The Emergency Services Show 2011 will enable fire and rescue professionals to "do more with less" funds
Published on 19 August 2011
Natural disasters, terrorist attacks and the impending 2012 Olympics are just some of the events that place a strain on fire and rescue services throughout the UK. As fire and rescue funding continues to be slashed, pressure remains for these organisations to make significant savings but at the same time deliver a high quality service for the communities in which they work.
To help this sector cope with this markedly different environment and overcome the challenges of the future, close working relationships with partners is vital. Networking and collaboration with suppliers, colleagues and contemporaries is and will continue to be, an essential part of ensuring an emergency is dealt with as efficiently and effectively as possible; The Emergency Services Show and Conference 2011, facilitates the necessary communication by bringing together everyone involved in emergency situations.
With over 380 exhibitors and approximately 4,000 visitors attending the successful show last year, the Emergency Services Show and Conference 2011 is the key event for anyone involved in emergency planning, response or recovery, both in the UK and abroad. This year’s show and conference will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.
Operations managers, emergency planning officers, chief fire officers and watch managers are just some of the roles within the fire and rescue sector that will benefit from attending. Visitors to the exhibition can discover the latest fire and rescue equipments and services from a range of leading companies. Among those organisations already confirmed to attend this year’s exhibition are: WH Bence, TEEX, BMW, Godiva, Bristol Uniforms, Cosalt, Angloco, Angus Fire and North Fire. The products and services on display include: fire and rescue equipment and services, personal protective equipment, communications and IT, first response equipment, station equipment, training and education, vehicles and vehicle equipment, medical equipment, business continuity and outsourcing. Many exhibitors will also be carrying out a number of live demonstrations throughout the two days.
At a time when budgets are being squeezed, this FREE to attend exhibition provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to research methods of ‘doing more with less’ funds. Visitors will be able to speak to exhibitors about how they may operate more effectively and efficiently, thereby resulting in the highly desirable outcome of “more for less”.
David Brown, Show Organiser, Emergency Services (MMC) Ltd, comments: “In these uncertain times it is more important than ever for all emergency professionals and associated agencies to communicate with one another, this may allow resources to be shared and budgets to be maximised. The Emergency Services Show offers the unique opportunity to meet with specialist equipment and service suppliers from the UK and abroad to facilitate mutually beneficial buying arrangements and discuss new important innovations and products.”
David continues: “As well as allowing exhibitors to showcase their latest products and services, the exhibition provides an ideal way for professionals to discuss co-operation, ideas and initiatives and learn from each other in preparation for major events taking place over the coming years or prepare for the unexpected.
“Furthermore in light of the Government’s response to the independent review of the fire and rescue service in England, the reviews objective’s - bringing back a focus on local communities and local accountability, rather than a requirement for fire-fighters to reach targets set by central government – can be facilitated at the show by networking and sharing best practice with industry peers.”
There will be approximately 100 end users exhibiting within the Emergency Response Zone. This zone (essential for operational staff and emergency planning officers) is made up of Category 1 and 2 Responders, Professional, Government and Voluntary organisations, and hence offers perfect networking opportunities to affiliated organisations. There is also a dedicated UK Search and Rescue (SAR) Zone.
The show’s high profile conference is delivered in tandem with the exhibition and this year will facilitate professionals to discuss the latest industry news, developments and strategic advances, as well as hearing about lessons learnt and new initiatives affecting them. The programme is set to offer delegates an informative couple of days both for personal development and their organisations.
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