Interoperability, how the police and all emergency services can work more closely together, is set to be the major theme of the Emergency Services Show taking place at The NEC, Birmingham on 25 and 26 September 2013. Police officers of any and every rank can now register for free entry to this year’s event on the show's website.
The show provides visitors with valuable opportunities to network with other blue light services including police, fire, ambulance as well as coastguard and rescue and services who are increasingly working together in emergency situations. All of these will be at the show to see the latest developments in equipment and services.
The Emergency Response Zone is a networking focus of the show and will feature around 80 emergency services-related not-for-profits and charities. Stands of particular interest to police officers include The Blue Lamp Foundation and the National Association of Chaplains to the Police.
Entry gives visitors access to free workshops and seminars to help with training and career development as well as over 350 companies and organisations exhibiting and demonstrating the latest products and solutions in communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment training and outsourcing.
Visitors to the Durham Constabulary stand can find out more about its state-of-the-art Tactical Training Centre. The nationally approved (College of Policing) firearms and multi-functional training facility is available for police and non-police organisations looking to develop firearms, leadership and decision making skills. Training modules available include Dynamic Intervention, which covers hostage rescue situations.
The NEC is centrally located with excellent transport links to Birmingham International Station, Birmingham Airport and the UK motorway network. Parking for Emergency Services show visitors will be free of charge.