|Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas|
Vehicles and vehicle equipment for the Emergency Services and allied organisations will be prominent among the displays of more than 400 organisations exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 20 and 21 September. The UK’s biggest emergency services event, the show is the perfect place to research the latest product, services and technology innovations for anyone involved in specifying and procuring vehicles and fleet equipment.
Leading vehicle suppliers at the show include BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo Trucks as well as a wide range of chassis manufacturers and specialist vehicle converters. BMW will be showcasing its all electric and hybrid range-extender vehicles suitable for emergency use by police, fire & rescue and ambulance services.
Rescue vehicles on display
Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type, including fire appliances, ambulances, fleet cars, motorbikes, boats and UAVs or drones will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. DLL, a subsidiary of Rabobank, is among vehicle leasing specialists at the show.
West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) will host an Extrication Challenge judged by United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) officials. Teams of firefighters from WMFS as well as other brigades across the UK will be briefed on road traffic collision scenarios and then compete in extrications from two car wreckages using the latest kit and rescue techniques. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Fire and Transport Officers Group will also be supporting the show.
Road and motorway safety advice
WMFS Road Casualty Reduction Team (RCRT) will be demonstrating virtual reality goggles which simulate a car journey, showing drivers the consequences of their choices and actions. Together with the Central Motorway Police Group, WMFS RCRT will be offering road and motorway safety advice and there will be a presentation from an emergency services blue light response driving instructor.
Volvo Trucks, John Dennis and Emergency One will be showing their latest fire appliances, while Iveco and others will display the latest generation of smaller incident vehicles. Primetech will exhibit its latest demountable MultiPod + system for pick-up vehicles with the Cobra high pressure lance-based firefighting system.
Ambulance services and suppliers
Among the many ambulance suppliers exhibiting this year are AMZ Vehicles, BAUS and Was UK. Wheelchair transport specialist Unwin will showcase a range of mobility solutions including lifts, ramps and doors in the Outside Area. Nielsen Chemicals will be promoting its Ambulance Cleaning services, which frees up valuable paramedic time and skills to enable them to concentrate on core medical emergency tasks.
Advanced communications technology
Excelerate and WH Bence will again be showing the latest vehicles equipped with advanced satellite and cellular communications technology. Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, remain an important feature of the exhibition and the free seminar programme, with prominent providers at the show including Consortiq.
The Emergency Services Show also features providers of all types of in and on-vehicle ancillary equipment, lightbars from companies like RSG; vehicle livery; battery management; driver training and more. Specialist ancillary electrical equipment installers at the show include FCS and Halls Electrical.