Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type, including fire appliances, ambulances, fleet cars, motorbikes, boats and drones will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas at The Emergency Services Show taking place at Hall 5 in the NEC, Birmingham on September 20th & 21st.

It is the perfect place to research the latest innovations, products and services for responsible for specifying and procuring vehicles and fleet equipment for the emergency services and allied organisations.

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 NHS ambulance services.

Fire appliances will be on show from Emergency One, Volvo Trucks and John Dennis, as well as the latest generation of smaller incident vehicles from the likes of Iveco. In the outside area Emergency One will be demonstrating the Magirus M32L-AT turntable ladder featuring a telescopic 5-section ladder with a 32 metre working height. Primetech will exhibit its latest demountable MultiPod + system for pick-up vehicles with the Cobra high pressure lance-based firefighting system.

Volvo Trucks will display the new FL816 appliance in the livery of West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS). It is powered by Volvo’s Euro-6 compliant D8K280 engine with 280hp and 1,050Nm of torque and matched to an Allison 3000 series automatic transmission with integral retarder. Terberg DTS Fire & Rescue Division will be showcasing its range of fire and rescue equipment including Leader PPV fans and thermal imaging cameras.

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS), in partnership with various vehicle manufacturers, will provide visitors with specialist information on the latest rescue tool equipment, new vehicle technology, high strength steel, airbags, SRS, hybrid and full electric vehicles and road safety. Its displays will include a Virtual Reality video and goggles being used by their Road Casualty Reduction Team to educate drivers about road safety.

Among the many ambulance suppliers exhibiting are AMZ Vehicles, BAUS AT and WAS UK. Ambulance converter BAUS AT will demonstrate its new British Red Cross vehicle. WAS will show its latest FIAT lightweight modular box A&E vehicle which has 20% more interior workspace than a panel van and is 6.5% lighter to improve fuel economy and bariatric capability. Also on display will be its all new VW Crafter based ambulance and new lithium battery technology.

Nielsen Chemicals and Zenith Hygiene Group (ZHG) will be promoting their ambulance cleaning services, which free up valuable paramedic time and skills to enable them to concentrate on core medical emergency tasks.

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; vehicle livery; battery management; driver training and more.

Extrication Challenge

WMFS will be running a realistic and exciting Extrication Challenge at the show this year. The Challenge will provide an arena for some of the UK’s best rescue personnel to come together and develop their proficiency levels in all areas of road traffic collision rescue but specifically in incident command and control, safety and scene assessment, extrication, professional pre-hospital care and expert use of rescue equipment.

Supported and judged by the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO), the RTC scenarios will include a car on its wheels, a car on its side and a car on its roof. Vehicles will have heavy and complex damage (simulating a significant RTC) along with a ‘live’ casualty trapped inside. There will also be other vehicles or props making the scenarios more realistic. Spectators will have the opportunity to get close to the action, just a few metres from the simulation.

UKRO will also be running a demonstration of space creation and practical cutting techniques, giving visitors a good basic understanding of how cutting and spreading tools work on vehicles.

Road Safety Theatre Seminars

Collaborative and efficient working will be key themes across all the seminar programmes, where the Federation of Vehicle Recovery Associations will be talking about the expertise, knowledge and resources of road recovery firms and how they can assist the emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision.

The Air Ambulance Association will present on how the roll out of All Lanes Running Highways impacts on all emergency services, rescue and recovery organisations, from egress and exit to an RTC or incident to landing an air ambulance.

Devon & Somerset FRS will present a new motorbike and road safety educational toolkit. An experienced Community First Responder will highlight the dangers within a vehicle that can impact how rescuers respond to incidents.

Getting There

The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the M42 and UK motorway network. Parking at the venue and entry to the exhibition and seminars are all free.

To register for free entry visit www.emergencyuk.com