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In an update to his article from the February 2014 issue of Emergency Services Times, DCFO Justin Johnson, Chair of CFOA’s FireFit Steering Group, and colleagues from the University of Bath share early results from research undertaken to better understand UK firefighter fitness

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How the use of satellite tracking to mobilise mountain rescue teams led to an effective search for 48 missing students, plus how Ordnance Survey uses geographical data to support the emergency services across the UK

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Over 200 of the 400+ exhibitors displaying products and services at The Emergency Services Show highlight what visitors can expect to see when the show returns to the NEC from 24-25 September 2014. Exhibitors, listed in our Company A-Z on Page 2, have been split into sections according to the kit on display…

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1st Call Mobility ...........................................................................................40 4Productions Ltd........................................................................................110 4x4 Response UK..........................................................................................86 A4 MTS Ltd..................................................................................................58 AA SORT ......................................................................................................85 Aireshelta Plc ................................................................................................99 Airwave Solutions Ltd................................................................................3, 6 Allbatteries UK Ltd......................................................................................99 Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund........................................................94 AMDAC Carmichael ....................................................................................29 Arco Ltd ........................................................................................................72 Army Medical Services – Reserve................................................................40 Arqiva ..............................................................................................................3 Association of Ambulance Chief Executives ..............................................11 Association of Lowland Search and Rescue................................................87 Astrium Limited.............................................................................................3 ATACC ..........................................................................................................66 Atkins Limited................................................................................................3 Audi ...............................................................................................................16 Babcock......................................................................................................6, 66 BBB Investments Ltd.................................................................................104 BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd ...................................................................45 BD-Medical Training ...................................................................................58 Beechwood Equipment.................................................................................99 Berendsen UK Ltd .......................................................................................71 Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd ...............................................................100 Blue and Amber Light Fleet Exhibition.....................................................16 Blue Lamp Afloat........................................................................................102 Blue Star Human Resources Limited........................................................108 Bluecher UK Ltd..........................................................................................82 BMJ Learning ...............................................................................................60 BMW..............................................................................................................16 Bollé Safety....................................................................................................71 Boot Repair Company Ltd ...........................................................................80 Boundtree Medical Europe Ltd...................................................................45 Brecon Mountain Rescue .............................................................................20 Bristol Uniforms .....................................................................................15, 73 British Association for Women in Policing ................................................86 British Red Cross ..................................................................................95, 112 Brother UK Ltd............................................................................................49 Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service...................................................6 Cabinet Office ...............................................................................................21 Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service....................................................85 Canland UK (Hot Pack) Ltd........................................................................96 Carrington Career and Workwear Ltd ........................................................82 Casualties Union ...................................................................................89, 112 CGI IT UK Ltd...............................................................................................3 Chartered Institute of Environmental Health............................................60 Cheshire Constabulary .................................................................................15 Chief Fire Officers' Association ...................................................................12 City of London Police.....................................................................................6 Civil Air Patrol..............................................................................................86 Class Professional Publishing ......................................................................64 Cold Cut Systems........................................................................................106 Collins Drysuits ..........................................................................................102 The Community Heartbeat Trust ................................................................84 Concept Smoke Systems...............................................................................58 Connect Plus ...............................................................................................112 The Consortium Fire and Rescue..............................................................109 County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service..........................5 CPDme ..........................................................................................................64 CQC Ltd ........................................................................................................73 CRI Reels.....................................................................................................107 Decisions [D4H] ...........................................................................................49 Department for Health.................................................................................12 Derbyshire Constabulary .............................................................................15 Devon and Cornwall Police............................................................................6 Disposal Services Authority.......................................................................109 DMS Technologies........................................................................................32 Draeger UK .............................................................................................22, 99 Dropboxx Ltd ...............................................................................................33 DuPont...........................................................................................................77 Durabook (Twinhead International) ...........................................................49 Durham Constabulary ....................................................................................6 Dyfed-Powys Police ..................................................................................6, 20

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E-Semble .......................................................................................................54 Eagle International (Europe) Limited ........................................................29 Eberspacher (UK) Ltd..................................................................................37 Edesix Ltd .....................................................................................................51 EE Limited......................................................................................................3 eKonomical .................................................................................................105 Emergency Planning College...................................................................4, 62 Emergency Planning Society .......................................................................22 Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd.................................................54 Emergency Services Times...........................................................................59 The Emergency Services Show.............................................................22-108 Environment Agency............................................................................93, 112 EPUK Ltd .....................................................................................................98 ESKA .............................................................................................................82 ESPO............................................................................................................109 Essex Fire and Rescue Service ...................................................................112 Evac+ Chair International Ltd ...................................................................46 Excelerate Technology..................................................................................69 Falck Group.....................................................................................................5 Fenton Pharmaceuticals Ltd........................................................................46 Ferno (UK) Ltd ............................................................................................40 The Fire Fighters Charity............................................................................85 Fire Ladders Ltd.........................................................................................106 Fire Service College ........................................................................5, 8, 12, 52 The Fire Training Group..............................................................................59 FlamePro (UK) Ltd......................................................................................77 Fleet ID Ltd ..................................................................................................32 FloodSax......................................................................................................102 Ford................................................................................................................16 Freelance Surgical Ltd .................................................................................45 G3 Systems Ltd.............................................................................................96 Gas Control Equipment................................................................................39 Geodesign Barriers Ltd ..............................................................................103 Globalstar ......................................................................................................20 Government Decontamination Service.......................................................93 HAAGEN Fire Training Products ..............................................................62 Halfords Business Services...........................................................................25 Halls Electrical Ltd ......................................................................................32 Handheld UK Ltd ........................................................................................51 Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads .........................................................15 Helyx Secure Information Systems Ltd......................................................48 Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service .........................................................5 Highlands and Islands Airports Limited......................................................6 Highways Agency............................................................................17, 89, 112 Home Office ....................................................................................................3 Honda ............................................................................................................16 Honeywell....................................................................................................110 HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd....................................................................3 Hytrans Systems BV ...................................................................................103 Hyundai.........................................................................................................16 IC Brindle & Co ............................................................................................96 Independent Ambulance Association....................................................11, 90 Inspire..............................................................................................................4 Institution of Fire Engineers .......................................................................93 International Police Association..................................................................87 International Rescue Corps..........................................................................92 International Trauma Life Support.............................................................54 Interspiro Ltd..............................................................................................107 Intramark Ltd ...............................................................................................78 ISG Infrasys.....................................................................................................4 Jaguar Land Rover..................................................................................16, 25 James Fisher Ltd.........................................................................................100 John Dennis Coachbuilders Ltd..................................................................29 John Jordan Limited ....................................................................................33 Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme ......................22, 94 Journal of Paramedic Practice......................................................................66 Keela International / Illasco Ltd..................................................................74 Kellogg Brown and Root Limited .................................................................3 Kelvin Connect ...............................................................................................6 Kent Fire and Rescue Service ....................................................................112 Kent Police ..................................................................................................112 KERMEL......................................................................................................74 KPMG LLP ....................................................................................................3 Laerdal Medical Ltd.....................................................................................39 Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service........................................................4, 12

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Lancashire Police............................................................................................4 Le Maitre Ltd................................................................................................60 LED Lenser – Ledco Ltd...........................................................................104 Leicestershire Police.......................................................................................6 Lewis's Medical Supplies..............................................................................46 Lockheed Martin UK Ltd .............................................................................3 London Air Ambulance .................................................................................8 London Fire Brigade ..........................................................................6, 15, 92 Lowland Rescue..............................................................................................8 Ludo McGurk SVE.......................................................................................34 Lyon Equipment Ltd....................................................................................97 Magnum.........................................................................................................81 Mapyx ............................................................................................................20 Maritime Volunteer Service .........................................................................89 Martek Medical.............................................................................................46 MC Products Ltd ..........................................................................................96 Medacx Limited............................................................................................39 Medsource International Co Ltd.................................................................47 Memory-Map.................................................................................................50 Mercedes-Benz ..........................................................................................6, 16 Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service..............................................................4 Met Office......................................................................................................91 MG Rover ......................................................................................................16 Miles Smith Insurance Solutions Ltd .......................................................108 Mines Rescue Service Ltd............................................................................92 Moore Stephens Consulting...........................................................................4 Motion Computing .......................................................................................50 Motorola Solutions Ltd UK...................................................................3, 110 Mott MacDonald.............................................................................................3 MTBSAR.......................................................................................................88 National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners...............................................87 National Ambulance Resilience Unit......................................................8, 95 National Association of Chaplains to the Police.........................................95 National Ballistics Intelligence Service.......................................................88 National Cycle Response Group ..................................................................90 NCEC.............................................................................................................97 NCTech ........................................................................................................110 Nightsearcher Ltd.......................................................................................104 Niton Equipment....................................................................................72, 74 North East Ambulance Service................................................................5, 15 North Wales Police........................................................................................91 North Wales Fire and Rescue Service .........................................................15 North West Ambulance Service.....................................................................4 Northern Diver International Ltd.............................................................103 Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service ...................................................5 Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service....................................................4 Openhouse Products Ltd .............................................................................42 Operation Florian .........................................................................................95 Orafol Europe GmbH ...................................................................................34 Orange Grove Fostercare............................................................................108 Orcuma Ltd...................................................................................................50 Ordnance Survey.....................................................................................21, 51 Ortus Technology Ltd ..................................................................................33 OverBoard Ltd............................................................................................102 PageOne Communications Ltd....................................................................68 Páramo Ltd....................................................................................................80 Parkland Engineering Ltd .........................................................................106 PBI Performance Products Inc ....................................................................77 PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.............................................................84 Peli Products (UK) Ltd................................................................................98 Peugeot...........................................................................................................16 PGI Training .................................................................................................62 The Photon Shop........................................................................................105 Pinnacle Response Ltd.................................................................................48 Premier Communication Electronics Ltd ..................................................69 Primetech UK Ltd..................................................................................67, 68 The Prince’s Trust.....................................................................................8, 94 Proact Medical Ltd.......................................................................................47 Proflight.........................................................................................................97 Prometheus Medical Ltd..............................................................................42 RAF Mountain Rescue Service....................................................................90 Ram Mount UK Ltd.....................................................................................48 Reach & Rescue Ltd ...................................................................................103 ResilienceDirect......................................................................................21, 50 Respirex International Ltd ..........................................................................73

