ESS Exhibitors

Dräger launches connected multi-gas detector

Dräger has launched a mobile gas detector, the X-am 2800 which connects with Dräger’s Gas Detection Connect cloud solution, to automate the real-time sharing of live data regarding gases firefighters are exposed to in emergency situations. Users can choose from sensors for flammable gases and vapours, as well as oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, nitrogen… Read more »

Survitec launch new rescue boat

Survitec has introduced a new lightweight design inflatable rescue boat capable of rapid single-point inflation to meet the unique demands of waterborne search and rescue operations by the emergency services. The Survitec 420 GP/GPM FR (Fast Rescue) boat was unveiled at The Emergency Services Show. Based on military-grade technology, the seven-person boat is unique in… Read more »

Cornwall FRS lands second Unimog

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has invested in a second Mercedes-Benz Unimog to extend their ‘go anywhere’ capability and respond to a wide range of incidents. The Unimog transports mission-specific pods, each one packed with specialist equipment, which allows the service to respond to wildfires, floods and other incidents across the county. Mercedes-Benz showed the… Read more »

MLL Telecom to showcase network services capabilities

MLL Telecom will be exhibiting for the first time at The Emergency Services Show to showcase its comprehensive managed network service capabilities for emergency services and public safety. These encompass full fibre network upgrades and deployments as well as managed secure WAN, SDWAN, UC, Wi-Fi, Cloud Infrastructure and Firewall Security solutions. MLL designs and manages reliable… Read more »

The Emergency Services Show returns this week

The wait is almost over!  The Emergency Services Show will feature a unique range of seminars, the latest and innovative products and solutions, CPD accredited content, and a host of networking opportunities. The doors will open on Wednesday 21 September at 0900 at the NEC in Birmingham. It is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light… Read more »

Can we afford to ignore the animal issue?

The British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) provides effective role specific solutions to organisations whose teams encounter animals in the course of their duties, but who else might benefit from exploring these unique workplace risks? Words: Jim Green, Director of Operations, BARTA We work with a range of response organisations, including fire and… Read more »

Protect our communities, our planet and our future

We need our world to be sustainable into the future. The work of the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) Sustainability, Climate Change and Environment group is to ensure that the fire and rescue sector supports sustainable, safe communities.  Words: Ben Brook, Chief Fire Officer, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Climate change is a leadership challenge… Read more »

The police need the right skills to tackle harm and crime in changing world

The world around policing is changing dramatically, such that our police institutions are no longer a match for the challenges they face. It is no exaggeration to say that globalisation and technology are currently transforming our economy and society as profoundly as the industrial revolution and urbanisation did in Sir Robert Peel’s time. Words: Dr… Read more »

From starting line to finishing line: delivering a safe and secure Commonwealth Games

The multi-venue Commonwealth Games was the largest event in which West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has ever been involved. More than three years’ planning and collaboration with partners culminated in a packed programme of world-class sport, broadcast to a global audience from 28 July to 8 August. Words: Phil Loach, Chief Fire Officer, West Midlands… Read more »

Policing the Glastonbury Festival

Mark Nicholson oversees police operations for the Glastonbury Festival. I have never been, but I was intrigued. He agreed to tell me all about it and he should know, after all, he’s been to a great many of them over the last thirty years. Words: Catherine Levin, Editor, Emergency Services Times Mark Nicholson is an… Read more »