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The Innovative Emergency Services Forum - Scotland - #UKIESF

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The #UKIESF series creates a platform for experts from across the Emergency Services, Tactical Response and Resilience community to gain a clearer understanding of how to improve processes to provide better, more cost effective services by utilising innovative technology.

Our Scottish Forum brings together expert panel speakers and presenters with a wealth of knowledge and experience from both public and private sector, you'll be able to interact with leading experts from the field, gathering key information that can be applied to acheive your organisations objectives.

We’re pleased once again to be partnering with some of the leading industry organisations including the Cabinet Office, Scottish Government, British APCO and The Police ICT Company, these key partnerships highlights the end-users desire to learn about the latest innovative technology solutions available to improve efficiency, service delivery and cost reduction.

The format and design of the agenda for the forum will include our new features that are used to spark more pragmatic debate and discussion, challenging delegates to explore new approaches that enables service delivery at the highest level.

Agendas will be designed using real life scenarios, allowing delegates to reference how they would approach certain situations and to give a clearer visual of the role of joined up forces and who should play what part in emergency response when the pressure is on.

Key Aims:

Identifying how to use technology to support a balanced provision of services that address national threats whilst providing a strong local service throughout Scotland that is bespoke to each communities needs.

Developing a progressive culture that embraces innovative technology, enabling services to organise themselves operationally to be best prepared to deal with the crime, disorder and social challenges that are being faced by emergency services today.

Panel 1: Developing Community & City Wide Resilience Programmes, Improving Outcomes During Major Incidents.

What examples of community resilience can be shared and what is the predicted impact it will have on outcomes during major incidents? What training needs to be delivered and to who?

We’re experiencing a rise in major incidents putting even more pressure on our emergency and resilience community, what examples of good practice / positive outcomes can be shared from recent experience?

In your opinion, what improvements in strategic planning, wider organisational understanding and predictive planning could have been made during recent major incidents?

What existing/new technology should be used to enable emergency responders to consistently deliver high quality services to the public whilst managing a smaller workforce and reducing budgets?

What technology, devices and software need to be in place to achieve integrated services that create better outcomes for victims? What processes and solutions do emergency services really need to implement to work better together? Can sharing of information and data between agencies be improved as a result?

The need to improve mobility of forces provides a massive opportunity for collaboration between government, emergency services, local councils, the NHS and technology suppliers. How can collaboration be achieved and what projects should be the focus?

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Partnership Working in Scotland, Can Multi Agency Collaboration be Improved?

What challenges have arisen by the amalgamation of the Scottish Emergency Services, what has worked and what there is still to do?

Based on recent experience, how have our emergency services coped during recent major incidents. What learning can be taken and how is this being used to improve services for the next event.

How are you seeing technology bringing services together during emergency situations? Do you have examples where tech has enabled collaboration / sharing of resources between agencies?

What barriers during these major incidents are preventing collaboration between agencies? What would top your list of things you would improve?

Planning post incident, what experience has been gained regarding the duration of the post incident process, are all the agencies aware of their role?

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