Fire and rescue personnel and industrial brigades from around the world are invited to this year’s free-to-attend Emergency Services Show. Returning to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017, the growing event gives visitors access to the very best expertise, training, technology, kit and support networks to prepare for future incidents including terrorist attacks, road traffic accidents and natural disasters.
Recognising the growing interest from abroad in the British fire protection and fire safety excellence, The Emergency Services Show has this year secured the support of the Joint International Fire Board (JIFB) and will work closely with them to develop overseas opportunities.
In The Learning Zone, fire and rescue services and partner agencies will share their experiences of responding to real incidents including the recent gas explosion in Wirral (North West England).
Meanwhile, a new seminar theatre dedicated to health and wellbeing will include an update on the blue light wellbeing framework for all emergency services being developed by The College of Policing in conjunction with Public Health England.
Around the indoor and outdoor exhibition visitors will be able to see and handle the latest kit and discuss their needs with over 400 suppliers. In the networking hub of the show, The Collaboration Zone, over 80 voluntary groups, charities and NGOs will be sharing details of the support they offer.
Many exhibitors will be demonstrating solutions and technology on their stands and water rescue demonstrations will take place on the Pendigo Lake outside the exhibition hall.
Within a new Road Safety feature on the exhibition floor, teams of firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service will compete with other brigades across the UK to extricate casualties from two car wreckages using the latest kit and rescue techniques. A Medical and Trauma Challenge will also take place in an “immersive environment” tent.
Entry to the exhibition and seminars, as well as parking, is free. The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network.
To register for free entry visit www.emergencyuk.com