Only 2 months left for the EENA Conference 2015, to take place on 22-24 April in Bucharest, Romania!
Ahead of the EENA Conference 2015, we look forward to many exciting sessions, covering a broad range of topics related to the emergency services field. Have you already checked the Conference programme? If not, you can find below an overview of some key-sessions that you will not want to miss!
Charlie Hebdo attack’s experience
In January 2015, the whole world was shocked by the horrific attack in the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, France. In the case of such tragedies, emergency response has a significant role to play. What was the emergency response in the case of this incident and what did we learn from it? Join us in this session to hear about emergency services response and discuss their intervention and challenges.
National PSAP Organisations under reform
The structure, challenges and strategies affecting the emergency services differ in each country, as does the approach to the work of the emergency services and public authorities. This session will outline how some countries approach these challenges and hear them share their experiences first-hand.
112 Apps: What needs to be done?
We find more and more emergency applications on smartphones, but none or few of them are actually deployed and working all over Europe. Join us to hear the recommendations to the public authorities and the industry prepared by the EENA Working Group on “112 Apps”.
If you are wondering when and how eCall will be deployed and how it will affect you, don’t worry: many others do also. Join us at this session and leave with an advanced understanding of the legislation and the up-to-date status of eCall deployment plans in Europe.
Using handsets derived location information during emergencies
This panel, made up of European institutions, national public authorities and industry representatives will discuss and debate the use of handset derived location information by examining the opportunities and challenges with a view to optimising this information for handling emergency calls.
The benefits of optimising resource location
Managing resources effectively and efficiently is a challenge that emergency services face on a daily basis. Deciding what and where resources can be allocated requires intelligent data-driven decisions to achieve the optimum effect. St. John New Zealand has improved the percentage of high acuity incidents responded to within 8 minutes by 8.2% nationally – including a 3% improvement in the past year – delivering better patient outcomes and satisfaction. In this session you will hear how intelligent-led forecasting, planning and dynamic deployment can inform critical resourcing decision, on what and where resources are allocated, as well as the limitations of current methods and the benefit of using technology to make those dynamic real-time decisions.
Drones and emergency services
In keeping with the exploration of new generation technologies, one item that has recently grabbed headlines is the concept of developing drones to transport AED equipment to emergency situations. In this session, hear about how this concept is literally taking flight and the benefits and challenges associated with it from an inventor.