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29/05/2017

EENA & Waze selected four emergency organisations to join pilot test programme


Following the announcement of our partnership, EENA and Waze are happy to announce that four (4) organisations have been selected to join the pilot test programme and evaluate the impact of Waze crowdsourced data on emergency response.

Congratulations to:

  • 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

“This partnership between Waze and EENA is in the public interest. The aim is to allow emergency services to respond more quickly to accident sites and thereby assist in their life-saving efforts. We are therefore pleased to see that many organisations have applied to join the pilot and we look forward to seeing the first results later this year.”said Adam Fried, Global Partnerships at Waze.

Alexis Gizikis, EENA Projects Manager added that “The sites are a great mix of services, incidents managed, populations served, and geographic characteristics. Tests in these different settings will allow us to draw better conclusions on the use of anonymous crowdsourced Waze data in emergency management and first response.”

The pilot sites are going to work with Waze and EENA throughout the project, expected to end November 2017. The project results, including challenges, opportunities and future recommendations, will be shared after the completion of the project with all interested parties.

 

Learn more about the programme HERE.

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.