Latest Technology and Innovation at The Emergency Services Show
The Emergency Services Show (ESS) offers the perfect opportunity for fire and rescue professionals to meet the entire UK emergency services community, as well as to discover innovative technologies, handle the latest kit, share experiences, and exchange best practice.
Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 21-22 September, ESS showcases how technology and innovation are transforming emergency response for first responders and all blue light services.
Free to attend, this year’s Emergency Services Show will be the biggest yet, with more than 450 exhibitors and an expanded floorplan. Visitors have a unique opportunity to source new products and technology from leading names from across the industry. Well-known brands on the exhibition floor include Angloco, Draeger, Emergency One, Excelerate, Flamepro, Ford Motor Company, Hunter Apparel Solutions, Interspiro, MAN Truck & Bus, MSA Safety, PBI Performance Products, PGI Safety, Rosenbauer, Venari, Vimpex and Wolf Safety.
New technology on display will include connected and smart vehicles, satellite communications, GIS and mapping technologies, UAVs/drones, ruggedised mobile computers, tablets and phones, data management and security, wearable tech, connectivity solutions, body-worn cameras, and other video capture systems, as well as the latest hybrid and electric vehicles. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the technology and experience how these solutions can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational response.
Other innovations on show will include the latest protective fabrics, medical equipment, firefighting equipment and rescue tools. Delta Fire will be launching its new Delta DF-7X Variable Foam Branchpipe along with new additions to their Pro-Series branch range. Keela will be displaying its new maternity panel that can be zipped into PPE for wear during pregnancy. Point South will be showcasing the Airstar Sirocco lighting balloons – scene lighting for emergency teams.
Emergency One, Rosenbauer, Terberg, and Volvo Trucks are among manufacturers bringing their latest fire appliances to the show. Angloco will demonstrate its aerial ladder platform and other fire fighting vehicles in the Outside Area. Emergency One will be showing its new fully electric fire vehicle, the E1 EV0 fire appliance, built for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The zero-emission electric vehicle has the same capability and equipment as a diesel model and is the first to feature an innovative all-electric rear drive axle installation. It has a range of approximately 220 miles with an 80% charge, while the optional onboard smart charger provides resilience at protracted incidents.
Other leading vehicle suppliers at the show include Ford Motor Company, Venari, Mercedes Benz Trucks, Volvo Trucks and Yamaha Motor Europe as well as a wide range of chassis manufacturers and specialist vehicle converters including Cartwright Vehicle Conversions and Wilker UK Ltd. Isuzu will be displaying its new pick-up, the All-New Isuzu D-Max.
The Extrication and Trauma Challenges return as an interactive experience for participants and visitors. Hosted by West Midlands Fire Service, the challenges showcase the latest rescue technology and trauma response equipment in action.
The Emerging Technologies Theatre will showcase how fire and rescue services can manage and leverage data and technology more efficiently and effectively. Sessions will include presentations, panel debates and product demonstrations from leading technology experts and emergency services. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will run immersive VR training exercises.
The popular Health & Wellbeing Theatre will address physical and mental health for firefighters. A panel of first responders and experts will share their expertise of mental wellness, health and nutrition, workforce diversity, equality and inclusion, and the latest digital support platforms.
The Lessons Learnt Theatre will include experiences of, and responses to, real-life UK and International incidents and emergencies, ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombing. The focus will be on the key learnings emerging from these real-life events and how to share best practice, ideas, and innovation. In addition, representatives from FIRE AID, The National Fire Chiefs Council and the FIA will discuss their collaboration to support fire and emergency services in Ukraine.
New for 2022, the First Responder Theatre aims to improve the collaboration between the emergency services and security industries and is themed around the actions necessary to optimise emergency services response. With topics including the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 and Martyn’s Law, leading security associations will be presenting key findings and strategies meant to strengthen the relationship between the two sectors.
Entry to The Emergency Services Show and parking at the NEC are both free. The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network.
For free registration to attend, a full exhibitor list, exhibitor product listings and detailed seminar programmes, visit the event website: www.emergencyuk.com.