The Emergency Services Show


Key opportunity to collaborate with other Blue Light Services

The Emergency Services Show, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham, 19-20 September 2018

A valuable and unique opportunity to learn and network with other blue light services will be offered at The Emergency Services Show in Birmingham this September. “Global events such as the bombings in Syria and the threat of war with Russia have heightened the importance of the emergency services working effectively together to prepare for future incidents. Meanwhile in the UK, the recently published Kerslake Report on the Manchester Arena bombings specifically highlighted the importance of collaborative working between emergency responders,” explains event director David Brown. “The Emergency Services Show is a free-to-attend event which promotes and enables such vital collaborations.”

Last year’s event attracted a record number of 7,599 visitors and buyers, representing an eight per cent increase on 2016. The increase in visitors from the police (up 130 per cent) and prison service (up 30 per cent) was particularly significant. The free two-day event will return to Hall 5 and the outdoor area at the NEC, Birmingham this year on 19 and 20 September and will feature a host of key learning opportunities including CPD-accredited seminars and live demonstrations of the latest equipment and technology. There will also be a wealth of free advice on physical and mental wellbeing as part of the event’s focus on supporting those working in demanding and challenging roles. The charity Mind for example will be sharing details of its Blue Light Programme and new exhibitor Oscar Kilo will provide details of the wellbeing framework and online resources initially adopted by the police and now being used by all emergency services to enhance wellbeing provision.

Full details of all seminar programmes – all of which will be CPD-accredited – will be published on in the coming months. Emergency services and partner agencies will share their experiences of responding to real incidents in the Lessons Learnt seminar theatre (sponsored by UCLan PROTECT). Following its successful introduction in 2017, the Health & Wellbeing seminar theatre will also return. Speakers will include emergency responders who have experienced mental health challenges, and organisations who are implementing change and offering support. The College of Paramedics is returning to deliver its very popular programme of free 30-minute CPD workshops, which members of the police service are also welcome to attend. Sam Thompson, a forensic paramedic with Kent Police will present a session on rape and sexual assault, looking at the needs of the victims and improving immediate care and long term outcomes for these vulnerable patients. The programme also includes a presentation from custody paramedic Richard Steggall.

With over 400 exhibiting companies and organisations, the impressive indoor and outdoor exhibition is a one-stop shop for sourcing all the latest services and equipment. Visitors will be able to see and touch the latest kit and discuss solutions to their needs with leading suppliers. Exhibiting companies include leading names in first response, communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, body-worn video, medical supplies, drug testing, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment, drones, outsourcing, training, community safety and station facilities.

The organisers are delighted to welcome back key suppliers including 5.11 Tactical UK, BMW Group, Bristol Uniforms, Jaguar Land Rover, Pinnacle Response, Primetech and Vimpex. Companies that will be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show for the first time include Chevin Fleet Solutions, Coverwatch, Dimatex Securite, Headset Services, Horton Motorcycles, In Safe Hands Health and Safety Training Consultancy, Jemca Toyota, Service Dogs UK, SimTrainer UK, Strongmind Resilience Training, Sub Zero Technology and UK ISAR.

In the networking hub of the show, The Collaboration Zone, over 80 emergency services, voluntary groups, charities and NGOs will be sharing details of the support they offer, while members of other partner agencies will be available to discuss co-response and other areas of partnership working.
British APCO, ResilienceDirect, British Transport Police and Police Dependents Trust are among the exhibitors who have already booked stands in this popular area of the exhibition and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary & Fire & Rescue Services will be exhibiting for the first time.

Entry to the exhibition and seminars is free, as is parking. The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network.

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