Emergency Services Show to host significant summit discussing key lessons in emergency service professionalism

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In a pivotal gathering set for this September, the Lessons Learned Leaders’ Summit offers insights from prominent industry figures.

Taking place from 19-20 September at the NEC in Birmingham, the summit stands out as a highlight among several seminars at this year’s co-located Emergency Services Show and Emergency Tech Show.

Leaders share insights from the past year

Designed for leaders across all emergency services and affiliated agencies, the Summit offers an in-depth analysis of notable events from the past year.

The two-day event focuses on essential learnings and insights.

Key figures, including two patrons of Women in the Fire Service, Dany Cotton, Retired Commissioner for London Fire Brigade, and Alex Johnson, Retired Chief Fire Officer for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, will discuss: “Is Fire & Rescue having its #MeToo moment?”

Broad range of topics at the Emergency Services Show

In addition to these discussions, attendees can anticipate a wide variety of subjects.

Catherine Levin, editor of Emergency Services Times, will chair the Summit, covering topics ranging from specific incident reports and whistleblowing to a cross-sector approach to human trafficking.

Representatives from HS2 and ALIGN, in collaboration with Keith Harland, Group Commander at Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue, and Wesley Routledge, Resilience Manager at East of England Ambulance Service, will focus on multi-agency plans and insights from the HS2 rail programme under the session title “Learning along the line.”

Embracing the shift to a more professional emergency service

Another engaging session titled “Aren’t we already professionals?” features discussions by Peter Murphy, Professor of Public Policy and Management at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, and Leo McCann, Professor of Management at School for Business and Society, University of York. The pair will delve into the evolving professionalism in emergency services, exploring its practical implications and policy drivers.

A tech-oriented approach in emergency services

The new Emergency Tech Keynote seminar programme will see attendees engaging with thought leaders on the unique challenges posed by the growing technological orientation of emergency services.

These CPD-accredited sessions promise to deliver both valuable insights and practical guidance.

For those interested, registration details and additional information about the Emergency Services Show 2023 are available.

Information about the Emergency Tech Show 2023 can be accessed at www.emergencytechshow.com.

IFSJ Comment

The Emergency Services Show’s focus on learning from past experiences and evolving professionalism marks a significant shift in the sector.

The diverse range of topics, from the #MeToo moment in Fire & Rescue to technological advancements, underscores the event’s relevance.

It highlights the industry’s commitment to continuous growth, understanding, and enhancement in serving communities better.

International Fire and Safety Journal will be at the Emergency Services Show on 19-20 September positioned at Hall 5/L186 – stop by to pick up a free copy of the latest issue and meet with a member of the team!

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