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Multi-agency interoperability and mass casualty events • WEBINAR

June 21, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Police, fire and paramedics need to respond and work together during many types of incidents, with large-scale events like an explosion, active shooter, or terrorist attack being amongst the most high stakes and high profile calls. Beginning with an overview of the current state of multi-agency interoperability, this webinar will draw upon the lessons and strategies incorporated by the UK system with regards to tactical response and preparedness, combining these two elements into a case study of possibilities for increased interoperability and collaboration.

Chris Case, Fire Chief, Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue
Chris Case is the fire chief for Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue in southwestern Ontario. As a composite department, it covers over 20,000 square kilometres with 19 fire stations and 450 staff. Prior to emigrating to Canada with his family in 2016, Chris spent 25 years in the United Kingdom with Merseyside Fire & Rescue, covering the City of Liverpool and surrounding area.  He served in every command in the Service and was responsible for the creation of multi-agency teams involving Police, Fire, Municipal and Security staff to develop responses to criminality, terrorism and multi-agency command.

In addition he was a Trustee of Her Majesties Royal Armouries and a visiting lecturer to a number of Universities and Colleges in the European Union.  He is a graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers.


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