The Emergency Services Show has it all covered

ESS2014 logoThe free-to-attend Emergency Services Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-25 September, is aimed at all emergency services personnel and partnering agencies involved in emergency response, planning and recovery. From cutting-edge equipment and technology to the latest training and techniques, the indoor and outdoor exhibitions, Emergency Response Zone, demos, free seminars and workshops have it all covered.

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For the first time, two free seminar programmes will run at this year’s event. Places will be available on a first come, first served basis in the theatres, which visitors will find conveniently located on the exhibition floor.

The Innovation Seminar programme will cover the latest developments in PPE, wearable technology to improve emergency response and personnel safety, ambulance design, social media and mobile communications.

The Interoperability Seminar programme, developed in partnership with the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP), will include case studies presented by Category 1 and 2 Responders, what the future holds for JESIP, details of multi-agency working, National Occupational Standards and the future role of Local Resilience Forums. The full seminar programmes will be published soon on the official show website.

Dedicated networking area

Ilasco with Keela is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of protective clothing solutions – visit Stand J13.

Ilasco with Keela is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of protective clothing solutions – visit Stand J13.

The promotion of multi-agency working between the key emergency responders and their partner agencies remains the heart of the show, with a dedicated networking area – the Emergency Response Zone, sponsored by Draeger UK – featuring over 80 responding agencies, voluntary sector partners and NGOs.

Focus on Police

From uniforms and body-worn cameras to patrol cars, floodlighting and mobile printers, this year’s Emergency Services Show will feature the most-wanted police kit and services. All ranks of police officers and control room staff are invited to attend to familiarise themselves with the latest equipment and network with other emergency responders.

Among the 400+ exhibitors are some of the most respected training providers in the industry including the College of Policing, the Tactical Training Centre (the nationally approved College of Policing firearms training facility), Training 4 Resilience, Emergency Planning College, Fire Service College, Blue Lamp Afloat, Emergency Response Driver Training, Babcock International and Serco. North Wales Police will also be sharing information about its training facilities.

A wide range of vehicles will be on display from Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd, including the New FJR1300 Pro specification motorcycle – visit Stand OS429.

A wide range of vehicles will be on display from Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd, including the New FJR1300 Pro specification motorcycle – visit Stand OS429.

A road traffic incident will be simulated in the outdoor area where visitors can also meet with the Highways Agency and view the latest innovations from Yamaha, which include the FJR1300 pro specification motorcycle and the Dorset Police VX Patrol ProWC, kitted out with Bluetooth comms, GPS navigation and LED strobe.

Focus on Fire and Rescue

A particular highlight of this year’s Emergency Services Show, which is open to all ranks throughout the fire and rescue service and industrial brigades, will be the first direct UK exhibition stand from the world’s biggest fire appliance and equipment manufacturer – Rosenbauer. Rosenbauer will be proudly showcasing its new UK pumping appliance and demonstrating the latest aerial appliance due for delivery into Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service – the world class Metz L32A XS turntable ladder.

The latest versions of the Rosenbauer equipment and component ranges will also be on view with the market leading PPE, light portable pumps and the Argus Mi-TIC thermal imaging range.

Visitors to the Dräger Stand can look forward to seeing innovative breathing apparatus and mask communication technologies, while Interspiro will be exhibiting its latest respiratory and auxiliary equipment for fire fighting, work in hazardous environments and professional diving.

Ballyclare returns to the show in 2014 after a stunning year of growth and success as a larger company, having acquired the Lion firefighter business in the UK from the LHD Group.

Attention on Bristol Uniforms stand will be on the ICP Technological Refresh programme plus the company’s latest firefighter PPE for structural and wildland fire fighting as well as USAR operations.

Cold Cut Systems will be demonstrating the capabilities of the coldcut™ cobra cutting extinguisher in the outside area, where the Fire Service College’s new Mobile Carbonaceous Training Unit will also be in action.

Find out why HAAGEN ‘s Attack™ Digital Fire Training System will play an important role to enhance the fire suppression training capabilities of the UK’s fire and rescue services and see VectorCommand demonstrating its multi-agency compact incident command unit and a new high tech trailer unit packed with the latest training equipment and assessment software.

DuPont returns to this year’s Emergency Services Show to demonstrate its new outer shell fabric to the firefighter market, DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP, and FlamePro (UK) Ltd will be launching a new firefighter’s suit, which will feature an outer shell of TenCate’s latest PBI® development fabric – Gemini™ XTL. This unique fabric will also be on display on the TenCate Protective Fabrics Stand (H8).

Volvo Trucks offers a vast range of reliable and durable quality commercial vehicle chassis for the fire and rescue services – visit Stand OS414.

Volvo Trucks offers a vast range of reliable and durable quality commercial vehicle chassis for the fire and rescue services – visit Stand OS414.

