ESS Exhibitors

Identifying emerging workforce challenges across the emergency services

SFJ Awards has launched its 2023 State of the Workforce Survey to identify critical skills and development shortages at an individual, organisational and systemic level to support the UK government and sector leaders as they plan for the workforce of the future. This is the latest in a series of regular large-scale national surveys to… Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service chooses LifeX to improve 999 call response

The Welsh Ambulance Service has introduced new technology to improve the way it responds to 999 calls. It has invested in LifeX from Frequentis to provide telephony and communications services that help control room dispatchers to better communicate with frontline crews and process information in a more streamlined way. The Trust is the largest ambulance… Read more »

Banish Blue Monday with Blue Light Card feel good discounts

With grey skies, dark mornings and the holiday season firmly in the past, it is no surprise that today is known as Blue Monday, thought to be the most depressing day of the year.  Blue Light Card, the UK’s leading specialist discount service for emergency services, NHS, social care workers and armed forces, has announced… Read more »

Purpose, a new film from Oscar Kilo

Oscar Kilo the National Police Wellbeing Service has developed a new short film and mental health awareness package called ‘Purpose’.   It is part of a package being offered to police forces across the country as a way to create awareness, spark debate and self-reflection.   Purpose is a short but powerful film based on real-life experiences of… Read more »

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service investing in protecting firefighters against contaminants

Dräger has supplied a suite of mechanical cleaning equipment for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s new purpose-built breathing apparatus training centre to deliver consistent levels of equipment disinfection and hygiene. Lancashire’s £4 million training centre, based in Chorley, will provide the latest facilities and training to firefighters in the county. It includes a network of… Read more »

NPCC confirms new Gavin Stephens will be new Chair

Surrey Chief Constable Gavin Stephens has been elected as the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). He will take up his post in April 2023 taking over from Chair Martin Hewitt QPM who will leave step down in March 2023 after serving a four-year term.  The NPCC brings forces across the UK together… Read more »

New hybrid fire appliance for Cranfield Airport

Emergency services specialist, Venari Group – which is exclusively partnered in the UK with Ziegler Group – has announced its contract to supply a UK-first hybrid aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck to Cranfield Airport, which is owned by Cranfield University. Following an 18-month phase of rigorous market research and a subsequent, comprehensive tender process,… Read more »

New charity supports UK’s independent lifeboats

The National Independent Lifeboat Association (NILA) is a new charity established to support the UK’s independent lifeboats – those that are not affiliated with the Royal National Lifeboat Association – and to ensure the preservation and protection of life on the water across the UK. The charity celebrated its launch at The Emergency Services Show…. Read more »