Regional seminar on innovation and the use of new technologies in civil protection operations [fr]
A regional seminar on innovation and the use of new technologies in civil protection operations was held at Singapore’s Civil Defense Academy on the 11th and 12th of October. Organised jointly by the French Embassy’s internal security service and the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF), this seminar was attended by representatives from nine of the ASEAN countries’ fire and rescue services, as well as officials from the Hong-Kong and Australian civil protection units. The conferences and panels were a good opportunity for all participants to exchange on good practices and spread the French and Singaporean know-how on civil protection operations.
Two members of the French fire brigade, Majors Christophe Frerson and Régis Demay, as well as the Embassy’s international technical expert on civil protection Colonel Bruno Ulliac, have accompanied a delegation of technology-related french companies (TPL Systèmes, V&V Innovations, Luceor, Systel, Diginext et le Groupement René Dosne) which have had the opportunity to present their products to the ASEAN’s participating countries. The seminar ended on a visit of the SCDF’s training center, the Home Team Tactical Center (HTTC).
All participating countries have shown a great interest in the technologies displayed and new commercial opportunities are likely to emerge in the region for these companies.