Innovation to take centre stage at 2023 Emergency Services Show


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The Emergency Services Show (ESS) returns on 19-20 September 2023 with an important focus on the latest developments and technologies crucial to the fire and safety industry. The show is set to host professionals and leaders from all emergency services at the NEC, Birmingham. Registration for this major event is now open at

This year’s event will take place in Halls 4 and 5, co-located with the newly introduced Emergency Tech Show. The Tech Show is expected to bring to the fore new technological advancements and solutions including digital transformation tools, control room solutions, and use of AI for predictive emergency response and resource allocation, all of which are of considerable interest to fire and safety professionals.

“The pace of innovation and change for today’s emergency services is truly impressive,” says Event Director David Brown. “There is no better place to discover the latest new equipment, resources, methods, and practices than The Emergency Services Show.”

Leading brands in attendance

With over 550 leading brands in attendance, the event promises to offer an opportunity to explore new products and technology from renowned names such as Dräger, Stryker, Venari, GoodSAM, Ramco UK, SAAB, YPO, Vimpex, Excelerate, Dataminr, Sure Antennas, Emergency One, and many more.

The 2023 edition of the show introduces a new segment, the Road Safety Zone. This dedicated focus area will address significant emerging issues for the sector, particularly the challenges associated with incidents involving electric vehicles (EVs), including battery fires. West Midlands Fire Service will host the Extrication and Trauma Challenges, providing live demonstrations of the latest technology and equipment in action.

The Resilience and Recovery Theatre and networking lounge, hosted by the Emergency Planning Society, will focus on resilience planning, preparedness, and recovery. “Resilience and preparedness have never been more important for our emergency services after recent events,” says David Brown.

Seminar programme

The ESS seminar programme will feature an impressive lineup of speakers offering valuable insights, practical guidance, and continuing professional development (CPD) accredited sessions. The Policing Theatre at ESS will align with the objectives outlined in the Strategic Policing Board’s recently published Policing Vision 2030 statement.

The College of Paramedics will conduct 30-minute CPD workshops aimed at paramedics of all experience levels, providing practical knowledge and skill enhancement opportunities.

The Lessons Learned Leaders’ Summit, another major highlight, will cover important learnings from significant past events. Furthermore, the Health & Wellbeing Theatre will address physical and mental health challenges faced by emergency responders.

A revamped Collaboration Zone will host emergency services, voluntary groups, charities, and NGOs to promote co-response and partnership initiatives. The event will also offer extensive networking opportunities, culminating in networking drinks on the first day in the Hall 5 Networking Café.

How to register for the Emergency Services Show

Visit to register for the Emergency Services Show 2023. Entry and parking at the NEC are both free, and the venue is conveniently connected to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport.

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