Find out how the UK’s fire and rescue services have been responding to new demands with tighter budgets by visiting The Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK this September.
Open to all ranks throughout the fire and rescue service and industrial brigades, including overseas visitors the two-day event (24th and 25th September) offers live demonstrations, free workshops and an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge equipment, vehicles and technology from around the world.
Stepping Up to New Challenges
Faced with austerity cuts and a need for greater co-operation, the landscape of emergency services is changing. Overseas visitors to The Emergency Services Show can find out how the UK’s fire and rescue crews have been stepping up to the new challenges which include increasingly unpredictable acts of terrorism and some of the most devastating storms and floods in its history. Several exhibitors will be exhibiting water rescue craft, all-terrain vehicles, flood barriers and rescue equipment and visitors can meet with search and rescue organisations in the new UK SAR Zone.
Reducing House Fires
Those attending The Emergency Services Show will also gain an insight into how the UK is dealing with fire prevention to drive down house fires. Fire and rescue teams for example are increasingly using software to help identify trends, patterns and problem areas as to where fires are likely to occur and as a result intelligence-led response will feature strongly around the exhibition.
PPE Covered in Free Seminars
Visitors can see first-hand how developments in technology and communications are empowering fire and rescue personnel to do their jobs better in the Innovation & Technology seminar theatre. David Frodsham, Product Specialist at W.L. Gore & Associates will present a session on Balancing Thermal Protection and Heat Stress in Firefighter PPE and Malcolm Peattie, Specialist Advisor at the Police CBRN Centre will present on Next Generation CBRN PPE. Other free seminars will cover the latest developments in Body Worn Video (BWV), social media and mobile communications.
Meanwhile the Interoperability & Collaboration seminars, developed in partnership with the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP), will include case studies presented by category 1 and 2 responders who have worked together attending major incidents.
Global Brands Exhibiting
Panasonic Toughbook is showcasing a number of its Toughbook and Toughpad devices, Draeger UK will be showcasing the HPS 7000 helmet (winner of one of the prestigious iF Product Design Awards 2014) and Mercedes-Benz will be showcasing the Unimog which features tough, rugged design, powerful low-emission engines, exceptional on & off-road performance and the ability to get crew and their equipment right to the heart of an incident.
Visitors to the Bluecher Group stand can find out more about its SARATOGA® brand protective suits and systems which are in-service in over 40 countries and used by professionals confronted with real CBRN hazards every single day.
Other global brands exhibiting include Godiva, Interspiro, Bristol Uniforms, Ferno, Excelerate, WL Gore, Scott Safety, Serco Fire, Babcock International, Rosenbauer, Jaguar Land Rover, ISG Thermal Imaging, Amdac-Carmichael and SP Services.
Visitors attending The Emergency Services Show can share best practice and experiences with fire and rescue services across the world as well as network with other bluelight services and agencies. The Emergency Response Zone sponsored by Draeger UK will feature over 80 secondary responders, voluntary sector partners and NGOs including the British Red Cross, CFOA National Resilience, Defence Fire Risk Management, Government Decontamination Services, Rail Industry Fire Association, The Environment Agency, AA Special Operations and the Flood Forecasting Centre.
The NEC is physically linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network. Parking for visitors and exhibitors will remain free of charge.
To register and to see the full seminar programmes visit www.emergencyuk.com