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Virtual Event: Communications and Information Systems for First Responders

Sharing Best Interoperability Strategies to Enable Seamless Communications

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
(Start: 12.00pm ET / 9.00am PT)

Agenda Overview:

First responders are often the primary line of defense for Canadian communities, responding to an evolving spectrum of natural and man-made threats. As a result, their communication systems must be seamless. Enabling technology helps first responders to communicate in the complex environment in which they work by increasing transparency, collaboration and efficiency. By turning technology into actionable intelligence, first responders are better equipped to enable interventions and relationships that protect the public.  

PSN’s virtual Communications and Information Systems for First Responders event will shine a light on best practices and tools available to enable communication, collaboration, and interoperability when seconds count. 

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Key Takeaways:

Establish how to keep the public safe from current and future threats  

Identify how technology can support the first responder to communicate seamlessly  

Facilitating critical connections with multiple jurisdictions and other private agencies  

Gain practical tips to bolster interoperability strategies in your organization

Event Speakers:

Anthony Odaordi

Deputy Chief
Peel Regional Police and ED, PSBN Innovation Alliance

Chief Jeff Brooks

Chair and Deputy Chief
Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG) and Lambton EMS

Tyler Moore

Deputy Chief / AGM, Technology, Infrastructure, Fleet, OHS&W
Vancouver Fire Rescue Services

Kim Kane

Deputy Fire Chief
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services

Jim Garland

Associate Executive Director, EMS Dispatch Communications & Deployment
Alberta Health Services

Andrew Moull

MA, MDEM, Specialist, Emergency and Disaster Management
Hamilton Health Sciences

Jason Mercer

Program Support Specialist
St. John’s Regional Fire Department

Alfred Klein

Director Southern Communications Centre, EMS Dispatch Communications and Deployment
Alberta Health Services

Robert Stewart

Director of Emergency Communications/Manitoba Provincial 911
City of Brandon
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Canada

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Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Welcome from PSN
12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Opening
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Government Keynote Session: Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN): Initiatives and Strategies
12:40pm ET / 9:40am PT
Government Case Study: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
1:00pm ET / 10.00am PT
Government Case Study: Ensuring Real-Time Information Sharing and Connectedness
1:20pm ET / 10:20am PT
1:25pm ET / 10:25am PT
Panel Discussion: Approaches for Enabling Collaboration, Connectivity and Interoperability
2:10pm ET / 11:10am PT
Closing Remarks and End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event