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Reveal Media.................................................................................................48 Ringers Hand Protection Products .............................................................78 Rosenbauer UK.............................................................................................25 Rossetts Mercedes-Benz ...............................................................................26 Royal Air Force.............................................................................................94 Royal National Lifeboat Institution............................................................93 RSG Engineering Ltd...................................................................................36 Ruth Lee Limited.........................................................................................58 SADS UK ......................................................................................................91 Sat-Comm Broadcast Ltd.............................................................................69 Scott Safety..................................................................................................110 Scottish Ambulance Service...........................................................................5 Scottish Fire and Rescue Service...................................................................6 Sea & Sea Ltd ..............................................................................................105 SEAT..............................................................................................................16 Sennheiser .......................................................................................................6 Serco Fire Services......................................................................................106 SERVE ON....................................................................................................94 SFJ Awards......................................................................................................8 SHB Hire Ltd................................................................................................26 Simulaids Ltd................................................................................................65 SKODA......................................................................................................8, 16 Slide and Tilt. Com Ltd ...............................................................................36 SMH Products Ltd .......................................................................................98 Sniffer Dogs UK & International (SDUKI).................................................8 South Central Ambulance Service.................................................................6 South East Coast Ambulance Service......................................................5, 15 South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue ..................................................................8 South Yorkshire Police .................................................................................15 SP Services (UK) Ltd .............................................................................40, 74 St John Ambulance.....................................................................................112 Stedall Vehicle Fittings Ltd .........................................................................37 STIHL Ltd..................................................................................................100 Stryker UK Ltd.............................................................................................42 Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service ..................................................................21 Supacat Ltd ...................................................................................................31 Supply Plus Limited.....................................................................................33 Sussex Police .................................................................................................15 Tactical Training Centre...............................................................................64 Technical Absorbents ...................................................................................80 TEEX-ESTI ..................................................................................................52 Telefonica UK Limited ..................................................................................3 TenCate Protective Fabrics...........................................................................79 Texport GmbH ..............................................................................................78 Thomas Jacks Ltd.......................................................................................105 Total Mast Solutions.....................................................................................34 Toughprint.....................................................................................................51 Training 4 Resilience ....................................................................................60 TyreSafe..........................................................................................................88 UK Broadband Networks Limited................................................................3 Unifire Ltd ..................................................................................................100 University of Bath.........................................................................................12 University of Portsmouth.............................................................................59 Vauxhall .........................................................................................................16 VectorCommand Ltd ....................................................................................65 VersarPPS ......................................................................................................79 Viewbrite Europe Ltd...................................................................................36 Vimpex Limited......................................................................................4, 101 Vodafone Ltd...................................................................................................3 Volkswagen Group Leasing............................................................................8 Volvo ..................................................................................................16, 26, 31 VW Audi Group............................................................................................16 Warwickshire Police .....................................................................................15 West Midlands Ambulance Service ...............................................................6 West Midlands Fire Service .........................................................................19 West Midlands Police ...................................................................................19 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.......................................................4 West Yorkshire Police .....................................................................................4 WH Bence (Coachworks) Ltd......................................................................30 WL Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd ................................................................81 Wm Sugden & Sons Ltd...............................................................................79 Yamaha Motor UK Ltd ................................................................................30 YPO..............................................................................................................108 Zodiac Milpro UK Ltd.................................................................................31 Zoll Medical UK Ltd....................................................................................47

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2CRisk........................................................................................111

DuPont.........................................................................................75

Haix..............................................................................................37

Rosenbauer UK ................................................................OFC, 24

Amputees in Action....................................................................61

Emergency Medical Services (UK) Ltd..................................111

Laerdal Medical ..........................................................................43

RSG Engineering Limited.........................................................35

APB Mobile Installations Ltd ...................................................35

The Emergency Planning College...............................................7

Ledco Ltd – LED Lenser ..........................................................83

Siöen.............................................................................................75

Argyl Telecom .............................................................................70

The Emergency Services Show 2014......................................IBC

Lyon Equipment Limited..........................................................10

SP Services (UK) Ltd ............................................................OBC

Babcock International ................................................................56

Excelerate Technology Ltd ......................................... 65, 89, 107

Medacx.........................................................................................41

Strongs Plastic Products Ltd.....................................................14

Bluecher UK Ltd........................................................................76

EVO Distribution.......................................................................76

Mercedes-Benz.........................................................................IFC

Supacat.........................................................................................28

Blue Lamp Afloat .......................................................................61

Ferno UK.....................................................................................44

Ordnance Survey ........................................................................70

Vimpex Limited..........................................................................21

Blue Star Human Resources ......................................................44

The Fire Service College......................................................53, 55

PageOne Communications.........................................................70

Vodafone ........................................................................................9

British Red Cross........................................................................38

The Fire Training Group ...........................................................63

Peli Products (UK) Ltd..............................................................83

Volvo Cars....................................................................................27

Churchill Contract Services...................................................... 28

Goliath Footwear (YDS Boots)..................................................14

Premier Hazard...........................................................................38

WH Bence (Coachworks) Ltd................................................... 18

Dropboxx.....................................................................................35

HAAGEN Fire Training Products............................................63

Primetech UK Ltd......................................................................67

YPO..............................................................................................61

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Emergency services one step closer to new communications network The next phase of the Home Office led Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) to create an enhanced, flexible and affordable communication system for the emergency services was completed on 7 July as companies were formally invited to tender for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN). The contracts for the existing emergency services systems, provided by Airwave Solutions Ltd, will begin to expire in September 2016. A replacement service is necessary and re-competition is legally required by the expiry in 2020 of the existing contracts. The ESN contract is divided up into four parts or ‘lots’ and includes responsibility for: managing the transition from old to new systems; developing and operating the telecoms infrastructure and public safety applications, installing equipment and making sure everything is integrated and works; providing an enhanced mobile communications network service with enhanced availability for the emergency services and highly available full coverage; and providing a highly available telecoms infrastructure covering parts of the UK outside regular mobile network coverage.

“The new network is being developed in close partnership with the emergency services.”

Contracts awarded in 2015

Tenders will be submitted in the autumn and will then be subject to detailed evaluation. Contracts will be awarded in 2015 and the new ESN, designed to help the emergency services protect the public and save lives, will go live from 2016/17. Close partnership

The new network is being developed in close partnership with the emergency services and will add broadband data capabilities that are increasingly used to help save lives. The ESN is expected to require an enhanced commercial network to deliver broadband data services. If it is used for voice communications, the emergency services will have priority over other users, avoiding the need for a separate and expensive mobile radio spectrum. The combined value of the four lots is estimated to be between £555m and £1.2bn depending on the extent of take up of services by other Government and local public safety bodies in addition to the police, fire and rescue and ambulance services and any extension options. The three emergency services service will berequired to provide for:

• Approximately 250,000 operational staff (with a broadly equivalent number of connected mobile communication devices, taking into account the proportion of staff with a device, vehicles and pools of spare devices) across the police, fire and rescue and ambulance services • 44 police and crime commissioners/services

The companies invited to tender include:

• Lot 1 – ESN Delivery Partner (DP): Atkins Limited; Kellogg Brown and Root Limited; KPMG LLP; Lockheed Martin UK Ltd; Mott MacDonald • Lot 2 – ESN User Services (US): Airwave Solutions Ltd, Astrium Limited, CGI IT UK Ltd, HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd; Motorola Solutions Ltd UK • Lot 3 – ESN Mobile Services (MS): Airwave Solutions Ltd, EE Limited, Telefonica UK Limited, UK Broadband Networks Limited, Vodafone Ltd • Lot 4 – ESN Extension Services (ES): Airwave Solutions Ltd, Arqiva, EE Ltd, Telefonica UK Limited, Vodafone Ltd.

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• 50 fire and rescue authorities/services • 13 ambulance trusts • The National Crime Agency • Three non-Home Office police services – British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary • The National Police Air Service. The new ESN will also provide a service for more than just the three emergency services. Over 400 government and local public safety and other bodies use the current system and will potentially require the ability to use ESN. www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Lancashire Police, North West Ambulance Service, Inspire and Burnley Borough Council have joined forces to launch the Reflect project, which aims to offer a restorative approach to an offender who is eligible for a Penalty Notice for Disorder for drunk and disorderly behaviour. As part of the course the region’s emergency services run interactive presentations on the consequences of being drunk and disorderly by using case studies. The presentations also focus on the demand that the night time economy puts on the emergency services and it gives them an insight on what it is like for the police officers, firefighters and paramedics when they have to deal with people who are drunk and disorderly. http://lancsfirerescue.org.uk

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority has selected Moore Stephens Consulting (MSC) to supply a new time and resource management system. MSC has developed an integrated set of systems and technologies designed to underpin the day-to-day operational activities of fire and rescue services. The central component of this integrated platform is the StARS-MS rostering and attendance management system, which provides support for recording attendance, appliance availability, duty assignments, rostering, sickness and leave management and is a fully featured personnel management system.

