2017 Exhibitors

2017 Conference Agenda

  • 09:10
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
    Peter Holland CBE, Her Majesty's Former Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services, (Confirmed)
  • 09:20
    Opening Keynote: Integrating Blue Light Services to Deliver the Government’s Vision for Better Collaboration
    Sally Parkinson, Head of Police Strategy and Reform Unit, Home Office (Invited)
    • Enabling better collaboration through co-location of stations and services, sharing back office functions, and co-responding and joining up on service delivery
    • Allowing Police and Crime Commissioners to drive reform, maximise the benefits of collaboration and ensure best practice is shared
    • Awarding £1 million of the Police Transformation Fund to 9 Police and Crime Commissioners that took governance of local fire and rescue services
    • Encouraging local communities to drive forward joint working in their area, improving the services delivered to the public as well as providing direct local accountability
  • 09:40
    Morning Keynote: Managing the Risk of Upgrading the Emergency Services Network before 2019
    Gordon Shipley, Programme Director, Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme at The Home Office (Confirmed)
    • Stress testing of the technology required for ESN to ensure it functions under pressure in remote areas and the live environment by the Spring 2018 roll out
    • Appointing a Director of Mobilisation to ensure the effective use of assigned resources within the project timeline
    • Exercising appropriate financial control of the estimated cost of £1.2 billion allocated for the ESN integration by 2019
    • Extending 4G networks to provide emergency services with better mobile data capabilities
  • 10:00
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
  • 10:40
    Mapping the Future of Emergency Services Collaboration
    Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service (Confirmed)
    • Introducing the statutory duty to collaborate on police, fire and ambulance services to improve efficiency of emergency co-responding
    • Building capability, improving efficiency and increasing public confidence to further enhance local accountability
    • Enforcing the Police and Crime Act 2017 to reform policing and enable important changes to the governance of fire and rescue services
    • Committing to funding innovative and collaborative blue light joint working, pledging over £80 million in best practice examples since 2013
  • 11:10
    Headline Sponsor
  • 11:30
    Panel Discussion: Ensuring Dissemination of Critical Information between Control Centre, Vehicle and First Responders
    Philip Seccombe, Police and Crime Commissioner, Chair, Warwickshire; Emergency Service Collaboration Working Group (Confirmed)
    Robert Leach, Chief Executive Officer, The Police ICT Company (Confirmed)
    Dr. Rick Muir, Director, Police Foundation (Confirmed)
    • Embedding communication standards for open, consistent information sharing and consultation between Control Centre and First Responders
    • Rethinking every aspect of strategic and operational command processes to ensure that the end –to –end delivery of operational services remains unaffected
    • Using a unified data sharing and intelligence platform between services to gain a joint understanding of risk and situational awareness
    • Establishing better communication with local authorities to improve the quality of service
  • 12:00
    Seminar Session One

    Adopting Cloud-based Technology for Rapid Emergency Responses

    • Migrating to the cloud to remove the need for on-site IT infrastructure and enable data sharing
    • Overhauling how control room functions
    • Embedding a communications platform-as- a-service to emergency responders at a time of significant change for their operations
  • 13:00
    Lunch and Networking
  • 14:00
    Seminar Session Two

    Taking a Data-driven Approach to Calculating Risk

    • Balancing areas’ number of recent incidents against their risk factors and against the amount of prevention and protection work carried out
    • Prioritising areas for prevention and fire safety audit work, compare stations and areas objectively with elected members
    • Helping with the planning of new stations that can merge the activity of two less busy stations
  • 15:00
    Refreshments, Exhibition & Networking
  • 15:30
    Introducing a Single Governance Model to Lead the Way on Blue Light Integration
    Stephen Mold, Police and Crime Commissioner, Northamptonshire Police (Confirmed)
    • Engaging with the public to develop a single governance model of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service that meets the citizens’ needs
    • Aligning resources and joining services to lead efficiency savings and reinvest back into frontline services
    • Exploring opportunities for joint attendance at incidents, providing joint crime and fire prevention advice
    • Co-locating estates to support functions and maximising procurement through joint investment
  • 15:50
    Increasing Cross Agency Learning to Improve the Experience of a Person in Crisis
    Steve Baker, Inspector, Northumbria Police (Confirmed)
    Dr Mary Jane Tacchi, Consultant Psychiatrist, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust (Confirmed)
    Amy Rafter, Project Coordinator for Respond, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust (Confirmed)
    • Developing ‘Respond’: A multi-agency simulation training programme designed to increase a team’s operational efficiency
    • Acting out different professional roles to encourage better understanding of the needs and priorities of paramedics, police officers, mental health professionals as well as individuals in crisis
    • Improving decision making by practicing on three emergency scenarios: Crisis in a public space; crisis within a private address; and crisis in a ward
  • 16:10
    Case Study: Cross Agency Response Using Real Time Streaming
    Steve McLinden, Transformation 2020 - T20 Digital Project Manager, Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Services (Confirmed)
    • Using drones to streamline real time situation and respond strategically on time
    • Envisioning how real time data sharing can enhance interoperability, reduce costs, and increase operational efficiency
    • Digitising fire ground operations to enable real time seamless data sharing
    • Expanding fire ground digitisation through the ‘Innovation Collaboration Procurement’ Initiative beyond the Welsh Fire Rescue Service and Police
  • 16:30
    Case Study: Establishing Multi–Agency Collaboration to Deliver Efficient Ambulance Services
    Peter Mason, Head of Blue Light Collaboration, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (Confirmed)
    • Sharing facilities by co-locating services to align resources and reduce operating costs
    • Disseminating the steps of building a successful collaboration between East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Fire and Police across the five counties of the East Midlands
    • Modernising estates to deliver patient benefit and equally meet the needs of ambulance staff and services
    • Maintaining a static site in or very near to the current locations to enhance public confidence and support ambulance staff’s desire to remain in the local communities they serve and often live in
  • 16:45
    Rolling out The Community Assistance Team in Conwy and Denbighshire to Protect People in their Homes
    Stuart Millington, Senior Fire Safety Manager, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Confirmed)
    • Developing a specialised team to non-injury falls to alleviate pressure on resources and provide a much improved service
    • Using a vehicle that is fully equipped with all of the necessary specialist equipment, including lifting devices and innovative lifting technology to deliver improved health and social care at a reduced cost
    • Establishing close working relationships with Conwy & Denbighshire County Council, developing communication technology for improved service delivery
    • Orchestrating the bodies involved in the Community Assistance Team and ensuring the needs of all three services are met
  • 17:00
    Chair’s Closing Remarks
    Peter Holland CBE, Her Majesty's Former Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services, (Confirmed)
  • 17:10
    Drinks Reception

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