We are very excited to announce that the Search & Rescue project was presented at the Congrès National de Sapeurs Pompiers de France (127th National Congress of Firefighters of France), on 13-16 October, in Marseille, which gathered a total of 250,000 French and international firefighters. Several players from the public safety sector attended the Congress and were eager to learn what we are doing to develop enhanced technologies for first responders. The National Congress of Firefighters of France in 2021 was a unique occasion highlighting the 250,000 firefighters in France but also a landmark event for the national civil security project. A project under the aegis of the National Federation of Firefighters of France, led by the association “Organizing Committee of the 127th National Congress of Firefighters of France”.
This was a great occasion to present the Search and Rescue project, namely focusing on our upcoming workshop on 9 December, which will present a rich programme on SAR operations during recent disaster in Europe (wildfires, floods). Click here to register.
The French President Emmanuel Macron also attended the event, delivering the concluding remarks on the importance of public safety and the rise of natural disasters, in particular, addressing the RESCEU, part of the EU Civil Protection mechanism: “Disasters know no borders, and with their increase in number and intensification in kind, we need a European vision to prepare ourselves for the future. That is why civil protection must be a priority for the French Presidency of the Council of the EU“.
Closing the 127th National Congress of Firefighters of France, French President Emmanuel Macron left some announcements, namely the creation of a single platform bringing together all calls to emergency numbers. It will be tested from 2022 and for two years across a wider region.