Lessons Learnt from past incidents and the move from response to prevention will be key themes at this year’s Emergency Services Show which takes place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 21-22 September 2016. Fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world are invited to attend the free event to share best practice with other responders, try out the latest equipment and prepare for future incidents including terrorist attacks, road traffic accidents and natural disasters.
Lessons Learnt Seminars
This year the show will offer a free two-day seminar programme focusing on lessons learnt. It will include case studies of successful collaborations between the UK’s emergency services and sessions on training, flooding, communicating with the public through social media, risk management, organisational learning and operational response. Additional free seminars will cover innovations in Information & Communications Technology and Personal Protective Equipment.
Exercise Unified Response
On the London Fire Brigade stand visitors can find out more about the Exercise Unified Response (EUR) they staged earlier in the year, believed to be one of the largest and most complex emergency services exercises ever held in the UK and possibly Europe. It was partially sponsored by the EU and involved 70 organisations from across the UK as well as teams from Italy, Hungary and Cyprus.
As well as showcasing drone suppliers, the new Drone Zone will bring together industry specialists and end-users in the emergency services who will be making presentations on UAV technology and sharing their experiences with delegates. The programme includes presentations on risk management, privacy, security implications and regulations.
Home Safety 2016
Home Safety 2016 is an exciting new show running alongside The Emergency Services Show 2016 that is already generating a lot of interest. Event Director David Brown explains why: “Emergency Services Show exhibitors, such as Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, are breaking new ground with health-related partnerships. Fire and health are natural partners in both prevention and response and co-responding is becoming increasingly common across the UK.”
Within Home Safety 2016, emergency services will be sharing how they are collaborating to deliver a joined up approach to helping people live safely in their homes, and equipment suppliers will showcase the very best specialist equipment the market has to offer for the safe home.
Live Demos and workshops
Several exhibitors are planning live demonstrations of equipment and rescue techniques. Harken Industrial’s Technical Team for example will be demonstrating the operational features of the PowerSeat man riding winch, by hoisting a person to the ceiling of the exhibition hall and back down again. Water rescue demonstrations are planned for the Pendigo Lake, adjacent to our outdoor exhibition area outside Hall 5.
Other features planned for this year’s event include the popular College of Paramedic CPD Workshops.
Speak to Suppliers
Leading names confirmed in the impressive indoor and outdoor exhibition include Bristol Uniforms, PBI Performance, Draeger, Holmatro, Weber Rescue, Emergency One/Clan Tools & Plant, Ferno, Openhouse Products, Physio-Control, Scott Safety and Interspiro.
Visitors with an interest in vehicles will find leading names such as Mercedes-Benz Vans, BMW, Volvo Emergency Services Cars, Volvo Trucks and Terberg DTS as well as Incident Command Units and welfare units, all types of in and on-vehicle ancillary equipment, including communications and IT, from providers like Primetech and Excelerate Technology.
Valuable Opportunity to Network and Form New Partnerships
Aimed at developing partnerships between voluntary organisations, non-governmental organisations and fire and rescue services, The Collaboration Zone is a networking focus of the exhibition. It incorporates the UK SAR Zone where visitors can meet with Mountain Rescue England and Wales, HM Coastguard and British Cave Rescue Council.
Entry to the exhibition and seminars is free. The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and directly accessible from the UK motorway network. Parking for visitors and exhibitors is free of charge.
For more information, go to www.emergencyuk.com