NewsUK Fire September 2019 E-News

Technology and Learning at The Emergency Services Show

Discover emerging technologies and trial the latest kit at The Emergency Services Show, the perfect place to network with partner agencies, share learning and initiate collaboration in future operations.

The free-to-attend event takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September and features over 450 exhibiting companies and organisations as well 80 CPD-accredited seminars, live demonstrations and simulated training.

Exhibitors companies including leading names in vehicles and fleet, communications, technology, medical and firefighting equipment, search and rescue, extrication, water rescue, first response, protective clothing and uniforms, vehicle equipment, training, community safety and station facilities.

SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminars – Full -day programme on 19 September covers all the latest thinking on tactical and strategic use of drone technology for public safety.

Emerging Technologies Theatre

  • London Fire Brigade in a Digital World, Julian Martin, Chief Information Officer, LFB
  • VR and AI – Training of the Future, Paul Speight, Watch Manager – Virtual Reality/Road Safety – Leicestershire FRS
  • Technology and Innovation in the Fire Service with MSA Safety
  • Digitising Emergency Response, Matt Wroughton, UK & Ireland Lead for Emergency Services & Public Safety – Zebra Technologies
  • Optimising Field Operations with 4G LTE for the Emergency Services, Dan Robinson, Regional Sales Manager for Public Safety – Sierra Wireless

IT Theatre

  • Digitally Disrupting Fire, The NFCC’s new Digital and Data Programme with Steve Beakhust, Digital and Data Programme Manager – NFCC and Paul McCourt, Director of Public Safety – Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
  • Delivering and Improving Resilience through Technology and Innovation in the Emergency Services, David Savage, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Excelerate
  • ESN Delivery in 2019, Becca Jones, ESN Director of Deployment – Home Office

Lessons Learnt Theatre

  • Recent wildfires on Winter Hill, David Russel, Deputy Chief Fire Officer – Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
  • The Ocado warehouse fire, Shantha Dickinson, Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Director for Assurance & Performance – Hampshire FRS
  • Public Health Emergency Response to CBRN Incidents: A Case Study from Salisbury 2018, Dr Nick Gent, Consultant in Health Protection – Public Health England

Health & Wellbeing Theatre

  • Health Risks of Repeated Exposure to Fire Effluent, Anna Clinton – UCLan School of Physical Sciences and Computing
  • Lessons for UK Services from a Fire Service Deployment to South Sudan, Jennifer Hill, Watch Commander – West Midlands Fire Service

Entry and parking at the NEC are free. To register to attend visit:

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