Emergency Planning College takes courses ‘on the road’

Collaboration in Kirklees

The Emergency Planning College is extending its reach by taking courses ‘on the road’ – delivering training across the regions, making courses more accessible from convenient locations across the UK. As part of the college’s ongoing commitment to deliver service excellence at the Emergency Planning College (EPC), and provide more flexible training to the wider resilience community the EPC has selected a number of its most popular courses to deliver from different regions throughout the UK. The resilience community is wide ranging, covering many disparate agencies across the UK; time is valuable and accessibility to training resources are key. By offering these courses throughout the UK the EPC is able to cater for both individual and organisation needs. During 2014 the college will deliver a total of 29 courses across four

Firefighters and police officers will join forces to prevent fire and crime in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. When police officers visit homes, they will be trained to spot fire-related risks and be able to quickly refer people to their fire and rescue service colleagues. Fire prevention staff will then visit the property to give safety advice and fit smoke alarms, where required. Equally, when firefighters visit homes they will be trained to look for signs of when someone is vulnerable to crime. They will be able to offer advice to residents about how to protect their homes and, where necessary, refer people for follow-up visits by the police. Chris Kirby, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service District Commander, said, “This project shows that the emergency services are serious about working together on their prevention campaigns. By developing more awareness across different services, we should see a reduction in the duplication of effort and the quality of our referrals will improve. I would like to thank staff from both services for the development and support of this initiative.” Chief Superintendent Tim Kingsman, Kirklees District Policing Commander, said, “This is just one example of working together with other emergency services to make people in Kirklees safer. Not only is it just the right thing to do, it also allows us to work more effectively together and make the best use of our resources.”

regions throughout the UK. These courses, handpicked from the EPC’s three centres of excellence, Emergency and Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Crowd and Public Safety, include: Introduction to Civil Protection, Exercising Emergency Plans, Public Safety at Festivals and Mass Gatherings and Introduction to Business Continuity. If the approach proves successful more courses and dates will be rolled out later in the year, with a full programme of events planned for 2015. These regional ‘hub’ courses are being delivered from: The Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury – London, The Holiday Inn – Cardiff, The Stormont Hotel – Belfast and County Hall North in Horsham, West Sussex. Each of these venues has been chosen for its accessibility, location and the high standard of facilities. www.epcollege.com

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Firefighters in Northumberland are getting to grips with almost 60 pieces of new gear to tackle wildfires. The equipment for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service was funded by a sustainable development grant from the Northumberland National Park and will better prepare the service for the wildfire risks. The equipment, which will be kept at the Wooler, Rothbury and Bellingham Fire Stations, close to the National Park, includes 20 pulaskis, a tool resembling an axe, which chops through vegetation to head off the spread of wildfires, and 18 longhandled beaters. A minimum of 10 backpack sprayers will also be available, enabling firefighters to get water to remote areas where a fire appliance could not reach.

www.westyorksfire.gov.uk

Northumberland invests in thermal imagers Vimpex, a leading British owned supplier of emergency services equipment for 20 years, has supplied 20 ISG Infrasys X380 thermal imaging cameras to Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). This major investment for the service, which was supported with funding from the county council, will see the X380 replace existing cameras on all of its frontline appliances.

www.northumberland.gov.uk

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Following comprehensive trials of available cameras on the market by the evaluation team, including the firefighters who will eventually have to use them, the ISG X380 came out a clear winner due to its leading-edge technology, future-proof upgrade facility and advanced safety features. “One of the key issues when choosing an important piece of equipment such as thermal imaging cameras is safety,” said Paul Hedley, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Northumberland FRS. “When deciding on a new camera to equip our frontline vehicles the excellent safety features of the X380 and the resulting safety benefits that they deliver to both our firefighters and the public, was a key factor.” The ISG X380 delivers a level of situational awareness unmatched by any other camera on the market.

Not only does it provide firefighters with a crystal clear image at all temperatures on a large format view screen, it delivers performance enhancing imaging that allows the user to fully interpret a fire scene and make better, safer, tactical decisions. The other major consideration when choosing the X380 was the fact that Vimpex and ISG will work in partnership with Northumberland FRS to provide first class ongoing service and support for the cameras. The combination of ISG’s unique ability to turnaround warranty repairs and service of cameras within 48 hours and extensive field-based support will ensure that Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service receives unrivalled levels of customer service. www.rescuetools.co.uk

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Multi-agency crews join Buncefield training exercise Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has declared a major emergency training exercise at the BP Hemel oil terminal, Hemel Hempstead, as a huge success. Exercise Titan, a multi-agency exercise testing the rapid response to an emergency, involved 15 fire crews, including teams from three neighbouring counties, other emergency services, partner agencies and BP staff. “Everyone involved from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, BP and other blue light colleagues worked as a team to deal with the scenario, which started as a leak of 3.5 million litres of jet fuel from a tank and escalated,” explained Director of Community

Protection and Chief Fire Officer, Roy Wilsher, who was at the scene. “I was very impressed with the response to this demanding exercise, which included an explosion, dealing with casualties and coping with a failed water supply.” Joint response Some 15 fire appliances were on scene, including the Command Support Unit and three high volume pumps and crews from neighbouring counties Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Also involved in the exercise, which took place on 5 June, were the Environment Agency, police

counter-terrorism officers and volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren providing refreshments for the 100-plus participants. Richard Thake, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, added, “I know we all hope that we never face another incident like the 2005 Buncefield fire, but if we did, training exercises like this ensure that Hertfordshire’s emergency response is the best it can be.” The terminal reopened in April 2008 following an explosion and fire at the nearby Hertfordshire Oil Storage Ltd (HOSL) depot in December 2005 – the largest peacetime fire. www.hertsdirect.org/fire

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has strengthened its emergency flooding response capability based in the North West with the addition of a new 6.5m Rigid Inflatable Boat appropriately named West Wind. This new asset will be used by specially trained firefighters at Crescent Link Fire Station in Londonderry District and by NIFRS Specialist Rescue Team to rescue people trapped or likely to become trapped by flood water and to protect them from serious harm. www.nifrs.org

A new look ambulance station has been opened in Blairgowrie after a £325,000 investment to upgrade and expand the Scottish Ambulance Service’s Perthshire base. The original station has been expanded to create an improved working environment for the 14 staff based there. The improvements include dedicated sluice and laundry rooms, as well as a new changing room and showers, a kitchen and dining area, along with a wash bay for vehicle cleaning. The facility has been fitted out to meet all NHS infection control and hygiene standards, with modern fittings and fixtures throughout. www.scottishambulance.com

Royal visit marks 40th anniversary of Fire Service College HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Firefighters Memorial Trust, marked the 40th anniversary of the Fire Service College by officially opening its new accommodation at a ceremony in Moreton-in-Marsh on 6 June. The new block, named Braidwood House, is in honour of James Braidwood, the founder of the world’s first municipal fire service in 1824. www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk

Services join forces for life saving collaborative co-responding trial A pilot scheme to improve response to medical emergencies has been launched by the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. Both organisations have been working together to set up the collaborative co-responding trial in the Dales area of County Durham, which started on 1 July and will run until March 2015. Firefighters from Middleton-in-Teesdale have received special training from NEAS to respond to a limited range of medical emergencies. This includes helping people who have chest pains, breathing problems and cardiac arrests. These specially trained firefighters will help the community by not only ensuring cover for fires, road traffic accidents, flooding and other emergencies but by also providing rapid medical treatment to people living in western rural areas of County Durham. Keith Wanley, Area Manager for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, said, “All fire-

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fighters have extensive training in providing emergency care. This is just an extension to an existing role but one that will save even more lives. Following a heart attack, every minute counts. Early stabilisation and defibrillation can mean the difference between life and death. We are pleased to be providing this service to the public and valuable assistance to our colleagues in the North East Ambulance Service.” County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service will respond using four wheel drive vehicles and will be mobilised at the same time as an ambulance from NEAS. The fire and rescue service is providing a supporting role to NEAS and will only be called on when its firefighters are able to attend an incident quicker than NEAS due to logistics. The trial will also be extended to Stanhope Station within the coming months; retained firefighters are currently undergoing training with NEAS. www.neas.nhs.uk

The Falck Group has acquired the asset protection and emergency response business on Teesside from Sembcorp Utilities UK. Falck takes control of 109 trained and highly experienced staff and the main assets of the business. Falck is a leading international provider of industrial fire and rescue services for high-risk industries and airports globally and operates the world’s largest private fire fighting company. The company also provides healthcare, ambulance and assistance services and has strong customer relationships with a wide range of international companies across the world. www.falck.com

The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) has awarded South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) with the Gold Standard in the organisation’s 2014 benchmarking exercise. SECAmb was one of only five organisations to achieve the Gold Standard and the only ambulance service involved in the exercise, which recognises the commitment of organisations to achieving diverse and inclusive workplaces and which celebrates the teams and individuals who are making a difference. www.secamb.nhs.uk

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Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has won an award for innovation and excellence in public service risk management. The award, from public risk management association, Alarm, was in recognition of the service’s ambulance co-responder scheme currently being run in partnership with South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. www.bucksfire.gov.uk

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is continuing its investment programme in the North Service Delivery Area with the announcement of new training facilities for the Western Isles. This significant investment includes plans to renovate Stornoway Fire Station and provide improved facilities for crews and enhance teaching facilities for trainees. The service is also in discussions with HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Limited) about housing a new carbonaceous fire behaviour training unit at Stornoway Airport, which would benefit crews across Western Isles as well as HIAL fire crews. www.firescotland.gov.uk

Durham Constabulary has equipped all frontline personnel, including Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), with Body-Worn Video (BWV) cameras while carrying out their duties. The force introduced the cameras in August 2012, initially on a trial basis to officers in Bishop Auckland. Their use was then extended to cover response and neighbourhood officers across the force by April last year. The tiny cameras have proved so successful, however, that a further 200 have now been purchased and are being issued to all those working in a public-facing role.

Babcock and LFB welcome Boris to Beckton The first of two new multi-millionpound training centres for London’s firefighters, which were designed and developed by their training partner, Babcock, was officially opened by Mayor Boris Johnson on 9 June. The Emergency Services Training Centre at Beckton, and a second venue due to open later this year at Park Royal, mark the biggest modernisation of firefighter training in the capital for over a century.

(From L to R) Chairman for the LFEPA James Cleverly, Mayor Boris Johnson and LFB Commissioner Ron Dobson.

At 3200sqm, the indoor, 24-hour, all-weather Beckton site in East London houses centres of excellence for urban search and rescue (USAR) and incident command training, a ‘firehouse’ for real fire training and classroom facilities. Guests including the Mayor, were able to experience all areas of the training site and watch trainers carry out demonstrations of its capability. Boris Johnson said, “This gold standard facility will help London Fire Brigade to deliver a world class service to Londoners. It is part of a multimillion pound modernisation programme to ensure the service and its staff are equipped with the very best kit to respond to the challenges of a growing 21st Century city.” These world class, environmentallyfriendly venues, are provided by

London Mayor Boris Johnson opens LFB’s Emergency Services Training Centre in Beckton.

