The Emergency Services Show

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The Emergency Services Show, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham, 18-19 September 2019

The annual event, which is free to attend, offers a unique opportunity for serving and retired police officers of every rank to broaden their knowledge and build valuable contacts with the entire emergency services community.

Free CPD-accredited seminars run throughout the two-day event while around the indoor and outdoor exhibition visitors will be able to network and discover career opportunities with over 450 businesses, organisations, emergency services and partner agencies. 

Those of particular interest to Police Resettlement readers include:
• Highways England
• Environment Agency
• British Transport Police
• Immigration Enforcement and Law Enforcement Engagement
• Ministry of Justice
• Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services

In the networking hub of the show, The Collaboration Zone, visitors can also meet with a range of charities, voluntary groups and NGOs which can offer practical, emotional and sometimes financial support.

Many are also looking for trustees, patrons and volunteers. These include:
• Police Care UK
• Disabled Police Association
• Emergency Support Services
• Oscar Kilo – who have recently launched the National Police Wellbeing Service
• British Association for Women in Policing
• PTSD999
• Search and Rescue and disaster-aid charities such as SPEAR

Birmingham City University, Coventry University (School of Energy, Construction and Environment), and University of Wolverhampton will all be on hand to discuss the different programmes and qualifications they offer. 

Andrew Bentley, Technical Support Officer, South Yorkshire Police who attended the show in 2018 described it as: “an excellent learning, development and networking opportunity for those who want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in policing and our partner emergency services. 

Health and Wellbeing
Mental health is set to be a big topic at this year’s event which features a dedicated Health & Wellbeing seminar theatre. The British Red Cross will give an update on its Resilient Responders Programme which aims to build individual and team resilience through a range of psychosocial support and interventions. Oscar Kilo will be updating visitors on its National Police Wellbeing Service and talking about the “wellbeing van” it is bringing to the show. Devon and Cornwall Police will share details of the “surfing therapy” for treating mental health conditions in the police. There will also be sessions on PTSD, men’s mental health and control room staff.

First Aid Skills
The College of Paramedics will also host its well-attended CPD training sessions aimed at first responders from across all emergency services, on both days of the event.

Showcase of Leading Names
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. Many of these companies employ former police officers as consultants. Your expertise is valuable to them.

Getting there
Entry to the exhibition and seminars, as well as parking, remains free. The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is accessible from the UK motorway network. To register for free entry visit www.emergencyuk.com

Start Building Your Networks Today
Nothing beats meeting people face-to-face but if you want to start building your networks and expanding your learning today you can join The Emergency Services Show LinkedIn Group on https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3216983/

The organisers of The Emergency Services Show also publish Emergency Services Times. Register once using this link and receive all future issues, free of charge: www.tinyurl.com/y5e6ctey

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