Emerging Technology, Collaboration and Learning at The Emergency Services Show
How emerging technologies are improving the efficiency and operational effectiveness is set to be the key focus of The Emergency Services Show 2019, taking place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September.
The event, which is free to attend, offers a unique opportunity for security professionalsto network, learn and collaborate with the emergency services and public safety organisations. Free CPD-accredited seminars run throughout the two-day event while 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. Over 80 businesses and organisations will be exhibiting at the show for the first time.
Four dedicated theatres on the show floor will host a wide range of CPD-accredited seminar sessions. The theatres will focus on Emerging Technologies, IT developments, Health & Wellbeing and Lessons Learnt from operational incidents.
Sessions in the IT Theatre, sponsored by Excelerate, will include how the Cloud is pushing operational efficiency on the frontline and how 5G could improve operational response. The programme will also take a look at minimising data costs and how the public’s use of technology will change how they interact with the 999 service in the future. There will also be updates on the Emergency Services Network critical communications system from the Home Office.
This new seminar theatre co-sponsored by MSA, Westbase.io and Zebra Technologies will explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning can 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 benefits of training in a simulated immersive environment will be discussed in a session looking at Coventry University’s Simulation Centre, which has been working with West Midlands emergency services and council planners on a recent training exercise. Other seminars will examine how the future of vehicle communications can positively impact operations.
Health & Wellbeing
The importance of health and wellbeing issues, especially mental health, remains a key theme of the show with two days of presentations in the Health and Wellbeing Theatre. British Red Cross will give an update on its Resilient Responders Programme which aims to build individual and team resilience through a range of psychosocial support and interventions.
The Lessons Learnt Theatre, sponsored by UCLan, will feature case studies of major incidents. Dr Nick Gent of Public Health England will talk about the unique challenges that the Salisbury incident in March 2018 brought to public health emergency response, along with the planning, training and exercises for such events and the pressure of operating during an incident of international significance.
Other major incidents reviewed in detail will includethe recent wildfires on Winter Hill in Lancashire and the Ocado warehouse fire in Hampshire. Visitors can also find out how Scotland is successfully dealing with knife crime.
SkyBound Rescuer Drone Seminars
Taking place in the show’s Drone Dome on 19 September, a full-day programme of drone seminars offers the opportunity to learn all the latest thinking on tactical and strategic use of drone technology for public safety applications.
The seminar day opens with a thought-provoking presentation on Public Safety Drones by internationally renowned keynote speaker, Charles Werner. This will be followed by five research-driven presentations covering the latest research in the field of drones for public safety in the UK and internationally. These will cover:
- Drone Procedures Optimisation
- Optimising the Probability of Detection for an Aerial Search by Using ViDAR
- Using AI and Drones to Detect Aggressive Behaviour and Weapons in Crowds
- Using Autonomous BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) Drones for First Response
- Drone Search Research Trials
First Aid Skills
The College of Paramedics will also host its well-attended CPD training sessions aimed at first responders from across all emergency services, on both days of the event.
Over 450 Exhibitors
Around the indoor and outdoor exhibition, visitors will be able to see and touch the latest technology and equipment. Exhibiting companies include 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 and training.
Entry to the exhibition and seminars is free, as is parking.The NEC is accessible by motorway and linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport
To register to attend the show visit: www.emergencyuk.com