London Fire Brigade’s training partner Babcock and replace the brigade’s Southwark Training Centre, which has been training firefighters since 1878 and no-longer fulfils the requirements of a modern fire and rescue service. www.babcockinternational.com/est

4x4 fleet boost for ambulance service A fleet of new 4x4 ambulances is set to hit roads in the West Midlands after West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) took delivery of 16 of the specially designed emergency vehicles. The new 4x4 Mercedes ambulances will give the trust much more capability to get to patients in difficult weather and muddy off-road conditions. It is planned that one of the 4x4 vehicles will be based at each ambulance hub around the region, able to be used the same as an everyday ambulance. Craig Cooke, WMAS Support Services Director, said, “The new vehicles will mean that for the first time we will have a full size ambulance with 4x4 capabilities. This investment in

new vehicles will help us provide high quality clinical services to people who suffer serious injuries or medical conditions when they are out and about on uneven and difficult to access terrain. This should improve the comfort and care to patients and offer a much better working environment for our staff.” Assistant Area Manager, Nigel Wells, said, “The new Mercedes 4x4 sprinter has been developed with staff and Mercedes to ensure they meet all the requirements of both the patient and the staff. The fully automatic 4x4 system is very simple to use and will give staff greater access to patients in challenging conditions. They will come into their own during the winter months and will add an extra

dimension to the ambulance service when responding to emergency calls.” The cost of one of the new 4x4 ambulances is £140,000 compared to £100,000 for a normal new twowheel drive ambulance. www.wmas.nhs.uk

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City of London Police and Dyfed-Powys Police have joined Devon and Cornwall Police in signing up to use Airwave’s Pronto electronic notebook to facilitate their move towards paperless policing. Pronto is a fully functional electronic notebook and application suite, which gives officers the ability to access vital backend systems from the frontline. They can key in information at the point of need and then reuse the information digitally for the full range of policing processes that are available through the Pronto suite of applications. The rollouts will be managed and delivered by Airwave’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kelvin Connect.

UK’s first wireless 999 centre chooses Sennheiser Sennheiser, a global leader in premium headset and UC solutions, has been chosen by Leicestershire Police to provide hardware for the UK’s first wireless 999 centre, which will now use its DW series of wireless headsets following a continuing review and improvement process to upgrade mission critical equipment.

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The DW series headset was recommended by Sennheiser to fulfil requirements that included all-day comfort and durability, exceptional clarity and reliability, the ability to allow workers to ‘hot-desk’ from any PC workstation and a future-proof solution in the event that the force moves to a PC-based softphone system. Three-month trial Following a three-month trial where the DW Series was used during live 999 calls, Sennheiser supplied a total of 420 DW headsets and 120 base units to the Leicestershire police, who chose the double-sided variant as the most appropriate for its operators.

“The DW series met the requirements but we had to be certain that a wireless headset solution would be completely reliable,” said Jane Timms, Purchasing Manager at Leicestershire Police. “In a situation where a caller is reporting an on going emergency with life or death consequences, we cannot have a communications failure. The trial ran perfectly and overcame our initial reservations so we went ahead with the order.” The DW series has proven so successful that additional units have also been acquired for the force’s mobile video van. www.sennheiser.co.uk

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The UK fire and rescue service has won a Big Society award for its ground-breaking work with young people to educate about fire prevention and tackle anti-social behaviour. The award from the Prime Minister recognises a range of initiatives the service operates across the country, including the Prince’s Trust Team programme, the FireFit programme, which encourages participation in sport and cultural activities, and the nationally recognised Fire Cadet scheme, which was started in Cheshire in 1992. www.cfoa.org.uk www.bigsocietyaward.org

The National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) has become the first ever ambulance organisation to be awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark for its excellent delivery of teaching and learning. Based in Wiltshire, NARU’s Education Centre trains ambulance staff to save lives in the most difficult of circumstances. The delivery team works closely with other emergency services and other health professionals to ensure they keep up to date with new initiatives and equipment. NARU also uses external ‘subject experts’ when needed to ensure that the learners are given the best possible experience. http://naru.org.uk

The Fire Service College has entered into a strategic partnership with awarding organisation SFJ Awards. The agreement will see the college’s range of courses, designed specifically for the sector covering topics from fire prevention to leading teams at major incidents and everything in between, including compartment fire training, officially accredited by SFJ Awards. The college will also offer new courses developed by SFJ Awards.

London Air Ambulance unveils new look rapid response cars London Air Ambulance has unveiled its new fleet of ŠKODA Octavia vRS Estate rapid response cars. Bringing uniformity to the London’s Air Ambulance fleet, the new cars, which operate at night, in adverse weather conditions or as back up in major incidents, will now sport the same red livery as its iconic helicopter, and are also emblazoned with high visibility Battenberg strips required on emergency vehicles. The new high performance and low emission cars are fast, robust and are fitted with additional safety features for emergency blue light driving. London Air Ambulance’s Physician Response Unit (PRU) also has a new ŠKODA Superb 4x4 Estate, which will act as a back up trauma car in adverse weather conditions – thanks to its intelligent all-wheel drive system and exceptional level of grip. Two new ŠKODA Yeti crossovers, which support the service’s fundraising activities, have also had the makeover. Graham Hodgkin, Chief Executive Officer, London’s Air Ambulance, said, “We want the cars to be as easily identifiable as London’s Air Ambulance, providing visual awareness of our work. This will also help the public recognise that the cars are

with a committed high level of service that is vital for important medical response teams.” Martin Gay, Regional Contract Hire and Leasing Manager at ŠKODA Fleet Sales, added, “We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with London’s Air Ambulance. ŠKODA vehicles have continually proved popular within the emergency services and the latest additions will offer one of the capital’s vital medical support networks, the ideal combination of exceptional space, durability and versatility.” http://londonsairambulance.co.uk

Generous donation to Lowland Rescue search dogs Lowland Rescue teams have received a generous donation from Sniffer Dogs UK & International (SDUKI), to help towards training and equipment for search dogs.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) has teamed up with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to offer training exercises that test each agency’s response to road traffic collisions (RTCs). The courses focus particularly on interoperability partnerships and by working alongside the next generation of paramedics, SYFR hopes the mutual learning at these workshops will help significantly develop the care a casualty receives before reaching hospital, substantially driving down death rates in the county. http://syfire.gov.uk

part of the same charity and enable them to appreciate the value of the support they give.” Volkswagen Group Leasing was responsible for providing the affordable finance for the charity’s new vehicle acquisitions. Marco Capozzoli, Manager – Public Sector Sales at Volkswagen Group Leasing, explained, “We are delighted that London’s Air Ambulance has once again chosen models from the Volkswagen Group to extend its fleet. Our competitive proposition offers the charity a joined up service – finance, vehicles, delivery and aftersales care that is not only value for money, but is combined

SDUKI, a registered charity, raises funding for police and SAR dogs in the UK. SDUKI spokesperson Maggie Gwynne said, “SDUKI was set up in direct response to the slashing of

police budgets by successive governments. We aim to provide funding for any canine unit to help them maintain their operational resilience. We are now engaged with SAR units across the UK.” Recent donations by SDUKI have included £1000 of kit, including bespoke paramedic bags and a full set of torches, to Hampshire Search Dogs, and £500 for kit to Surrey Search and Rescue. Hugely effective Lowland Rescue’s Andy MacAuley says, “The generous donation from SDUKI will ease some of the burden on our dogs and handlers, who have to provide their own equipment as well as spend time fundraising on top of their training commitment. Air scenting dogs are a hugely effective way of finding vulnerable missing people in the quickest possible time, and this support will help us continue to develop that capability.”

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IAA turns up its voice for private ambulances The Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) isn’t three years old and yet it has already been recognised by government and the nation’s healthcare establishment as the leading trade organisation for the regulated private ambulance industry. The IAA’s views are being requested by regulators and policymakers and the association is helping to reshape the future emergency and urgent healthcare services. The question is now being asked, what next for the IAA? What does it do for an encore? David Davis, the IAA’s Director and creator, offers some answers. Words: David Davis, Director and creator, Independent Ambulance Association (IAA). In the years leading up to the formation of the IAA, in January 2012, private ambulance companies were being cast in the role of ‘cowboys’ and to some extent that was a valid description. However, the Government’s decision to regulate the sector a short while before had dramatically changed the rules. For the first time there was a level playing field for both the companies and the NHS ambulance trusts – each being legally required to meet the same compliance rules set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In the face of opposition from those that advocated self-regulation, the IAA established a policy that it would support the principle of regulation and not fight it. That remains the policy today and will continue to be the case as we move forward to the next phase of our development. The second early policy adopted by the IAA, which will not change, was to seek a better relationship with the NHS ambulance trusts; private ambulance companies were already the largest providers of patient transport services (PTS) to the NHS and were starting to make inroads into frontline emergency support and there was a recognition, albeit a grudging one in some quarters, that the public and private ambulance sectors would find it hard to survive without each other.

“We will demand to be treated equally and fairly because we strongly believe it is in the best interests of all patients.” Perfect opportunity At around the same time as the IAA emerged, the trusts had formed their own national coordinating body, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, so there was the perfect opportunity to get together. The IAA took the initiative and to the surprise of many ambulance industry watchers an agreement with AACE was announced to share information and collaborate on mutual issues in the best interests of patient care, safety and well-being. The two organisations now also meet regularly on various CQC advisory panels and while the formal relationship between them is still in its infancy there is realistic optimism on both sides that the talking will produce tangible results in the not too distant future.

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David Davis, Director and creator of the IAA (right), chats to a member of ambulance crew before he goes on duty.

Future stance on lobbying With these two cornerstone policies set in stone, one noticeable change will be the IAA’s future stance on lobbying. With the publication at the end of 2013 of The Vital Link, a 16-page booklet, the association has launched an information campaign aimed at every Member of Parliament and Peer about the critical role private ambulances have in the healthcare economy; this was followed up earlier this year with a paper entitled A Private Perspective on Ambulance Services in England, targeting those critics in Parliament, the public healthcare establishment and particularly those in the media, who largely misunderstood and therefore misrepresented the sector. Providing factual information to healthcare legislators and regulators is paying dividends for the IAA. Its annual conference attracted the most influential group of speakers from the NHS to address a private ambulance event, each endorsing the sector’s role in the current and future emergency and urgent care services. But there was a moment during the presentations, lasting no longer than 30 seconds, which will prove to be even more relevant in the future. As delegates remarked afterwards it was clearly a deliberate comment, from one of the speakers, a senior NHS commissioner in London, who had told them, “Don’t wait for the ambulance trusts to come to you…go to them now and tell them what you can do for them… they need your help… partnerships are likely and relationships are key.”

