A free-to-attend conference for emergency service professionals, Manchester, 25th January 2017


Collaboration between emergency services has increased substantially over recent years.  Emergency services are sharing buildings, systems and people.  Community stations are being built throughout the UK to provide shared premises for Police, Fire and Ambulance.  Emergency services are increasingly sharing back office systems, including command and control; and Fire and Rescue Services are co-responding to provide emergency medical cover.

This conference will bring together emergency services and show the value that GIS and web mapping can provide in supporting collaboration.  Through analysis, sharing spatial data and implementation of geospatial standards, GIS users are well placed to support this trend.

There will be a number of presentations from emergency services, data providers and technology suppliers. 

Who should attend

This free-to-attend workshop is aimed at analysts and managers from emergency services organisations. Attendees will have the opportunity to network over a free lunch with like-minded professionals.


9:30 – Coffee and Registration

10:00 – Welcome

10:10 – Emergency Service Presentations – Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and London Fire Brigade

11:10 – Coffee

11:40 – Emergency Service Presentations – Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

12:00 – Web Services – Cadcorp

12:20 - SmartSTORM and Web Mapping Tile Services – Sopra Steria

12:40 – Risk Modeller – Cadcorp

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Spreadsheets, Maps and Dashboards - Cadcorp

14:20 – Supporting Emergency Service Collaboration – Ordnance Survey

14:40 – Emergency Service GIS Top Tips – Cadcorp

15:10 – Close

When and where?

The workshop is taking place on 25th January 2017 in the Cobden rooms at Manchester Central, an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities - Petersfield M2 3GX

Manchester Central is easy to reach via the cities extensive multi-modal transport network. Parking is available on site.

How to register

The date for this conference has passed. The day's presentations can be viewed here.