FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 28, 2016 – Rave Mobile Safety, trusted creator of innovative public safety data and communication software, today announced the fourth annual Emergency Communications & Response Summit will take place on Tuesday, May 10th at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., ET. The public safety community and select media are invited to attend the Summit. Featured speakers will focus on the integration of technology into operational procedures to enhance preparedness and major incident response, based on personal experiences with such major events.
WHAT: Rave Mobile Safety’s fourth annual Emergency Communications & Response Summit, supported by the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) and Platinum Sponsor Motorola Solutions, will feature William Evans, commissioner of Boston Police; Charles Ramsey, former commissioner of Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia Police Departments; Maureen Will, director of Newtown (Conn.) Emergency Communications Center; and Benjamin Cazenoves, a survivor of the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris, where 90 people were murdered in November of last year.
WHO: Opening & Keynote Remarks: To be delivered by Commissioner Evans and former Commissioner Ramsey. Benjamin Cazenoves will also deliver a special keynote address prior to the panel discussions. Cazenoves has become a passionate advocate for public safety since surviving the attacks in Paris.
Panel: Responding to the Active Shooter Incident: In 2015, there were 294 mass shootings in the U.S. Recent events clearly show that active shooter and terrorist attacks are a real threat and a global problem. This high-level panel, features Benjamin Cazenoves, Commissioner William Evans, Director Maureen Will, Eric Goralnick, M.D., medical director of emergency preparedness, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Warren Bamford, vice president of global security, National Grid. The panelists will discuss procedures, training and technology they leverage to enhance response to active shooters, acts of terror and other emergencies.
Panel: Addressing the Opioid & Synthetic Drug Epidemics: Opioid-overdose deaths between 2002 and 2013 have nearly quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Effectively responding to overdose victims creates a variety of challenges for first responders, while communities struggle with the overall social and human impact. This expert panel, featuring Mark Escott, M.D., M.P.H., Montgomery (Tex.) Public Health Authority, Timothy Smith, executive director, Ottawa County (Mich.) Central Dispatch Authority, Michael E. Botieri, chief of police, Plymouth, Mass. and Joseph L. O’Hare, III, NREMT-P, deputy superintendent, Boston Emergency Medical Services, will report from the front lines on innovative programs for combating this wave of overdoses.
Closing Remarks: Will be made by Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito.
WHERE: The Omni Parker House Hotel, located at 60 School Street, Boston, Mass. 02108
WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Panel of Professionals to Discuss Active Shooter and Terrorist Situations and the Opioid and Synthetic Drug Epidemic. Speakers Include William Evans, Commissioner of Boston Police, Charles Ramsey, Former Commissioner of Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia Police Departments and Benjamin Cazenoves, Paris Terrorist Attack Survivor