The Emergency Services Show 2015
Date: 23-24 September 2015
Venue: N.E.C. Birmingham
The voluntary sector is emerging as a key partner in emergency response in the light of austerity cuts. Compared to four years ago there are already 30,000 fewer police with the trend expected to continue under the new government. Never has there been more reason to increase the dialogue and co-operation between the emergency services and the voluntary sector. Something that The Emergency Response Zone (ERZ) at The Emergency Services Show is specifically designed to facilitate.
The emergency response voluntary sector has a substantial resource of trained and skilled people, vehicles, equipment and premises that provide practical and emotional support before, during and after an emergency. This allows the police and other emergency services to concentrate on the immediate needs of a crisis, freeing up vital resource.
Emergency Response Zone exhibitors of particular interest to police visitors include: BAPCO, Care of Police Survivors, College of Policing, Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group, Home Office ESN, Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management, Civil Air Patrol, Police National CBRN Centre, JESIP, MIND, MoD Police, Mountain Rescue, ALSAR, Road Safety GB Academy, National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners, National Ballistics Intelligence Service, RLSS and South Wales Police Driver Training Unit.
John Halfpenny, policing skills trainer, West Mercia and Warwickshire Police described last year’s show as “an invaluable and enjoyable chance to network and appreciate the challenges, strengths and capabilities of partner agencies in the emergency services and support organisations or responders.”
Three free to attend seminar theatres at the show will feature programmes covering collaboration, innovation and training. The full seminar programmes will be published on the show’s website at : www.emergencyuk.com
From uniforms to patrol cars, floodlighting and mobile printers, this year’s Emergency Services Show will feature the most-wanted police kit and services including the latest communications technology from rugged laptops to smartphone apps for secure group messaging. Other emergency services technologies on display will include: radios, command and control systems, vehicle systems, satellite communications, drones/UAVs, maps and navigations systems, wireless technology and recording equipment such as body-worn cameras from companies like Reveal (Stand Q37) that are already being used by 30 of the 42 forces up and down the country.
Reveal body cameras record high quality audio and video that give officers an immediate and exact record of anything they are dealing with. Additionally, unique features such as the front facing screen display footage in real time can have positive effects on the behaviour and conduct of subjects when they are being recorded. The cameras are expected to capture evidence of crimes as they happen and reduce confrontations while enhancing accountability, increasing public confidence and reducing complaints.
The NEC is physically linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network. Parking for visitors and exhibitors is free of charge.
More than 2,500 people have already registered to attend The Emergency Services Show. Register now at www.emergencyuk.com/pin1