Sharing local knowledge in the fire service. An expanding role for geographic information systems
A conference for fire service professionals, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Headquarters, Sheffield, 24 March 2015
The last twelve months we have witnessed a notable increase in the use of geographic information systems by fire services in the UK. In this time, fire services have extended both the range and reach of their GIS deployments.
Faced with reduced budgets and changing demands, many fire services are recognising the key role that GIS can play in supporting smarter working. GIS has the capability to transform that most valuable commodity of fire services - local knowledge. Providing local knowledge as a corporate resources allows it to be drawn upon by anyone in the service, whether for protection, prevention, or response.
Who should attend
The conference is open to all fire services professionals with an interest in the application of GIS and web mapping.
What you will hear
Attendees will hear directly about the experiences of other fire services in presentations that will include:
- their business cases for investing in GIS
- their experiences in both procurement and deployment
- who in their service are now able to use GIS and for what purposes
- the business systems that GIS is integrated with
- what the impacts have been, following deployment
There will also be opportunity to see the latest spatially-enabled business applications from Cadcorp – both desktop and web, and to hear from the Ordnance Survey and Cadcorp business partner, 3tc.
9:30 – Coffee & Registration
10:00 – Welcome & Introductions
10:10 – Fire Service GIS Showcase - Essex, Lancashire and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Services
11:10 – Coffee
11:40 – Fire Service Web Mapping & Local Knowledge™ - Cadcorp
12:00 - Workload Modeller - Cadcorp
12:20 – Pretty. Powerful. Stuff. - Cadcorp
12.50 - Lunch
13:50 – Integration, the key to efficiency - 3TC
14:10 - Changing Landscape - Ordnance Survey
14:30 – Fire Service Top Tips - Cadcorp
15:10 – Close
There is no charge to attend the conference. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided free of charge.
The venue, and getting there
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue are very kindly hosting the conference at their headquarters at 97 Eyre Street, Sheffield S1 3FG.
You can download a PDF map and directions here.
Please note that there is no parking is available onsite. (There is a public car park opposite the venue, or it is a short walk from Sheffield train station.)
Simply complete the form below, outlining any special requirements, and we will get back to you.