This is a slightly edited version of an article which was originally published in the British APCO Journal, and on the BAPCO web site Discovering and then applying the full potential of data to public safety and resilience is not
“Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t” (WUDOWUD) is an initiative that came about as a direct result of BlueLightCamp, which was this year held in Hampshire. WUDOWUD seeks to correlate environmental location based data with emergency response data to
This is one of the sessions that was presented at BlueLightCamp 2014 by Matt Wroughton of West Midlands Fire Service, as well as at the recent Policing Social Citizens in Manchester. At both events the idea was well received by those
First time Bluelightcamp was my first unconference and hackathon. Expectations were high. I am happy to report expectations were exceeded. The venue, the attendees, the commitment were absolutely superb. But, something was not quite right… Something not quite right It boils down to
Kick off was planned for 10am for the hackathon, but it was another early start for Mark and me – which turned out to be very fortunate as many of the people attending the hackathon arrived early, so eager where
How can you make search and rescue more efficient? Give 99r dispatchers a tool that creates an information log all involved parties can use to communicate…
How do you get your organisation to innovate quickly – and how do you stop people getting trapped in the details?
At what point does social media monitoring by public sector bodies become “icky”? Am incoherence session discusses…
Could livestreaming from 999 calls from mobile speed up response, save lives and allow better resource allocation?
The ideas that the attendees brought with them, from streaming incidences to rpid innovation…