Those 34 words were poignant for the ambulance industry. The companies which, just a few short years ago, were being branded in Parliament as the ‘back door’ to privatisation of the NHS, were at long last being officially invited to come in from the cold. New found confidence Probably the most noticeable change in the future IAA lobbying strategy will be the tone of its voice. It has already been turned up a notch, reflecting not an air of cockiness but a new found confidence that it now has the same right as the NHS ambulance trusts to be heard by CQC management on issues such as registration fees and the new compliance regime for ambulance services; by the Department of Health on closing a loophole in the law, which enables unregistered ambulance companies to be on duty at public events; and by transport and police experts considering exempting independent ambulance companies from prosecution for speeding while on emergency ‘blue light’ journeys. The independent ambulance industry will never step out of our station in life by disrespecting the NHS but we will demand to be treated equally and fairly because we strongly believe it is in the best interests of all patients. www.iaauk.org

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Fit to fight? Evidence for a minimum occupational fitness standard for UK fire and rescue service personnel In February’s edition of Emergency Services Times, Justin Johnston, Chair of CFOA’s FireFit Steering Group and Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, explored a range of personal thoughts and issues on the highly topical matter of firefighter fitness. Justin also highlighted the forthcoming research from CFOA’s FireFit Steering Group and the University of Bath, which was commissioned to specifically look at the physical demands placed upon UK Firefighters. Although Bath University’s perspective on the project doesn’t provide us with the complete picture to which Justin alluded, it does represent a significant step forward in terms of our understanding of UK firefighter fitness. Words: Andy Siddall PhD and James Bilzon PhD, Department for Health, University of Bath. Justin Johnson’s article earlier this year highlighted issues related to the age and fitness of UK firefighters and advocated a more detailed, ‘highly nuanced’ understanding of the full spectrum of firefighter health and lifestyle issues, such as the impact of shift patterns, lifestyle habits, gender based issues and the cumulative effects of exposure to airborne pollutants to name a few.

An occupational physiology team, based in the Department for Health at the University of Bath, has been working in partnership with the FireFit Steering Group and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) over the last two years. The study, specific to UK firefighters, demonstrates that

a single minimum cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2 max) standard of 42.3mLkg-1min-1 would help ensure safe and effective operational performance in UK fire and rescue service personnel.

“This research represents a significant step forward in terms of our understanding of UK Firefighter fitness.” Physical demands analysis Over a two-week period in April 2013, 62 firefighters were put through their paces at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, during a study that became the largest of its kind ever completed in Europe. Participating operational firefighters performed a number of standardised tasks preendorsed to simulate the minimum physical demands expected of any operational firefighter.

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The tasks, by definition, were required to be essential for every firefighter, use standard fire and rescue service equipment and have a high level of simplicity and control.

Instead of typical breathing apparatus, however, firefighters wore a facemask and monitoring device, pre-calibrated to assess their oxygen uptake. A study of this nature is known as a ‘physical demands analysis’; an investigation designed to quantify the physical demand a given task or activity places on the body. This represents the ‘gold standard’ method for assessing the physical demands of a job, and by definition, allows an occupational fitness standard to be objectively established. A real concern From an occupational physiologists perspective, fitness is a paradigm that primarily relates to safety. Possessing the physical capacity to cope with the demands of the job is equally as important as any other factor, including the availability of appropriate protective equipment, both for the safety of the employee, their colleagues and the public they serve. Unfortunately, lower levels of fitness are associated with higher levels of exertion, which may not only lead to failure to perform work safely, but also increase the risk of musculoskeletal injury and/or a serious cardiac event. Indeed, the majority of on-duty fatalities are related to cardiovascular disease and occur during, or immediately following, an emergency response. The risks associated with sudden physical exertion among unfit personnel, is a very real concern. It is all too easy to assume that a physically active occupation maintains physical readiness for the job. This is not necessarily the case with intermittently active occupations. With such a

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physically and mentally arduous occupation, often unpredictable in nature and duration, we cannot shy away from the obvious legal and moral obligation to objectively assess physical fitness and help protect our UK firefighters. Fitness standards and health profile It was some years before the Moreton trial that questions were posed by the FireFit Steering group (now a sub-group of CFOA) regarding: occupational fitness standards, based specifically on the demands of a UK firefighter; and an investigation into what the health profile of a firefighter looks like, instead of reviewing data from other international services as had been the case previously. Jointly funded by CFOA and the Fire Research and Training Trust, two adjacent projects began to tackle these two aims.

firefighter, use standard fire and rescue service equipment and have a high level of simplicity and control. Sixteen different UK fire and rescue services recruited male, female, retained and wholetime firefighters ranging from 21 to 63 years of age. Those participating were given surveys to assess the validity of the tasks they had performed, and tasks that received adequate validity were then used to derive the fitness standard.

Positives gleaned In addition to the work completed so far, some positives can be further gleaned for the service’s future. Our ongoing work using a UK fire and rescue service national health and lifestyle survey has indicated interesting associations between lifestyle habits and health and well-being in the workforce. Also, tasks used in the physical demands analysis, which are easily replicable on a drill ground, have a designated minimum pace and could, currently, function as key resources for training exercises for any firefighter on station. A technical report of our research, alongside a recommended guidance document released via CFOA, is aimed for completion this Summer. However, with further investigation the designed tasks could also be validated as physical readiness tests for the job itself, taking surrogate place of laboratory based exercise testing with actual fire fighting tasks. This, and further investigation of the health profile of fire and rescue service employees will provide a package of resources and advice to enhance the safety of the UK fire and rescue service as a whole. We believe the research completed thus far has made some important first steps towards a holistic understanding of what keeps firefighters safe and healthy during, and long after, a career in service. www.firefitsteeringgroup.co.uk www.bath.ac.uk/health/research/ sport-health-exercise-science

“With such a physically and mentally arduous occupation, often unpredictable in nature and duration, we cannot shy away from the obvious legal and moral obligation to objectively assess physical fitness and help protect our UK firefighters.� The background work to reach the demands analysis was extensive. A panel of organisation experts from around the UK, with 12-28 years of experience in the service, guided and endorsed the design, best practice and minimum acceptable pace for all tasks in a year long consultation process. The tasks, by definition, were required to be essential for every

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NEAS appoints Senior fire officer hopes award Chief Executive will inspire other women Fire Brigade’s Assistant to improve and London Commissioner Dany Cotton, the UK’s most senior woman fire officer, develop the beat off stiff competition to be awarded the ‘Women in Public Serservice vice’ Award at the recent First The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has announced the appointment of Yvonne Ormston as its new Chief Executive. Yvonne has more than 30-years' experience of working in the NHS locally, and was most recently the Deputy Chief Executive of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. Yvonne said, “I am delighted and honoured to be joining NEAS as the new Chief Executive. It is a very strong organisation and has a great track record in providing high quality services to the people of the North East.

Women Awards. The awards recognise senior level businesswomen and professionals. Dany, who has worked for London Fire Brigade for 26 years, is Assistant Commissioner for Operational Assurance. A proactive advocate for women in the fire and rescue service, Dany regularly speaks publicly to inspire women to consider a career in the fire service. She said, “When I first joined the brigade in 1988 several of my male colleagues made it very clear they didn’t want to work with a woman and I felt I had to work twice as hard to succeed. “Fortunately, attitudes have changed a lot since then, but there is still a perception out there that women can’t be firefighters. I’m thrilled to have won this award, and hope it goes some way towards showing women what they can achieve in the fire service.”

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said, “As well as being one of the finest fire officers in the country, Dany is a fantastic role model to all women firefighters, as well as to any women considering the fire service as a career. “I am extremely pleased that Dany has been named as the top ‘Woman in Public Service,’ it is a fantastic achievement and I am proud that she continues to inspire all firefighters, both men and women alike.” http://fwa.realbusiness.co.uk http://www.london-fire.gov.uk

Paramedic receives Police National Bravery Award “I'm particularly looking forward to working with the Board and meeting the staff at NEAS, who are its greatest asset, and for whom I have the utmost respect. My priority will be to see how I can support them further in the work that they do. I am also keen to work with patients and other key stakeholders to explore how, by working together, we can further improve and develop services.” Yvonne's previous posts include Locality Director for Northumberland Care Trust, and Chief Executive of Gateshead Primary Care Group. Ashley Winter, Chairman of NEAS, said, “The Board are delighted to have secured such an experienced NHS Director, who knows the North East health economy so well. We are confident that Yvonne has the necessary skills and experience to lead the service through the increasing challenges that face the NHS and NEAS in particular.” Yvonne will officially take up the appointment on 1 October 2014. www.neas.nhs.uk

A South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) paramedic has been awarded a prestigious bravery award for his actions in disarming a man in Hailsham, East Sussex, last year. Gary Criddle, a paramedic based at Hailsham Ambulance Station in East Sussex, was presented with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) National Bravery Award at a ceremony in Harrogate on 19 June. It was on driving back to base in the early hours of the morning in June 2013 that Gary and his crewmate were stopped by a man who suddenly leapt in front of their ambulance. When winding down the window to check what he wanted, the man suddenly produced a gun and pointed it at Gary. They quickly drove to a safe position and put in a call to the police. Gary said, “A regular part of our job is calming people down and persuading them, so I walked back to the man and did just that. Despite the man’s threats, fortunately, he calmed down and dropped the gun to the ground.”

