The Emergency Services Show offers the perfect opportunity for fire and rescue professionals to see and handle the latest kit while sharing experiences and exchanging best practice with the entire UK emergency services community. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 21 to 22 September, the event showcases how technology and innovation are transforming emergency response for all blue-light services and first responders.
More than 450 exhibitors will showcase the latest innovations, extensive learning opportunities will be on offer in over 80 free CPD-accredited seminar sessions and visitors can see skill in action as fire and rescue teams from across the UK compete in Extrication and Trauma Challenges.
The Emerging Technologies Theatre will showcase how fire and rescue services can manage and leverage technology more efficiently and effectively. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will run immersive VR training exercises. Paul Christensen, Senior Advisor to the National Fire Chiefs Council and Professor at Newcastle University will examine the risks of RTC EVs to first responders. How the IoT is improving domestic fire safety is the subject of a session presented by Aico UK.
In the Lessons Learnt Theatre, experiences of, and responses to, real-life UK and International incidents and emergencies will be shared, ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombing. Representatives from FIRE AID, The National Fire Chiefs Council and the FIA will discuss their collaboration to support fire and emergency services in Ukraine. Sessions will also examine the impact of the record-breaking summer temperatures.
The popular Health & Wellbeing Theatre will address physical and mental health for firefighters. A panel of first responders and experts will share their expertise of mental wellness, health and nutrition, workforce diversity, equality and inclusion, and the latest digital support platforms, whilst providing key practical takeaways.
New for 2022, the First Responder Theatre aims to improve collaboration between the emergency services and security industries and is themed around the actions necessary to optimise emergency services response. With topics including the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 and Martyn’s Law, leading security associations will be presenting key findings and strategies meant to strengthen the relationship between the two sectors.
Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the technology and experience how the latest innovations can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational response. New technology on display will include emergency vehicles of every type, satellite communications, GIS and mapping technologies, UAVs/drones, ruggedised computers, tablets and phones, data management and security, wearable tech, body-worn cameras, connectivity solutions, the latest medical equipment, protective fabrics, firefighting equipment and rescue tools.
Emergency One, Rosenbauer, Terberg and Volvo Trucks are among manufacturers bringing their latest fire appliances to the show. Emergency One will be showing its new fully electric fire vehicle, the E1 EV0 fire appliance, built for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Allison Transmission will showcase its latest electrified propulsion systems. Angloco will demonstrate its aerial ladder platform and other firefighting vehicles in the Outside Area. Other leading vehicle suppliers at the show include Ford Motor Company, Venari, Mercedes Benz Trucks and Volvo Trucks as well as chassis manufacturers and specialist vehicle converters.
The Extrication and Trauma Challenges return as an interactive experience for participants and visitors. Hosted by West Midlands Fire Service, the challenges showcase the latest rescue technology and trauma response equipment in action. In the Trauma Challenge, teams of two will experience visual and audio inputs from a trauma scenario that has been set up and filmed especially, in an ‘immersive’ tent. In the Extrication Challenge competing teams from across the country will perform extrications from a series of realistic RTC scenarios featuring heavy and complex damage. Both challenges will be judged on best safe working practices, command and control, safety and scene assessment, professional pre-hospital care and expert use of rescue equipment.
Entry to The Emergency Services Show and parking at the NEC are both free. Registration for the event is at www.emergencyuk.com