The Emergency Services Show: Where technology meets emergency response

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From the Lessons Learned Leaders Summit to the Innovation Theatre, there’s a wealth of insight on offer at The Emergency Services Show 2023

The Emergency Services Show 2023 is among the most eagerly awaited events in the calendar for emergency professionals.

This annual exhibition gathers thousands of professionals from all blue light services, renowned industry speakers, and experts from around the globe to exchange ideas, demonstrate innovative products and services, and engage in comprehensive training and educational sessions.

The 2023 show will take place on 19-20 September at the NEC in Birmingham.

With over 16,000 industry professionals expected, The Emergency Services Show offers an incredible opportunity for attendees to foster strong industry relationships, learn from other departments about their challenges, and bring back new insights to their organisations.

The event features engaging hands-on training sessions and pre-conference workshops.

Conference sessions across several theatres will be presented by esteemed industry experts introducing new areas of interest within the emergency services, as well as updated content on vital topics.

Attendees can gain insights about the latest tactics, techniques, and technologies designed to elevate their expertise.

The Emergency Services Show 2023 also boasts special events, including the Lessons Learned Leaders Summit, which provides a platform for sharing valuable experiences from significant events, and the Innovation Theatre, an exhibiting destination for the latest tech enabling a more efficient, effective, and life-saving blue light sector.

The European region is projected to dominate the emergency technology market at the event.

The exhibition will highlight advancements in technology for emergency services, such as AI-powered and IoT-enabled communication systems.

With its focus on learning, sharing, and innovation, The Emergency Services Show 2023 is an unmissable event for anyone involved in the emergency services industry.

Learn, engage, network

This show offers a range of free-to-attend seminar sessions and workshops, with over 90 CPD-accredited sessions across six theatres: the Lessons Learned Leaders’ Summit, Innovation Theatre, Resilience & Recovery Theatre, Policing Conference, Health & Wellbeing Theatre, and the College of Paramedics Theatre.

Attendees can witness live demonstrations that breathe life into the latest products and solutions.

Beyond the world-class exhibition and learning opportunities, networking is a key pillar of the Emergency Services Show.

The event brings together professionals from police, ambulance, fire & rescue, search & rescue, and voluntary sectors.

It offers an ideal platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing, thereby redefining the future of the field.

The Networking Party at the end of day one and the Networking Café at the centre of the show provide great opportunities for informal interactions.

For an elevated networking experience, an exclusive VIP Lounge is also available by invitation.

The Emergency Services Show 2023 is not just an exhibition; it’s an opportunity to improve the safety and security of the public by enhancing the capabilities and connections within the blue light sector.

With over 10,000 products and solutions on display, 16,000+ visitors, and more than 500 leading exhibitors, it is the ultimate event for anyone working or involved in the emergency services sector.

The Emergency Services Show: Shaping future leaders and innovators

ESS will provide unparalleled learning opportunities, from delving into vital lessons from significant incidents over the past year, to unveiling future life-saving technologies.

As a unique feature of this year’s show, the Lessons Learned Leaders Summit will take centre stage.

This forum is designed specifically for leaders within all emergency services and associated agencies.

The summit aims to delve into the valuable lessons drawn from significant incidents over the past year.

With a broad range of relevant topics to all blue light services, attendees will be engaged in discussions about the importance of diversity in leadership, how to sustain review recommendations, insights from specific incident reports like the Manchester Arena attack, and strategies to address challenges like ambulance handover delays.

Simultaneously, the Innovation Theatre will provide an extensive overview of the areas of equipment and life-saving techniques on display at the Emergency Services Show.

It will encompass everything from PPE to medical equipment, vehicles, training, operational kit, and communications technologies.

Attendees will also be privy to exciting revelations about the future of emergency services, such as the digital ambulance of the future and advances in automatic external defibrillation technology.

Building resilience and recovery skills

Marking the 30th anniversary of the Emergency Planning Society, the Resilience & Recovery Theatre will be introduced for the first time.

It will offer an agenda aligned with the government’s Resilience Framework document.

This includes a commitment to developing a new Resilience Academy, a ‘reinvigorated’ national exercising programme to test preparedness throughout the resilience system, and the introduction of a new system of Emergency Alerts in 2023.

The Resilience & Recovery Theatre will host several expert speakers who will share best practices, discuss the importance of emergency preparedness, and outline key strategies to mitigate impacts.

Notable sessions include “Crisis comms and culture: where to start”, which examines the challenges of reputational management, and “Delivering a modern, competency framework in a multi-agency Local Resilience Forum”, offering insights into the development of comprehensive programmes that bolster confidence in Local Resilience Forums.

Other compelling sessions feature in-depth discussions on topics such as the role of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch in responding to commercial wide-body aircraft accidents, the design and delivery of the Resilience and Emergencies Professional (REP) degree apprenticeship, and the role of the private sector in resilience planning.

The agenda also presents a host of expert-led sessions scheduled for the following day.

Sessions such as “Culture, reputation, and handling media scrutiny” explore preventative steps to identify behavioural issues that could risk the services’ reputation.

Meanwhile, sessions like “Engaging communities through emergency contact hubs” highlight the pivotal role of community-owned and operated hubs in an emergency.

With a lineup of engaging speakers and insightful sessions, the Emergency Services Show 2023 is geared to provide an exceptional learning experience for those within the emergency services sector, advancing their professional development and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of emergency response and resilience.

The Emergency Tech Show

As the emergency services field evolves, so does the technology that supports it.

A new addition to the Emergency Services Show 2023 is the new co-located Emergency Tech Show.

This segment promises to unveil the most cutting-edge developments in emergency service technologies and highlight the innovations that are shaping the future of the sector.

A primary focus of the Emergency Tech Show is on digital advancements that have the potential to revolutionise emergency response and management.

These include digital communication technologies, advanced medical devices, enhanced PPE, and state-of-the-art training tools.

The objective is to demonstrate how technology can facilitate more efficient, effective, and life-saving responses within the ‘blue light’ sector.

Of particular interest is the much-anticipated launch of the ‘digital ambulance of the future’.

As emergency response services increasingly rely on digital technology, this showcase will provide a glimpse into how this trend will be reflected in the core tools and vehicles used in the field.

In addition, the Emergency Tech Show will highlight significant strides in the development of automatic external defibrillation technology.

This crucial life-saving tool has seen numerous improvements in recent years, and the show will delve into the most recent advancements and their implications for first responders and the communities they serve.

Moreover, the Emergency Tech Show will cover an array of equipment areas pertinent to emergency services, including operational kits and communications technologies.

By examining the latest technologies in these areas, the show will provide invaluable insights into how these developments can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency response services.

With a focus on both the present and future of emergency services technology, the Emergency Tech Show is set to be a compelling and enlightening part of the Emergency Services Show 2023.

It will provide attendees with an invaluable opportunity to explore the latest advancements, gain deeper insights into their implications, and better understand how they can be integrated into their own practice to enhance service provision and save lives.

Why you should attend The Emergency Services Show

The Emergency Services Show 2023 is an event that should be a priority for all professionals in the fire industry.

With a wealth of networking opportunities, learning experiences, and exposure to the latest technological advancements, this show has the potential to shape the future of emergency services.

By bridging the gap between the industry’s leaders and practitioners, it offers an unparalleled platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Whether you are seeking to stay abreast of industry trends, looking to source new equipment or simply want to connect with like-minded professionals, this show provides an invaluable opportunity.

Don’t miss out on this chance to be at the forefront of the emergency services sector, shaping its direction and improving the safety and security of our communities.

International Fire and Safety Journal will be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show in Hall 5/L186.

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