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Collaboration, innovation and learning are key to keeping the UK safe 

Taking place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from September 19-20, The Emergency Services Show will focus on learning from past incidents and collaborating to protect the public and save lives.

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Free-to-attend, it brings together all disciplines from the emergency services and government departments to discover innovative technology and operational solutions, share experiences and prepare for future emergency incidents.

Four separate CPD-accredited seminar programmes offer visitors unrivalled learning opportunities – Collaboration (incorporating an International Collaboration Forum sponsored by the Resilience Advisors Network), Lessons Learnt (sponsored by UCLan PROTECT), Health & Wellbeing, and Technology (sponsored by Excelerate).

International Collaboration Forum

An exciting programme of seminars focusing on collaboration between the emergency services has been developed in partnership with the Resilience Advisors Network and the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group. International collaboration case studies will be presented each morning by representatives from Canada, USA, Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovakia.

Medical countermeasures available to UK responders to protect from the new CBRN threats after the Novichok incidents in Salisbury, psychological support for call handlers and opportunities for UK experts to work within the European Civil Protection Mechanism are among the topics to be discussed. Expert speakers from Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group, Kent & Essex Police Directorate, Shared Service Architecture, Canterbury Christ Church University and i-Three will lead afternoon sessions in the Collaboration Theatre.

Lessons learnt

In the Lessons Learnt theatre Paul Argyle, Multi-Agency Strategic Advisor to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Combined Authority, will open the first day by covering the key learning points from the Manchester Arena attack. Professor Paresh Wankhade from Edge Hill Business School will lead an interactive TED-style talk examining the organisational and management challenges for emergency services in the light of the Kerslake Report.

Speakers from Public Health England (PHE) will share learning from Exercise Context ’18, a European Nuclear Emergency Exercise, where real radiation sources instead of simulated sources.

Martin Carnell, Group Commander, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, will look at reducing vulnerability through intelligent data use across the public sector. He discusses how bringing together of organisational data in an intelligent and targeted manner can reduce individual risk and vulnerability leading to demand reduction.

The use of social media in building community flood resilience efforts, intelligent data use and the European SAYSO project to strengthen civil protection operations are among the other topics covered.

New for 2018, the Technology Theatre features a programme of seminars of interest to all those involved in the specification, procurement, development, application and roll-out of data, video and voice communications.


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Featuring over 450 exhibiting companies and organisations, the indoor and outdoor exhibition is a one-stop shop for sourcing all the latest services and equipment. Exhibitors include leading names in communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, body-worn video, UAVs, medical supplies, drug testing, vehicles, vehicle equipment, outsourcing, training and community safety.

Entry to the exhibition and seminars, as well as parking, are free. To register in advance click here 

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