BlueLightCamp is an occasional two-day event, bringing together people who work in and around emergency services from across the UK. People who have attended previously include:

  • paramedics
  • police
  • fire & rescue
  • mountain rescue
  • crisis management / emergency planners
  • hospitals and ambulance trusts
  • community and voluntary sector
  • government crisis response
  • mental health professionals
  • council staff and councillors
  • universities and researchers
  • many others

The first day is a fantastic networking opportunity. There’s no pre-defined agenda; attendees suggest topics they’d like to discuss, and sessions are arranged accordingly. Sessions can vary from large groups to just a few people, depending on the level of interest. Sessions often include the latest thinking on digital, innovation, social media, and open data in a blue light context.

The second day brings together people with ideas, service experts, and developers who work together to turn those ideas into something more tangible. This can often be ‘apps’ which run on mobile phones or browsers