Learning and development focus at The Emergency Services Show 2015

6. ESS2015 Excelerate handshakeA new seminar theatre dedicated to training will feature at The Emergency Services Show 2015, which returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 23-24 September. Free to attend, the new seminars will be led by training experts who run specialist courses for emergency services personnel, and will expand the offering of free learning opportunities already available to visitors.

The Emergency Services Show, a growing exhibition for frontline emergency responders, will also feature free seminar programmes on multi-agency working and innovation (successfully launched at the 2014 event), as well as the popular College of Paramedic CPD Workshops. Meanwhile, the indoor and outdoor exhibition will feature over 400 companies and organisations, some of which will run workshops and live demonstrations on their own stands.

6. ESS2015 BenceExhibitors include leading names in training, communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment, fire fighting equipment, search and rescue, extrication, first response, outsourcing, community safety, station facilities, water rescue and medical supplies.

Emergency Response Zone

Aimed at developing relationships and partnerships between the emergency services, and between the emergency services and the voluntary sector, the Emergency Response Zone is a networking focus of the exhibition and will feature many new exhibitors this year, including Fire Brigades Union, Arson Prevention Forum, CFB Risk Management, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and Road Safety GB Academy.

John Halfpenny, Policing Skills Trainer, West Mercia and Warwickshire Police, described last year’s show as, “An invaluable and enjoyable chance to network and appreciate the challenges, strengths and capabilities of partner agencies in the emergency services and support organisations or responders.” While Mark Atton, ERA Head of Defence, described the show as, “a great one stop shop for emergency services capability, intelligence and expertise.”

6. ESS2015 ZollWith something new around every corner, The Emergency Services Show provides a unique opportunity for emergency responders to learn, network and progress their careers. It is also a showcase for the most innovative kit on the market and the very best examples of industry collaboration. “The exhibition halls will be buzzing with knowledge and expertise and we urge officers of all ranks, across all emergency services, to take full advantage,” says Event Director David Brown.

Free parking

The NEC is physically linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network. Parking for visitors and exhibitors is free of charge.

Now in its tenth year, The Emergency Services Show is aimed at anybody involved in emergency response, planning and recovery, including all blue light services, voluntary workers and service providers.

To register for free entry to the exhibition and access to the free seminar sessions please visit www.emergencyuk.com.