Oct 10, 2022 | UK News

Over 10,100 visitors and buyers attended this year’s Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 21 and 22 September. The UK’s largest event for the emergency services attracted a record number for the first time in its history, with strong representation from police, fire and rescue, ambulance, and search and rescue services.

Visitors attended a programme of over 80 CPD-accredited seminars running in six theatres covering Lessons Learnt, Emerging Technologies, Health & Wellbeing, Future Policing, the College of Paramedics. A new addition this year, the First Responder seminar focused on improving collaboration between the emergency services and security industries.

The indoor and outdoor exhibition featured over 450 exhibitors where visitors could source new technology and products from the leading names in public safety, medical and fire-fighting equipment, vehicles, drones, command and control, satellite and blended communications, search and rescue, extrication, water rescue, CBRNE, first response, protective clothing and uniforms, training, community safety, and station facilities.

In the Lessons Learnt Theatre, Dr Iryna Rybinkina, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and CEO of Smart Medical Aid, shared her unique insights from operating in a European war zone in ‘Inspiration from the Ukrainian Front Line’.

The Future Policing Theatre featured a keynote address by Lord Bernard Hogan Howe, former Chief Constable of the Metropolitan Police. “What’s important about these shows is that you see new ideas. If you don’t see the new technology, the new ways of doing things, you carry on doing what you’ve always done and that means you’re trapped in the past. If you can get new technology that really helps you to stop crime, why wouldn’t you?” he noted.

 The Emergency Services Show returns to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham on 19-20 September 2023. Companies and organisations interested in booking a stand at The Emergency Services Show 2023 should email For further information and updates visit


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