Plenty for police visitors - over 450 Exhibiting Companies and 90 Free CPD Seminars at The Emergency Services Show
How will the UK effectively train and equip the 20,000 new police officers Boris Johnson has pledged to recruit over the next three years? The Emergency Services Show, taking place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September, brings together that operational expertise from the leading names in first response, communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, body-worn video, medical supplies, drug testing, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment, drones, outsourcing, training, community safety and station facilities. Around the indoor and outdoor exhibition visitors will be able to see and touch the latest kit and discuss their requirements with over 450 suppliers. The free-to-attend event also offers a unique opportunity for police officers of every rank to learn and collaborate with over 80 free CPD-accredited seminars and a dedicated networking zone.
Skybound Rescuer Drone Seminar
This year The Emergency Services Show has an exciting new addition; The SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminar and a SkyBound Rescuer Drone Zone, to encourage drone development for emergency services through research and discussion, proudly sponsored by SOARIZON®️ by Thales. The seminar day opens with a thought-provoking presentation on Public Safety Drones by internationally renowned keynote speaker, Charles Werner; a pioneer of drones in public safety across the USA.
IT Seminar Theatre
Life-saving apps, digital disruption, cyber security, and the IoT (Internet of Things) are among the diverse topics featuring in the IT Theatre. Microsoft’ s Technology Strategist for Policing in the Public Safety & National Security Team and former Met policeman, Parmajit Singh will review the Cloud solutions available today and how forces can leverage software to get the best out of them.
Visitors can find out about “what3words,” a simple system that gives every 3x3m square in the world a three-word address which enables the emergency services to accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.
Nicola Savage, Sales and Marketing Director, Excelerate Group examines the key requirements driving the modernisation of deployable and vehicle-based IoT solutions for emergency operations, utilising cellular and satellite for seamless, uninterrupted connectivity for major event security, counter-terrorism and disaster response.
Luana Avagliano Head of Resilience Direct and Helen Braithwaite, Head of Standards, Training and Exercising at the National Cyber Security Programme will share all the latest updates on the ResilienceDirect mapping refactor and the National Cyber Security Programme Pathfinder Training Programme. There will be an update on the Emergency Services Network critical communications system from the Home Office.
Ben Nelson, Head of Commercial at The Police ICT Company will speak on Building a Bridge Between the Public Sector and its Suppliers.
Lessons Learnt Seminar Theatre
Sessions will include a focus on lessons to be learnt from frontline operations. Chief Inspector Jane Bailey from West Midlands Police will explain how officers on the beat are now able to offer the life-saving Naxolone antidote to those at risk from overdose. There will be a case study on the Salisbury nerve agent incident and the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit will explain how Scotland has been so successful in dealing with knife crime. Another session entitled “Murder is Everyone’s Business” will cover the criminal investigation into a gang-related murder where multi-agency collaboration led to many successful convictions.
Emerging Technologies Seminar Theatre
This new seminar theatre will explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning could be used to improve emergency response. It will focus on the training benefits of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and look at emerging vehicle technologies including electric vehicles and connected cars.
The multi-agency (JESIP) benefits of training in a simulated immersive environment will be discussed in a session looking at Coventry University’s Simulation Centre’s recent work with West Midlands emergency services and council planners on a training exercise. Inspector 4474 Mark Teago, West Midlands Police will be among those sharing learnings from the experience in the Q and A.
Health & Wellbeing Seminar Theatre
This theatre will look at the range of interventions available that can improve the wellbeing support given to those with stress, depression, PTSD and other mental health conditions, helping to build individual and team resilience and embed models of peer support. There will also be sessions on the psychological impacts on control room staff, equality and diversity and men’s mental health.
Entry to the exhibition and seminars, as well as parking, remains free.
Register for free entry visit www.emergencyuk.com