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Sally Booth has joined the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal as Fundraising Manager to boost revenue income, identify new opportunities and develop new supporter relationships. Sally has 15 years’ experience in the areas of philanthropy services and CSR consultancy. www.helpappeal.com

Bristol Uniforms has announced the appointment of Philip Tasker as the company’s UK Sales Director. Philip, who joined Bristol in 2001 as UK Sales Manager, is appointed director in recognition of his key contribution to both new business development and the growth of the business over the past 12 years. www.bristoluniforms.co.uk

Chief Constable Mick Creedon of Derbyshire Constabulary has appointed two new Assistant Chief Constables. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Gary Knighton will remain in post as Head of Operational Support while Detective Chief Superintendent Martyn Bates, from South Yorkshire Police, will become Assistant Chief Constable (Crime and Territorial). www.derbyshire.police.uk

Denbighshire County Councillor Meirick Lloyd Davies has been re-elected as the Chair of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority while Conwy County Councillor Peter Lewis MBE was also re-elected, as the Deputy Chair. www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk

Lewis Benjamin has been appointed as temporary Deputy Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police with effect from 4 August 2014. He will replace DCC Neil Brunton who retires in September. www.warwickshire.police.uk

SECAmb Chief Executive Paul Sutton said, “Gary’s actions were extremely brave and well beyond what we would expect of him. He de-escalated the incident quickly and calmly and we are very proud that he has received such a high profile award.” Chief Inspector Gary Pike of Sussex Police, Wealden District, said, “We admire this example of the initiative and courage of our colleagues in other emergency services, with whom we are proud to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, helping to protect our communities.” www.secamb.nhs.uk

Following the appointment of Janette McCormick as the next Deputy Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary, on 7 July, just two days later Chief Constable Simon Byrne named two new Assistant Chief Constables as Guy Hindle and Mark Roberts. www.cheshire.police.uk

The Sussex Police and Crime Panel has confirmed the appointment of Giles York as the new Chief Constable of Sussex Police. Giles has been temporary Chief Constable for Sussex Police since March this year. www.sussex.police.uk

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Global gathering impress at blue and amber light fleet show The last 10 years has seen some major changes in UK policing – many of them obvious, not all of them positive – which have seen the ‘thin blue line’ being stretched tighter than ever, according to many fleet managers interviewed at this year’s Blue and Amber Light Fleet Exhibition, aka the National Police Fleet Manager’s Show (NAPFM). So, ‘survival of the fittest’ would be an appropriate theme for the June 2014 event, which was held in the Telford Exhibition Centre in early June, with the familiar – albeit shrinking – mix of manufacturers and importers. Words: Roger Blaxall, Motoring Correspondent. The last decade has seen a dramatic cull of manufacturers in the UK emergency services marketplace. Some, like MG Rover, simply went out of business, while others have withdrawn from the marketplace, with just two Japanese manufacturers now joining 11 from Europe and one from Korea in police vehicle sales. Now, German, French, Japanese, Swedish, Korean and British (in name only) machines form the mainstay of UK police fleets with closer examination revealing it’s very much a case of German domination in cars and, by and large, French, German and Turkish manufacturers leading the way in light commercial sales. And of the Germans, two manufacturers – BMW and the VW Audi Group (representing Audi, SEAT, Skoda and VW) – are very much in the ascendant, while Mercedes Benz are hoping to re-enter the lucrative market again soon after a five year absence. French manufactured cars and vans from Peugeot are holding their own thanks to a massive capital investment by parent group PSA that has seen a swathe of new models, including the 208, 308 and new Partner and Boxer ranges.

Volvo displayed a turnkey car fresh from the Swedish police, which is built on a customised production line in Gothenburg.

The Swedes? Volvo has also benefited from massive investment by new Chinese owner Geely. And Korea’s Hyundai is continuing to grow its market share and is now a significant player in a number of fleet, including the Met and forces in the North West of England. Ford, Vauxhall, Peugeot and Jaguar Land Rover were representing the UK – read on for more in an A-Z (well, A-V) round up of this year’s show. Audi impresses Police officers nationwide will soon be putting Audi’s impressive new Q5 to the test; the sports utility took pride of place on the company’s stand and looks like being a popular addition to Audi’s police fleet demo offering.

A 3.0-litre tdi 245ps SE Quattro STronic will soon be on trial with a number of forces whose feedback will be vital in gauging its viability; Audi has seen impressive year on year growth in the high profile police marketplace after Mercedes Benz withdrew some five years ago. The unique Quattro drive train and diesel power are just two of the reasons forces nationwide use the cars in a variety of front line covert and overt roles – the demonstrator has been fitted with 360degree visibility, discreet lighting and a siren for covert operational use. Audi, like all other manufacturers, play 999 sales close to their chest, although it’s thought at least 10 forces in the UK are enthusiastic customers with both A4 and A6 models proving their worth in a variety of marked and unmarked road policing roles. BMW remains popular The biggest stand at the show? That honour belonged to BMW, which had a lot to exhibit in terms of new models and new concepts for the police and fire and rescue service. Everything from the diminutive new electric i3 to the mighty BMW X5 in a variety of guises was on display, with the latter one of the most popular fleet members with forces like Lancashire where it is used in a number of frontline roles with total reliability. Chris Malkin, Lancashire Constabulary’s Fleet Manager, said, “We fuel them, top them up with oil and let them do what they’re supposed to. They are an excellent machine and tailor-made for firearms and road policing roles.” BMW 3 and 5 series models remain popular for road policing while the MINI is making its mark in a small variety of ‘back office’ roles. The One D, in particular, is a stylish small hatchback with mini running costs and maximum street cred. BMW boasts it produces ‘the right vehicle for any situation’ and it’s hard to argue with that. Ford LCVs in the spotlight For many years Ford has been a frontrunner in many UK 999 fleets although Vauxhall and latterly Hyundai have challenged that dominance. With a new Mondeo and updated Focus waiting in the wings, Ford put the emphasis on its growing light commercial range for this year’s show with the Tourneo, Fiesta van and new Transit all sharing the spotlight. Most impressive was the latest addition to the Transit range, its huge 17-seater minibus, which although in civilian specification showed the potential of the newcomer. It was a tale of two manufacturers in hall two

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where Honda and Hyundai were next to each other. Ten years ago, Honda made the running with a number of cars in UK forces thanks to its manufacturing facilities in Swindon; the CR V, Civic and Accord were bought for their reliability, economy and longevity. Now, the company offers just three models for 999 services: the new CR V, with its brilliant 1.6 diesel engine; the new diesel Civic, with the same engine; and latest Accord tourer, with the mighty 180 PS diesel power plant. Honda is now developing a new range of threecylinder high power petrol engines and it will be interesting to see if these new power plants filter through for use in police models. The good news just keeps on coming from Hyundai, which is now an established player with its i20, i30 and i40 models all in diesel form ‘force’s favourites’ with customers including the Met, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester all convinced converts. Police fleet sales specialist Gavin Thompson has been instrumental in promoting Hyundai, building up an excellent reputation for taking on board ‘bouquets and brickbats’ from fleet managers. That has seen stronger clutches engineered for the i30 estates and more robust door pulls for the same models – small but important changes in a car, which performs consistently well on the front line. Also on display was a Cambridgeshire i40 tourer with 50,000 miles on the clock, which scrubbed up really well on the stand. Candidly, Thompson admitted why Hyundai won’t be moving into HATO and firearms territory dominated by machines like the BMW X5. The company’s Santa Fe hasn’t the muscle to rival the 240 PS of the mighty German machine, he admitted.

Cambridgeshire’s Hyundai i40 tourer scrubbed up well.

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ESTVEHICLES | 17 What does the future hold for Jaguar Land Rover? With just two vehicles on display, some think Jaguar Land Rover is in danger of pricing itself out of its traditional market with its next big decision to replace the venerable Defender, while the Discovery is being succeeded soon with a new sportier and no doubt more expensive model. Jaguar, too is a pale reflection of what it used to be even 10 years ago, although a new saloon – to rival the BMW 3 series, Mercedes Benz C Class and Audi A4 models – gives some hope of the company reasserting its presence in the 999 market. Talking of Mercedes Benz, it is currently preparing to re-enter the 999 market with a number of models being examined by the Home Office for appropriate accreditation. It looks like the E class will be offered for road policing, with the powerful diesel option, while its commercial range still has a lot to offer with models including the Citan, Vito and the new Sprinter. It has been 40 years since Mitsubishi (then known as the Colt Car Company) launched in the UK and around 10 since its muscular Shogun range started to make its mark in Highways Agency fleets. That dominance is continuing today, the company wisely leaving changes to a minimum; the latest 3.2 diesel machines are cleaner and greener but as roomy, reliable and capable as ever. Shoguns can run for up to 250,000 miles with regular servicing, never missing a beat on the HATO frontline – when they’re disposed of Mitsubishi’s purpose built emergency service facility simply strips out all the policing kit and then refurbishes and re-installs it in a new model. A further highlight on the company’s stand was its new Outlander PHEV, a purpose built cross roader with a twist. Electric power from a generator run by a 2.0-litre petrol engine makes it one of the greenest all wheel drive models in the 999 marketplace – and a compelling game changer for green thinking fleet managers.

“Mercedes Benz is currently preparing to re-enter the 999 market with a number of models being examined by the Home Office for appropriate accreditation.” MG waiting in the wings MG Motor as it’s now known has not committed to the police car market – yet. Although a sole MG6 is now serving with the West Midlands Fire Service, EST understands that a police sales consultant visited the Longbridge factory recently, as the company – now part of mega Sino outfit SAIC – contemplates openings with police and fire fleets. The biggest hurdle at the moment is its high CO2 emission figures although recent engineering changes to the MG6 diesel has lowered them somewhat while the sporty MG3 looks like it would make a great urban police car.

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BMW had a lot to exhibit in terms of new models and new concepts for the police and fire and rescue service.

Waiting in the wings is its CS sports utility, a first for MG, that’ll launch in 2015. SAIC also owns LDV and is re-building the old Maxus in updated form in a number of far eastern plants in LHD and RHD; can it be a matter of time before the firm looks at re-entering the police personnel carrier and general purpose van marketplace? Peugeot policing performance Peugeot still has substantial interests in the UK and is literally getting a grip on a section of police car sales thanks to the innovative Grip Control fitted on its 2008 and 3008, which adds around £100 to the cost of a police car – a real ‘no brainer’ for police fleet managers. The other newcomer was the car of the year, its 308 hatch, soon to be joined by a roomy and comfortable estate version with some very clever three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Two left field choices for covert policing were on display too – the feisty 208 GTi and the imposing 508, the pinnacle of the company’s UK range. Also taking a bow were latest versions of the Partner and Boxer van range. SEAT hasn’t really capitalised on the desirability of its UK model range in the UK with police fleets over the last few years. As the sporty arm of the VW Audi family, models of interest to police fleet managers were the Leon range and the Alhambra MPV, which after its 2011 launch, was in demand in a number of police transport ‘shuttle’ roles. Skoda though is still very much making a play for police and paramedic fleet custom; on show was a new purpose built Eibach sprung suspension system for the latest Octavia Scout 4x4 ambulance to cater for a higher payload. Its sports orientated vRS range is also used by a number of forces for overt and covert road policing duties in hatch and estate variants. HATO spec VW Touareg A highlight of the VW stand was an imposing Touareg concept for the Highways Agency whose vehicles are a familiar sight on UK motorways. Based on the accomplished 3.0 tdi, the vehicle has been tailored to exacting HATO specification and finished in its striking livery. VW Group’s Steven Cowell said, “HATO have some fairly specific requirements for their vehicles, which in turn has taken some development work on our behalf to get a vehicle built to its exacting specification.

