CITIG Municipality of Kincardine and Town of Saugeen Shores Regional Forum

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
1:00 PM
Robert Dean Room at the INIFOR (formerly CAW) Family Education Centre
Free

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CITIG Municipality of Kincardine and Town of Saugeen Shores Regional Forum

Please consider attending the following public safety interoperability event hosted by Municipality of Kincardine and Town of Saugeen Shores and area Paramedic, Fire and Police agencies in partnership with the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG):

CITIG Municipality of Kincardine and Town of Saugeen Shores Forum: Open Session

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Location: Robert Dean Room at the UNIFOR (formerly CAW) Family Education Centre, 115 Shipley Ave., R.R. #1, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C5

Invited: Any representative from public safety, responder or emergency management agencies, Canadian Forces, Coast Guard, Search & Rescue, government, elected officials, NGOs, utility, industry and academia interested in furthering public safety communications interoperability in the region.

The objectives of the session include:

  1. Increase awareness of the issue of public safety interoperability in the Kincardine and Saugeen Shores region;
  2. Present information on some of the various interoperability programs and projects currently taking place in Canada, the U.S., provincially and regionally;
  3. Obtain feedback from local participants about the current interoperability situation, opportunities for information-sharing and outline next steps; and
  4. Discuss next steps relevant to interoperability strategic planning in the region.

Agenda topics include:

  • History of CITIG, ongoing projects, current trends and issues
  • Communications Interoperability Strategy for Canada and related U.S. initiatives
  • 700 MHz Spectrum and what it means for your agency
  • Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 – are you prepared?
  • Provincial and regional initiatives
  • Regional interoperability Case Studies
  • Local interoperability outreach efforts

The preliminary agenda will soon be available. The final agenda will also be available on the site and e-mailed to registered participants about a week prior to the event.

Background:

The Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group was created by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Police Chiefs and Paramedic Chiefs of Canada to help improve public safety interoperability. This meeting 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.

This event is being held in conjunction with Municipality of Kincardine and Town of Saugeen Shores and area Paramedic, Fire and Police agencies with the kind support of Bruce Power.

See you in Port Elgin!

 

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