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Emergency Services Show 2013

Emergency response and recovery personnel can now register for free entry to this year’s Emergency Services Show at The NEC, Birmingham on September 25 and 26, 2013. Register now at www.emergencyuk.com/prm

The Emergency Services Show is focused on promoting interoperability and provides visitors with valuable opportunities to learn, network and progress their career development. Entry gives visitors of all ranks access to over 300 exhibiting companies and organisations, as well as workshops, seminars, and live rescue demonstrations.

New for 2013, the organisers will be running seminars covering topics of interest across the emergency services. The free sessions will be in case study format and will be accessible from the exhibition floor.

Meanwhile the College of Paramedics is planning a further series of Continual Professional Development (CPD) sessions, comprising a mix of 30-minute lectures and workshops. Although designed to help paramedics keep abreast of the latest developments affecting professional practice, other emergency, health and care professions including the police and fire service, will also find these sessions beneficial. All attendees will be provided with CPD certificates for inclusion in their portfolios.

The Road Haulage Association is once again organising the Recovery Demonstration that will highlight the skills and professionalism of those in the industry, the equipment available and what it can achieve in the correct hands with the right training.

There will be use made of the Pendigo Lake at the NEC where SARbot UK Underwater Rescue, Norfolk Fire & Rescue, and West Midlands FRS will be running demonstrations of water rescue.

Aimed at developing relationships and partnerships between voluntary organisation and the blue light services, the Emergency Response Zone is a networking focus of the show and will feature around 80 emergency services-related charities and not-for-profits. Among those exhibiting in this area is The Blue Lamp Foundation, a charity established to provide emergency financial aid to help emergency personnel injured in the line of duty. The charity’s PR Director, Sharron Ashurst says: “This will be our first time exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show and we are really looking forward to taking part. Those attending the exhibition are the people who we need to engage with as they are the people that the Foundation has been set up to help and support. I’ve been a visitor to the ESS in in the past and it is a great event, bringing all three emergency services together to showcase best practice and all that is new and cutting edge in the sector.”

The Emergency Services Show provides an opportunity to see, touch and discuss the latest technology, ideas and initiatives focused on improving public safety and assisting all blue light services, voluntary workers and service providers. Exhibitors include leading names in fire fighting equipment, search and rescue, extrication, first response, communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment, outsourcing, training, community safety, station facilities, water rescue and medical supplies.

Now in its eighth year, the event saw an 18 per cent increase in visitors in 2012, prompting organisers to relocate the show to the NEC, Birmingham for 2013. As well as offering greater scope for expansion and indoor and outdoor demonstration space, the NEC is centrally located with excellent transport links to Birmingham International Station, Birmingham Airport and the UK motorway network. Parking for Emergency Services show visitors will be free of charge. The show dates have also been brought forward from November to September to take advantage of longer daylight hours.

For more information on the show including online registration and a live exhibitor list, visit www.emergencyuk.com/prm

The Emergency Services show is organised by Broden Media Limited, publisher of Emergency Services Times magazine.


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