WH Bence has become one of the market leaders in supplying Type B pumping appliances to the UK fire market and will be unveiling its latest vehicles. Volvo Trucks’ vast range of reliable and durable quality commercial vehicle chassis for the fire and rescue services will also be in display, from the tough, agile, Volvo FL and FE to the highly flexible Volvo FM.

West Midlands Fire Service will be demonstrating its new rescue pumps, developed as part of its strategic review of technical rescue, and its Brigade Response Vehicles (specially converted 4x4s which help to keep standard engines available for higher-risk jobs).

With all emergency and rescue services re-examining how best to coordinate and respond to flooding events, several exhibitors will be exhibiting water rescue craft, all-terrain vehicles, flood barriers and rescue equipment such as wading poles.

Focus on Paramedics

The Edesix VideoBadge – visit Stand Q15.

The Edesix VideoBadge – visit Stand Q15.

All staff levels within the Ambulance Service and private ambulance operators are invited to attend to take advantage of the free training opportunities available at the show and familiarise themselves with the latest solutions in communications, emergency medical care, protective clothing and uniforms, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment and outsourcing.

This year leading emergency medical equipment supplier SP Services (UK) Ltd is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of several new and exclusive products, including the company’s long standing and popular Parabag and Donway ranges. The SP Services stand will feature a host of new product lines and with show only offers, visitors are sure to bag a great deal from one of the leading suppliers of medical, first aid, ambulance paramedic and emergency rescue equipment.

Visitors reviewing their training needs can speak to experts from A4MTS (independently-run ambulance training services) and Amputees in Action a unique agency, working independently to provide the UK’s largest directory of professional amputee actors for emergency training simulations. On the CPDMe stand visitors can find out more about the online portfolio-building service and mobile application, designed for maintaining CPD logs.

Laerdal, the creator of Resusci Anne, will be showing its recent innovations in quality CPR training and defibrillation. The company will also be unveiling its new patient simulator, SimMan 3G Trauma, which is designed to prepare the emergency responder for the realities of trauma care.

Lewis’s Medical Supplies will be demonstrating the new FAST Responder IO (Intraosseous) device, Martek will be introducing the new Defibtech Lifeline PRO 3-Lead Defibrillator and PROACT will be showcasing the IntuBrite Video Laryngoscope System.

Prometheus will be displaying products including the Russell Chest Seal™, an emergency chest seal with integrated valve for open chest wounds, and the Prometheus Pelvic Splint, a one size fits all splint for the reduction and stabilisation of pelvic injuries.

Finally, be sure to visit ZOLL to participate in the company’s infamous CPR Challenge competition.


The College of Paramedics will be running a series of free Continual Professional Development (CPD) session), comprising a mix of 30-minute lectures and workshops. Topics covered will include burns, paediatric assessment, mental health, emergency childbirth, stepwise to airway management and paediatric ALS. All attendees will be provided with CPD certificates for inclusion in their portfolios.

Emergency Response Zone exhibitors include: Unison, Independent Ambulance Association, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), British Red Cross, National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), Public Health England, SADS UK, NASFAT, Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund, Ambulance Service Institute, BASICS, National Cycle Response Group, British Association for Public Safety Communication Officials, British Association for Women in Policing, Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management, Metropolitan Police Service, National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners, National Association of Chaplains to the Police, National Ballistics Intelligence Service, Police National Search Centre and The Prince’s Trust, International Police Association, Civil Air Patrol, Home Office ESMCP, Highways Agency, AA Special Operations, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, CFOA National Resilience, Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation, Environment Agency, Met Office, Government Decontamination Services, London Fire Brigade – National Operations Guidance Programme, Rail Industry Fire Association, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Road Haulage Association, Fire Fighters Charity, Fire Officers Association, Fire Brigades Union, Institution of Fire Engineers, British Fire Services Association.

Seminar Highlights:

  • Inspector Tony Price, Leicestershire Police on Mobile Technology. Malcolm Peattie, Specialist Advisor at the Police CBRN Centre on Next Generation CBRN PPE.
  • Matthew Wroughton, West Midlands Fire Service on 999Eye, a smartphone solution, enabling 999 callers to stream live footage into control rooms at point of call, highlighting key information about an incident.
  • Janet McAvennie of the Highways Agency on the CLEAR Initiative (Collision, Lead, Evaluate, Act, Re-open).
  • David Frodsham, Product Specialist at WL Gore & Associates on Balancing Thermal Protection and Heat Stress in Firefighter PPE.

Getting there:

  • Physically linked to Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International Station
  • 25{b782e6485bad54f4d4eef610261c499b39e6ceae36370d8b5dbb547d38ca2d22} discount for visitors using Virgin Trains (more details sent on Registration)
  • Direct Access to UK motorway network
  • No parking costs – free parking thanks to Emergency Services Times magazine

Register today

To register visit the show website and click on ‘Register Now’.