The IEDO association announces the opening of the first international drone conference for emergency actors: firefighters, police officers, customs officers, coastguards and rescue associations.
In Paris, on 12 and 13 December 2022, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the first professional conference IEDO CONF will be held, organised by the international non-profit association IEDO, which brings together drone teams specializing in crisis and emergency situations.
Aimed mainly at firefighters, law enforcement officers, customs officers, medical and paramedical personnel, coast guards, military personnel with rescue missions and rescue associations, the conference aims to create an international exchange space on the use of UAVs in rescue missions or to secure human lives.
Vendelin Clicques, president of the IEDO association, says: ‘It is essential to promote and support international exchanges on the use of this advanced technology that saves lives every week around the world. By exchanging information among themselves, emergency responders are becoming more acculturated, and therefore more efficient about the infinite possibilities of drones across the spectrum of rescue and public safety missions.’
A space for exchange
In its 900-seat amphitheatre, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie conference centre will host a multitude of professional conferences by firefighters, police officers and associations, and drone experts from Belgium, Croatia, Spain, the United States, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
A specific meeting room, the blue room, will be dedicated to exchanges between law enforcement agencies on confidential topics.
Around 30 exhibition stands will allow drone market players to highlight the latest technologies and systems related to drones.
The online platform IEDO CONF
Inaugurated on 5 November 2021, the www.iedoconference.org website has been created for all drone specialists from the various public safety organisations (fire service, police service, and customs service and rescue association) and for non-specialists who wish to discover and understand this technology.
The website allows emergency actors to register for the two-day conference, but companies in the drone market also have access to this event as a visitor, exhibitor or sponsor.
IEDO, the International Emergency Drone Organization, was founded in 2018. Its headquarters are based in Versailles. It brings together more than 650 emergency drone specialists from 49 countries. It was recently awarded the AUVSI international award in the Public Safety category in August 2021 for its report on best practices of drone in rescue and firefighting missions.
For more information, go to www.iedo-drone.org