The Emergency Services Show takes place on the 25 and 26 September at the NEC, Birmingham, and brings key training institutions and equipment providers together. It also provides free onsite training opportunities in first aid, water and roadside rescue.
The growing exhibition for emergency responders has attracted the most respected training providers in the industry, including The Serco Combined Resilience Team, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Training Academy, Durham Constabulary’s nationally approved (College of Policing) firearms training facility, the Tactical Training Centre, and the NHS Ambulance Service First Aid Training consortia (NASFAT).
Free workshops on offer at the show include 30-minute Continual Professional Development (CPD) sessions run by the College of Paramedics, covering a range of topics from advanced life support to breech birth emergencies. 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 find these sessions equally beneficial. All attendees will be provided with CPD certificates for inclusion in their portfolios. Physio Control will also be running educational sessions on resuscitation and emergency care.
Healthcare professionals visiting the CPDme stand can sign up for 12 months free membership of the online portfolio-building service, designed for maintaining CPD logs. They will also receive a free download of the new CPDme APP which enables users to build a print ready portfolio as well as search, find and book development courses, conferences and training right from their mobile or hand held device.
Fire and Rescue Services are invited to attend the recovery demonstrations organised by The Road Haulage (RHA) Association who have also joined forces with the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) to produce a DVD raising awareness of livestock transportation incidents and the key issues facing emergency responders. Copies of the DVD, which includes case studies from fire and rescue service personnel and a large animal veterinarian, will be available to visitors at The Emergency Services Show.
The nationally-adopted six phase HGV rescue approach will be demonstrated on the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service stand, using the The Ex-Tractor, an HGV “transformer.” Meanwhile CFOA CNR, SARbot UK Underwater Rescue, Norfolk Fire & Rescue Diving Team, and West Midlands Fire & Rescue will be running demonstrations of water rescue in the Pendigo Lake at the NEC.
The Environment Agency will be attending this year’s Emergency Services Show to provide up to date information on the environmental impacts of fire fighting foam, air quality monitoring in major incidents, flood incident management and to demonstrate pollution protection equipment.
Many training equipment providers are also exhibiting including training manikin manufacturer, Ruth Lee. Visitors to the stand can see demonstrations of its new handcuff training manikin (developed following an enquiry from the personal safety training team at Sussex Police) and the new body recovery manikin aimed at police underwater search and recovery teams.
The Emergency Services Show will feature over 350 companies showcasing the latest technology and initiatives focused on improving public safety and assisting all blue light services, voluntary workers and service providers.
“Nothing compares to physically handling new equipment and seeing how it can be used to its full potential. Keeping informed of the latest kit developments – including those that you may see other blue light services using when they attend incidents – is key to improved multi-agency working and should be part of every service’s training programme,” says event director for The Emergency Services Show, David Brown.
For more information on the show including online registration, details of free workshops and a full exhibitor list, please visit www.emergencyuk.com/pr11