Last Chance to Register for the Niagara CITIG Regional Forum
In cooperation with local paramedic, fire and police agencies, CITIG is pleased to hold the CITIG Niagara Regional Forum on March 18, 2014 in Niagara. The forum is part of an ongoing series of regional workshops across Canada. Representatives from fire, police, paramedic and emergency management communities are urged to attend! We also welcome delegates from organizations such as, but not limited to, the Canadian Forces, Coast Guard, utilities, academia, and industry (industry can only attend the morning session). To register for the event, click here. Space is limited: register today!
The Future of Law Enforcement Information Management
The World Innovation Conference ‘The Future of Law Enforcement Information Management’ is taking place from June 10 to 12, 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. If you have not signed in yet to attend this new initiative, please do not hesitate to visit the Web site at www.wicleim2014.com and register now!
The World Innovation Conference ‘The Future of Law Enforcement Information Management’ is the innovation platform where questions regarding innovations will be inventoried and formulated to national, European and global level. This will result in a bottom-up view of the required changes to ensure that the Law Enforcement domain continues to keep pace with a changing society. If you want to contribute to the development of international collaborations, register now at www.wicleim2014.com.
Dates and Venue Set for CITIG 8!
The date has been set for the Eight National Public Safety Interoperability Workshop. We hope you can join us from November 30 to December 3, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier as we continue to host the nation’s premier interoperability-related event. Save the date – registration and complete details to be released soon.
RFI launched for MASAS Transition Plan
Recently, the Centre for Security Sciences launched a Request for Information (RFI) on the Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System (MASAS) to solicit ideas/interest for potential models for transitioning MASAS to a self-sufficient national entity. Follow the link for the RFI here.
Of note, MASAS is now subscribed by over 500 agencies across Canada. A similar transition strategy is being employed by U.S. counterparts for “Virtual USA” into the nisconsortium.org. After one year of operation, this entity is quickly approaching full self-sufficiency in its operations. We look forward to similar results for the MASAS transition!
11th Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium
The 11th Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium takes place Wednesday October 22 to Friday October 24, 2014 at the Eaton Chelsea in downtown Toronto. With the theme "Must Today’s Risk Be Tomorrow’s Disaster," the conference will enhance the understanding of, and providing tools for, the development of comprehensive programs to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of disasters - natural, technological or human-induced.
CRHNet is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 2003 in response to a growing demand to promote and strengthen disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Canada. CRHNet creates an environment in which the hazards research, education and emergency management practitioner communities can effectively share knowledge and innovative approaches that reduce disaster vulnerability.
Partnership/Sponsorship opportunities at the 11th annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium are now available. Visit http://www.crhnet.ca/symposium-2014 for full details.
The 2014 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada National Conference Web Site is now Live!
Save the date, and start making plans to join the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada in the heart of vibrant downtown Vancouver. The British Columbia Ambulance Service will host the 2014 National Conference, which takes place from June 11 to 13, 2014.
The Conference aims to stage for the future direction of EMS systems in Canada. With the theme of "Inspiring Leadership Coast to Coast" participants will enjoy sessions focused on creating systematic improvement, ensuring quality in operations, and generating opportunities to become increasingly relevant and impactful in providing our mobilized health care services.
Registration is now open and attendees are able to reserve their guest rooms at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Early bird registration closes April 30 (midnight Pacific), so take advantage of the special rate and register now online. Visit the conference Web site at www.paramedicchiefsconference.com and sign up to receive Conference notifications.
Public Safety Broadband Network Architecture Description
Defence R&D Canada –Centre for Security Science has released a document titled Public Safety Broadband Network Architecture Description. It describes the network architecture for a Canadian public safety broadband communications network expected to operate in the 700 MHz band. It aligns with the governance model as currently endorsed by the senior officials responsible for emergency management in Canada (SOREM), which contains two layers of operational responsibility – a national entity and multiple regional service delivery entities (RSDE). The network architecture is also aligned with the service delivery model whereby the users of the public safety broadband network (PSBN) are clients of the RSDE, while also being owners of the information networks. To download your copy, click here.
This site is administered by volunteers committed to advancing public safety communications interoperability
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