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19/06/2017

European EENA / Waze emergency response programme kicks off in Milan

How can Waze crowdsourced data contribute to emergency response?


19 June 2017 - The EENA/Waze pilot test programme officially launches today in Milan, Italy, in a 2-day kick-off meeting where the coordinators and the pilot sites will discuss the way forward.

Stay tuned for updates on the innovative public safety programme and the pilot sites:

  • Notruf Niederösterreich (NNO), emergency medical service, Austria
  • AREU, 112 service and emergency medical service, Italy
  • SDIS 13, fire brigade, France
  • SDIS 86, fire brigade, France

About the programme

EENA (the European Emergency Number Association) and Waze (the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app) entered into a partnership to understand and evaluate the use of Waze in emergency response scenarios.

Special thank you to Beta-80 Group for kindly hosting the kick-off meeting!

 


For more information on the programme, click here!
 

 

Kick-off goes live

 

 

The EENA team live from Milan!

 

Meet Eric & David, from the 2 French pilot sites of the programme

 

Meet Colum, from AREU Lombardia, the Italian pilot site of the programme

EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.

The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.