Success of Pilot 2 event

Created on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

From 23rd to 25th June, the Concorde Pilot 2 successfully took place in Thessaloniki, Greece.

After a full day of preparation, pilot 2 was run smoothly. The event was conducted by Concorde coordinator Toni Staykova with the assistance of consortium partners and volunteers from the Hellenic Rescue Team.

The purpose of Pilot 2 was to test the Concorde system, which creates a common information space (CIS) to connect Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders during operational response.The field trials focused on testing and demonstrating features related to gathering real-time data from the field and communicating them via the CIS.

Two scenarios were played, each with a different focus:

Scenario 1 (TeamWiz) followed up the management of team and incident information in response to an explosion requiring multiple actors to participate. 

The objectives of Pilot TeamWiz were: 

• To examine the real time exchange of information between emergency medical services responders involved in an incident.
• To demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions based on real data and real life conditions (e.g. weather conditions).
• To demonstrate the ability to maintain continuity of command and control throughout the exercise.
• To test the communication between dispatched personnel to an incident, who are in various locations (en route, incident field, transport) and the relevant non-mobile emergency medical service organisations taking part.

Scenario 2 (SafePatient) followed up the patient management in response to a bus incident on the background of full hospitals due to another major incident. 

The objectives of Pilot SafePatient were:

• To examine the real time exchange of information between the emergency medical services responders involved in an incident.
• To demonstrate the ability to monitor and track multiple patients in real time
• To demonstrate the ability to make complex informed decisions based on real data and real life conditions (e.g. DSS on multiple patient referral destinations).
• To demonstrate the ability to maintain full oversight of patients encountered and assessed throughout the exercise. •To test communication across boundaries for hospital capacity resource.

We would like to thank all participants for contributing to making this pilot successful.

A video of the event will be available soon.