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Emergency Services Show 2017 will be the biggest show yet

by Marcus
Emergency Services Show 2017 will be the biggest show yet

What it’s all about

Taking place 20th to 21st September at the NEC Birmingham (Hall 5), the Emergency Services Show 2017 will be the biggest show yet.  The Emergency Services Show is the only UK event for all emergency responders.  Held annually, it is the event for all emergency services personnel, and brings the sector together with the single aim of improving public safety. The show reflects the importance the services are placing on finding new ways of working together for the mutual benefit of the individual organisations involved and for the benefit of the public they all serve.

The Emergency Services Show is a marketplace for an emergency services industry looking to drive efficiencies through collaboration.

The first show was held in 2006 at The Royal Horticultural Halls in London with just 90 exhibitors and 1,000 visitors. The show grew and moved to Stoneleigh Park where it was held from 2007 to 2012. The requirement for more space took the event to the NEC in Birmingham from 2013, moving last year to Hall 5, the NEC’s most prestigious event space. With 450 exhibitors and a 10% increase on visitors to the 2016 event, The Emergency Services Show 2017 will be the biggest show yet from organisers Broden Media.

The impressive indoor and outdoor exhibition is a one-stop shop for sourcing all the latest services and equipment required for emergency response and keeping the public safe from threats such as floods, road traffic accidents and terrorist attacks.

The Emergency Services Show 2017 will be biggest show yet

Exhibiting Companies

Exhibiting companies include leading names in search and rescue, extrication, communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment, outsourcing, training, community safety, and water rescue.

The event also presents the ideal opportunity for procurement officers to meet, network and collaborate with colleagues within the emergency services, government departments and voluntary sector partners and NGOs.


The Show is a trade event dedicated to anyone who works in the emergency services.  Last year over 6,000 visitors attended the show over its two days.

Personnel from the Police, Fire, Ambulance services, first responders, voluntary workers, search and rescue individuals all attend this great events.   If you help others, you should be at The Emergency Services Show.

The show is an industry only event, and is therefore not open to the general public, and visitors under the age of 18 are not permitted

The Collaboration Zone exhibitors

The Emergency Services Show has always worked with and promoted the services that charities, voluntary groups and NGO’s can offer the blue-light services. The Collaboration Zone within The Emergency Services Show does just that.  This year over 80 groups and charities who offer crucial support to the emergency services will be attending the event.

Free Seminars

There are free cpd accredited sessions running throughout the show for all visitors, and Health and Well-being, Innovations and Road Safety Theatre sessions.  There are a range of topics being covered at this years events and some of these include; the lessons learned from the London incidents, the bluelight air support programme, the latest developments in robotics for the emergency services and workplace well-being in the emergency services to name just a few.

Two great challenges from the WMFS

This year there are two great challenges being held.  The West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) will hold their annual First Aid and Trauma Challenge. This will be the first time the event has been hosted outside of a brigade venue and an exciting new exciting dimension has also been introduced to make the scenarios more realistic and interactive.

The Emergency Services Show 2017 will be the biggest show yet

Competing teams will experience visual and audio from an actual incident that has been set up and filmed specifically for the scenario in an Educational Immersive Tent. WMFS Casualty Simulation Group will be providing casualties with realistic make-up and prosthetics. Their knowledge of first aid and trauma, combined with their understanding of excellent patient care, will give teams competing the challenge a full and completely realistic experience. You can see the action on Stand EC15.


The second challenge is a realistic and exciting Extrication Challenge. The Challenge will provide an arena for some of the UK’s best rescue personnel to come together and develop their proficiency levels in all areas of road traffic collision rescue but specifically in:

  • Incident Command & Control
  • Safety & Scene Assessment
  • Extrication
  • Professional Pre-Hospital Care
  • Expert use of Rescue equipment

The ethos of the challenge is not merely to win the event but to greatly improve the skills of firefighters in order that they are better able to deliver a more professional service to our communities for operational response in the real world.

The Emergency Services Show 2017 will be the biggest show yet

Supported and judged by the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO), the scenarios will consist of one of the following RTC crash scenes:

  • Car on its wheels
  • Car on its side
  • Car on its roof

Vehicles will have heavy and complex damage (simulating a significant RTC) along with a ‘live’ casualty trapped inside. There will also be other vehicles or props in the vicinity in order to make the scenarios more realistic. Competing teams/crews from various UK fire services are allocated 20 minutes from arrival on these simulated crash scenes to complete as much of the scenario as is safely possible for them to do.

Scenarios will be cordoned off, however spectators will have the opportunity to get close up to the action which will be just a few metres from the simulation.


For more information on the event or to register, visit: https://www.emergencyuk.com/welcome

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