Home Safety and Lessons Learnt are two new themes which play a key role in this year’s Emergency Services Show at the NEC, Birmingham, and with a bigger hall and many more features this year, it is clear that exhibitors and visitors are even happier with this even bigger three-day show, which began on Tuesday.
Almost 500 businesses and organisations are onsite at this indoor and outdoor exhibition, showcasing their products and services to the blue light world of business.
The College of Paramedics exhibit area attracts a large crowd every year and this year they are once again providing free 30 minute CPD workshops. The new CPD-accredited Trauma Care Training & Education Zone will feature CPD skills stations and a fully immersive training suite where teams can perform a primary survey under pressure.
Event organisers have included a new aspect to this year’s show called ‘Home Safety’ which runs alongside the Emergency Service Show itself. Home Safety allows emergency services to share ideas and best practices in helping people live safely at home. Equipment on keeping the home safe is also on display.
Another key theme at the show this year is ‘Lessons Learnt’, which provides a free two-day seminar programme focusing on lessons learnt, curated and inspired by JESIP and the National Operational Guidance Programme for the Fire & Rescue Service. Lessons learnt reviews the multi-agency responses to recent incidents, identify the operational challenges and captures positive learning. This area includes a new rescue technique and communication models for improved outcomes in the future.
The Emergency Services Show attracts management, officers and personnel from all services within the entire emergency services spectrum, showcasing equipment, services, ppe and equipment in leading names to the police, fire and ambulance services, the search and rescue, communications, fleet providers and medical sector.