OR EURO2015 Conference


ORH recently attended and presented at the OR EURO2015 conference, organised by the European Association of Operational Research Societies in conjunction with the UK OR Society.  The biennial conference, hosted this year at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, is a chance for leading OR academics and practitioners from around the world to get together to exchange ideas and discuss the latest advances in operational research techniques.  ORH consultants, Jon Mobbs and Andrew Cooper, presented case studies on work undertaken for the East of England Ambulance Service and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. Read the full story

Budget Cuts and Fire Station Closures


ORH has nearly 30 years of experience gained from working with fire departments and EMS providers around the world, and we therefore understand the need for greater resilience and flexibility, often in the context of significant constraints on finance and resources.  As an example of this work, an article published in the June issue of FireRescue Magazine details the support which ORH provided to London Fire Brigade when the service was faced with the need to make significant efficiency savings while maintaining performance. Read the full story

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Conference, Las Vegas


ORH was pleased to sponsor the Metro Fire Chiefs Conference for the first time this year. The conference in Las Vegas was an excellent platform from which to discuss issues within the fire sector, and the educational sessions proved to be very informative. Throughout the conference, the term big data was applied within several areas, and it was clear that using statistics from a variety of sources can help fire departments in their decision making.  In particular, data surrounding incident trends, local risks, populations and demographic factors are all of great importance. Read the full story

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