. The situation has pushed the country to strengthen its resilience, learning lessons after each major event suffered. Initially exclusively reactive, Chile has turned towards a more preventative attitude, making it today one of the leading […]

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June 6, 2018

EU reaches agreement on warning public of terrorist attacks

6 June, 2018 Over the past months, the EU has been debating lifesaving legislation that can change the way citizens are alerted of terrorist attacks and located in times of emergency. In the early hours of this morning, EU leaders reached an agreement on these aspects of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), marking a […]

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May 25, 2018

Emergency apps: Join pan-European project

Join the project that will transform the landscape of emergency apps Emergency apps are a great asset for citizens as they provide crucial information to rescuers. But an app deployed in country X doesn’t work in country Y. In a Europe where people travel more and more (and where tech allows for your fridge to […]

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