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First Responder event at the Swedish Embassy in Washington – focusing on command and collaboration at the future accident scene

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Published: 2017-10-03 kl. 08:00
On the 3rd and 4th of October, MSB together with the Department for Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) is arranging two events under the title ‘Future Incident Scene and Future First Responder’: one round table as well as one public event where Craig Fugate, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 2009 to 2017, is the keynote speaker.

Five nations will be represented at this meeting. A mix of Swedish and American researchers, with participants from RISE, FHS, Linköping -, Lund - and Mid Sweden University meeting American colleagues from Northeastern -, North Carolina State -, Oklahoma State - and Purdue University, along with senior level experts from DHS, FEMA, MSB, Swedish Police, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, Public Safety Canada, British Embassy, as well as Göteborg and Södertörn Fire and Rescue Services Associations. The aim is to discuss problems and solutions, as well as the needs for research and development to meet future challenges.

On the 3rd of October, MSB together with DHS S&T and the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC has invited experts to a round table discussion, to give them an opportunity to delve deeper into questions about leadership and collaboration, future systems for multi-organizational response management and technical advances for a more safe and efficient on scene response. The 4th of October will be a public event, with a series of panels, where the speakers will summarize and reflect on the discussions of the previous day.

Societal Security is in focus for this year's theme 'Safe and sound' at Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. The objective of the events is to facilitate collaboration under the bilateral research and development agreement between Sweden and the US.

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