“This includes the approval for some of the additional fitted equipment; it’s not unknown for HATO officers to tow HGVs onto the hard shoulder to keep the motorway running smoothly, and while the Touareg has a hefty 3.5-tonne towing capacity we still had to develop a specific NATO style tow bar with enough ‘pulling’ capacity for rapid recovery of heavy vehicles from the carriageway.”

The personnel carrier conversion of Vauxhall’s Movano was one of the biggest vehicles on show, displayed with a full complement of police kit.

Big news from Vauxhall Big news from Vauxhall was just that – the new bigger Vivaro range. Over the last few years it’s been a credible rival to the Ford Transit and now, for 2014, even more so. It made its debut in a number of guises; while Vauxhall has lost out to rival Hyundai in the patrol car market, the new Vivaro could well take an even greater market share thanks to a comprehensive makeover, which makes it leaner, greener and more refined. Meanwhile, the personnel carrier conversion of the Movano was one of the biggest vehicles on show, displayed with a full complement of police kit. The company also showed its latest version of the Corsa five-door, Astra and Insignia, the latter now available in all wheel drive and dubbed the Country Tourer, along with the electric Ampera. Finally, Volvo is still vying for attention in a number of overt and covert roles with the firm displaying a turnkey car fresh from the Swedish police, which is built on a customised production line in Gothenburg. Unique features for police specification cars show just how well thought out they are, with a number of bespoke interior and exterior features. These include 17in alloys, bigger brakes, special speed rated tyres, stronger shock absorbers, unique harder wearing upholstery and extra cup holders for covert use – you could say they were fitted out to a tea, sorry tee. Also on display was a bespoke XC70 from the company’s Swedish police car production line. www.napfmevent.org.uk

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Fundraiser juggles multi-agency roles The phrase ‘not enough hours in the day’ was coined for people like 26-year-old Dan Perager! Full-time firefighter Dan, from Walsall, dedicates up to 12 hours a week volunteering as a West Midlands Police Special Constable, while Birmingham Children’s Hospital have made him a fundraising ‘Ambassador’ in recognition of his tireless charity work. And he still finds time to pop up on our TV screens as an extra! Emergency Services Times (EST): What spurred you on to become a volunteer Special Constable? Dan Perager (DP): When I was 18 I applied for both the police and the fire service and was lucky enough to be successful with both applications. It was a close call but as a child I’d always dreamed of being a fireman so chose that career route – but I was still interested in police work so was offered the chance to be a Special Constable and fit my tours of duty around my work schedule. It’s a great balance for me.

RTCs as a firefighter so my knowledge of crash scenes and consideration of the hazards come to the fore when deployed at such incidents as a Special. It can advise on keeping colleagues and the public safe. On the flip side, when attending fires we believe are suspicious having knowledge of scene preservation gained through the police comes in handy so potentially crucial evidence isn’t lost or contaminated. I’ve also visited many properties as a Special that still don’t have smoke alarms so I can pass on fire service details to the occupants so they can get one fitted.

EST: How varied is your Specials work; what kinds of things have you been involved with? DP: I’m now part of the Community Action Priority Team (CAPT) at Bilston Police Station – tackling local emerging issues and assisting operations. I have taken part in many things during my six years as a Special like drug raids, search warrants, and shifts with emergency response crews. I also worked during the Olympics – I received a certificate of recognition and an Olympic medal – and was also on duty during the 2011 riots. I’m hoping to move into CID. It’s a really mixed bag and you get experience of many different departments.

EST: Do you see a difference in the public’s perception of you in both roles? DP: The favourite aspect of my Specials role is neighbourhood policing and mixing with the community…but I think people see firefighters as more approachable. When out in the fire engine, or at incidents, people are generally friendly and families with young children will wave as you pass them. When in my police uniform, though, people tend to avoid eye contact and seem apprehensive to approach me for a general chat unless they’re reporting crime or anti-social behaviour. As I am often attached to neighbourhood police teams one of their main goals is to get to know local people and to understand any concerns they have – they want people to stop them for a natter. You’ll often hear parents say to their children “look it’s a policeman…if you don’t behave he’ll take you away” – I know they’re only joking but the last thing you want is children to be scared of police officers because if they’re lost or if there’s an emergency you want them to run to you. That said, a lot of people are very forthcoming and respectful to me in my police role. Police cuts means resources are more stretched than perhaps they were but officers I know never stop and it’s job after job after job. But not only that, the incidents they attend, without a second’s thought is bravery at its highest order. People say my job [as a firefighter] is heroic and brave, and yes that is true when we’re called upon, but the role of a police officer is without a shadow of a doubt as brave and heroic as ours.

“People say my job [as a firefighter] is heroic and brave, and yes that is true when we’re called upon, but the role of a police officer is without a shadow of a doubt as brave and heroic as ours.” EST: Have you attended incidents as a Special where you’ve encountered firefighter colleagues? DP: I’ve attended several fires where police assistance was needed to set up cordons and some RTCs (Road Traffic Collisions) where I’ve helped manage traffic flow while fire crews free victims and recover vehicles. I’ve surprised and confused a few fire colleagues – ones who didn’t know about my police volunteering – when I’ve turned up at scenes in my police uniform! EST: Does being a firefighter help in your Specials role and vice versa? DP: Undoubtedly, yes. I’ve attended countless

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EST: Have you ever stepped in when off duty to deter crime or help a member of the public? DP: Yes I have on many occasions: most recently helping a tram conductor who was getting grief from a group of teenagers and helping a child who couldn’t find their parents in town. EST: Alongside your charity work and day job(s) it sounds like there aren’t enough hours in the day? DP: Our fire service shift pattern is four on four

off… so my rest days are ample time to fit in police volunteering, charity work… and a bit of support acting! I’m signed up with an agency that supplies the BBC so if you see someone who looks like me on Doctors every now and again, then yes that is me! EST: Could you volunteer with the ambulance service in some capacity to achieve the blue light services hat-trick? DP: I’m not sure I’d have time for that – but I do charity work for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and in the last two years have raised £17,000. I was made a Hospital Ambassador last year; I represent the hospital at local events, give talks and collect cheques. A fire colleague and I were named the hospital’s Volunteers of the Year 2014! Our next big event is the Emergency Services Charity Ball on 30 August at Walsall’s The Village Hotel. There are still places left so anyone interested can drop me a line – you don’t have to be a Blue Light worker. EST: Would you recommend the Special Constabulary to other people? DP: I have done! To be able to protect and serve my community is an honour – being a Special is fulfilling, interesting, gives you an opportunity to meet new people and experience police life. www.west-midlands.police.uk This article first appeared in the WMPeople section of the West Midlands Police website: www.west-midlands.police.uk

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Satellite trackers speed up search for students in the Brecon Beacons The 26 team members from Brecon Mountain Rescue were practicing technical rescue techniques on a wet and windy Sunday in April when they received an emergency call for assistance from Dyfed Powys Police. They were alerted that a group of young students on their Duke of Edinburgh award expedition was in difficulty in the mountains. On arrival at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales at Dan-yr-Ogof it became clear that at least 23 young people were missing. The rescuers began mobilising. A large number of searchers would be needed to locate and safely evacuate the missing students. The 26 Brecon Mountain Rescue searchers, accompanied by colleagues from other teams, divided into smaller parties with each party taking a Globalstar SPOT Gen3 satellite tracker, thereby ensuring that the incident controller would have precise details about the location of each member of the rescue party. The poor weather conditions made position tracking critical to ensure the safety of the rescue teams, and to help find and rescue the children more quickly. However, it soon became apparent that there were actually 48 people unaccounted for and tracking became the key tool to efficiently organise the search. Global satellite network Brecon Mountain Rescue has been using the SPOT Gen3 pocket-sized device for rescue, tracking and messaging since early 2014. The SPOT system relies on a global satellite network, so it is ideal for environments where there is no mobile phone network. Also it dramatically reduces the rescuers’ reliance on traditional radio networks. Maypx adds a valuable layer of functionality to the SPOT satellite data, with Mapyx Quo mapping and Mapyx SARMAN (search and rescue management solutions), delivering a full search management, control system and tracking interface that ties into local Ordnance Survey maps, aerial imagery and even building plans. This type of mapping provides highly granular information on local terrain conditions as well as helpful local information, such as landmarks and features that typically do not appear on Google Maps. Combined with Mapyx software, SPOT automatically maps each team’s location without having to frequently check-in over the radio. This enables rescuers to focus exclusively on the mission at hand.

The SPOT Gen3 device dramatically reduces the rescuers’ reliance on traditional radio networks.

Brecon Mountain Rescue has been using the SPOT Gen3 pocket-sized device for rescue, tracking and messaging since early 2014.

Effectively deploying resources With accurate information at his fingertips, the Mountain Rescue controller was quickly able to make decisions about how and where to effectively deploy further resources. “Every second counts when saving lives. SPOT Gen3 gives search managers vital information to support planning and monitoring searches for missing persons,” said Dave Coombs, Deputy Team Leader, Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.

“Although we have only had SPOT Gen3 for a matter of weeks it has already proven its value in speeding search and rescue.” The rescue team located casualties using the rough coordinates provided by the young people when they called the police, and arranged for their medical assessment and evacuation. The Incident controller was able to direct further personnel to the location provided by the Spot Gen 3 tracker. At this very moment, another 999 call came through to the police requesting help to locate another group of Duke of Edinburgh students who were lost and very cold. Details were sketchy and the exact location was unknown. The use of SPOT trackers meant the coordinating controller knew the locations of all the search parties out in the field and it was straightforward to speedily deploy rescuers to

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search for the second group of missing children. The rescuers used a line search technique on foot to cover as much of the likely area as possible. This fast turnaround meant the team quickly found the group of four children suffering from hypothermia. Time was of the essence as two were very cold, another unconscious and another drifting in and out of consciousness. At this point the weather conditions were abysmal - with less than one metre visibility. A helicopter from RAF Chivenor had been despatched, but was unable to reach this site. By using the SPOT GPS data, the Brecon Rescue team was able to direct the team doctor and other medical personnel to the second rescue site to treat and evacuate the casualties. This had to be carried out on foot as the helicopter was unable to fly due to poor weather conditions. At the end of a very long day all casualties were safely evacuated. “Without SPOT Gen3 we could have been dealing with a tragic loss of life. Although we have only had SPOT Gen3 for a matter of weeks it has already proven its value in speeding search and rescue,” said Dave Coombs. Hardware and software Globalstar and Mapyx are working closely with Brecon Mountain Rescue to provide both hardware and software solutions to aid in their important work. By working closely with rescue team members, both organisations obtain valuable feedback that will result in further product enhancements tailored for emergency responders. http://international.findmespot.com www.mapyx.com www.breconmrt.co.uk

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Connecting the emergency community Ordnance Survey’s role goes from strength to strength in delivering geographical detail (especially address based data) to support emergency services across Great Britain. Whether it’s a major emergency response to a large flooding event or the tweaks that make an admin operation work seamlessly, OS data and know-how delivers support at every level. Take the change created at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). Historically, SFRS has maintained four major back-office systems that are critical to its operations; each coming with its own in-built address gazetteer. Manually updated, SFRS says the systems have been prone to: inconsistencies and errors; required an intense use of manpower to maintain; and, crucially, they’ve been difficult to connect within its four admin systems. In addition, it hasn’t been possible to represent records geographically on any GIS systems. Joined up thinking and action Ordnance Survey has enabled the creation of one comprehensive list of address data accessible with the click of a button. All records are assigned Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs), to allow records from different back-office systems to be linked. A process for handling any incorrect or missing address data has also been established. In addition, each record has been assigned special coordinate data, enabling all records to be represented on geographical information systems. SFRS has chosen AddressBase Premium, available to SFRS free at the point of use under the

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Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), as its primary source of gazetteer data. National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) attributes are still maintained in AddressBase Premium so the migration to the new system, says SFRS, has been seamless and there have been cost benefits too: a one-off saving of around £90,000 for purchase of data management software, and related savings of approximately £40,000 per annum on software licencing fees and cost of administration staff. Use of one master gazetteer means that any inaccuracies or data errors are reported and corrected at source. Use of the UPRN allows records with premises-related data to be shared easily with partners, neighbouring authorities and other emergency services, which is becoming a key feature at a much bigger scale. Ordnance Survey and Resilience Direct ResilienceDirect, owned by the Cabinet Office and supported by Ordnance Survey, enables emergency planners and responders to work together across their organisations and share

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has chosen OS’s AddressBase Premium as its primary source of gazetteer data..

information across agencies throughout the UK. The target audience is all the Category 1 and 2 Responders, government departments and agencies and other key organisations in the UK resilience community. It provides the resilience community with a common system that enables the timely, efficient and secure communication and exchange of information. For every level and every scale there is an Ordnance Survey solution. If you want more information visit the company’s stand at The Emergency Services Show or e-mail Andrew Cooling, Local Government and Emergency Services Sector Manager, Ordnance Survey, at andrew.cooling@ordnancesurvey.co.uk. www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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The Emergency Services Show has it all covered The free-to-attend Emergency Services Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-25 September, is aimed at all emergency services personnel and partnering agencies involved in emergency response, planning and recovery. Split into sections by equipment type, in the pages that follow find out what the 400+ exhibitors have in store for visitors. From cutting-edge equipment and technology to the latest training and techniques, the indoor and outdoor exhibitions, Emergency Response Zone, demos, free seminars and workshops have it all covered. Words: David Brown, Event Director, The Emergency Services Show For the first time, two free seminar programmes will run at this year’s event. Places will be available on a first come, first served basis in the theatres, which visitors will find conveniently located on the exhibition floor. The Innovation Seminar programme will cover the latest developments in PPE, wearable technology to improve emergency response and personnel safety, ambulance design, social media and mobile communications. The Interoperability Seminar programme, developed in partnership with the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP), will include case studies presented by Category 1 and 2 Responders, what the future holds for JESIP, details of multi-agency working, National Occupational Standards and the future role of Local Resilience Forums. The full seminar programmes will be published soon on the official show website (www.emergencyuk.com).

The Emergency Planning College (EPC) provides multi-agency and major incident training, consultancy and exercising for, and on behalf of the UK Cabinet Office – visit Stand P61.

Dedicated networking area The promotion of multi-agency working between the key emergency responders and their partner agencies remains the heart of the show, with a dedicated networking area – the Emergency Response Zone, sponsored by Draeger UK – featuring over 80 responding agencies, voluntary sector partners and NGOs. Running alongside The Emergency Services Show in private rooms located in the atrium will be a number of key meetings held by leading industry bodies. These include the Emergency Planning Society, which is holding an AGM on 24 September and its annual conference on 25 September. UK SAR Zone The UK SAR Zone brings together Mountain Rescue England & Wales, Association of Lowland Search & Rescue, British Cave Rescue Council,

RNLI, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and RAF Mountain Rescue to promote the search and rescue capabilities of the UK.

Association, Civil Air Patrol, Home Office ESMCP, Highways Agency. Seminar highlights: Janet McAvennie of the Highways Agency on the CLEAR Initiative (Collision, Lead, Evaluate, Act, Re-open). Inspector Tony Price, Leicestershire Police on Mobile Technology. Malcolm Peattie, Specialist Advisor at the Police CBRN Centre on Next Generation CBRN PPE.

A wide range of vehicles will be on display from Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd, including the New FJR1300 Pro specification motorcycle – visit Stand OS429.

Focus on Police From uniforms and body-worn cameras to patrol cars, floodlighting and mobile printers, this year’s Emergency Services Show will feature the mostwanted police kit and services. All ranks of police officers and control room staff are invited to attend to familiarise themselves with the latest equipment and network with other emergency responders. Among the 400 exhibitors are some of the most respected training providers in the industry including the College of Policing, the Tactical Training Centre (the nationally approved College of Policing firearms training facility), Training 4 Resilience, Emergency Planning College, Fire Service College, Blue Lamp Afloat, Emergency Response Driver Training, Babcock International and Serco. North Wales Police will also be sharing information about its training facilities. A road traffic incident will be simulated in the outdoor area where visitors can also meet with the Highways Agency and view the latest innovations from Yamaha, which include the FJR1300 pro specification motorcycle and the Dorset Police VX Patrol ProWC, kitted out with Bluetooth comms, GPS navigation and LED strobe. Emergency Response Zone highlights: British Association for Public Safety Communication Officials, British Association for Women in Policing, Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management, Metropolitan Police Service, National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners, National Association of Chaplains to the Police, National Ballistics Intelligence Service, Police National Search Centre and The Prince’s Trust, International Police

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Focus on Fire and Rescue A particular highlight of this year’s Emergency Services Show, which is open to all ranks throughout the fire and rescue service and industrial brigades, will be the first direct UK exhibition stand from the world’s biggest fire appliance and equipment manufacturer – Rosenbauer. Rosenbauer will be proudly showcasing its new UK pumping appliance and demonstrating the latest aerial appliance due for delivery into Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service – the world class Metz L32A XS turntable ladder. The latest versions of the Rosenbauer equipment and component ranges will also be on view with the market leading PPE, light portable pumps and the Argus Mi-TIC thermal imaging range. Visitors to the Dräger Stand can look forward to seeing innovative breathing apparatus and mask communication technologies, while Interspiro will be exhibiting its latest respiratory and auxiliary equipment for fire fighting, work in hazardous environments and professional diving. Ballyclare returns to the show in 2014 after a stunning year of growth and success as a larger company, having acquired the Lion firefighter business in the UK from the LHD Group.

Ballyclare returns to the show in 2014 – visit Stand J11.

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ESTESS2014 PREVIEW | 23 Charity Challenge Event – a fitness based challenge held over the two days of the show. To find out how to register read the full article in the Emergency Response Zone section of the ESS2014 Preview pages (page 85).

Ilasco with Keela is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of protective clothing solutions – visit Stand J13.

Attention on Bristol Uniforms stand will be on the ICP Technological Refresh programme plus the company’s latest firefighter PPE for structural and wildland fire fighting as well as USAR operations. Cold Cut Systems will be demonstrating the capabilities of the coldcut™ cobra cutting extinguisher in the outside area, where the Fire Service College’s new Mobile Carbonaceous Training Unit will also be in action. Find out why HAAGEN ‘s Attack™ Digital Fire Training System will play an important role to enhance the fire suppression training capabilities of the UK’s fire and rescue services and see VectorCommand demonstrating its multi-agency compact incident command unit and a new high tech trailer unit packed with the latest training equipment and assessment software. DuPont returns to this year’s Emergency Services Show to demonstrate its new outer shell fabric to the firefighter market, DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP, and FlamePro (UK) Ltd will be launching a new firefighter’s suit, which will feature an outer shell of TenCate’s latest PBI® development fabric – Gemini™ XTL. This unique fabric will also be on display on the TenCate Protective Fabrics Stand (H8). WH Bence has become one of the market leaders in supplying Type B pumping appliances to the UK fire market and will be unveiling its latest vehicles. Volvo Trucks’ vast range of reliable and durable quality commercial vehicle chassis for the fire and rescue services will also be in display, from

Volvo Trucks offers a vast range of reliable and durable quality commercial vehicle chassis for the fire and rescue services – visit Stand OS414.

the tough, agile, Volvo FL and FE to the highly flexible Volvo FM. West Midlands Fire Service will be demonstrating its new rescue pumps, developed as part of its strategic review of technical rescue, and its Brigade Response Vehicles (specially converted 4x4s which help to keep standard engines available for higher-risk jobs). With all emergency and rescue services reexamining how best to coordinate and respond to flooding events, several exhibitors will be exhibiting water rescue craft, all-terrain vehicles, flood barriers and rescue equipment such as wading poles. Finally, the Fire Fighters Charity is seeking participants to join them at The Fire Fighters

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Emergency Response Zone highlights: AA Special Operations, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, CFOA National Resilience, Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation, Environment Agency, Met Office, Government Decontamination Services, London Fire Brigade – National Operations Guidance Programme, Rail Industry Fire Association and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Road Haulage Association, Fire Fighters Charity, Fire Officers Association, Fire Brigades Union, Institution of Fire Engineers, British Fire Services Association. Seminar highlights: David Frodsham, Product Specialist at WL Gore & Associates on Balancing Thermal Protection and Heat Stress in Firefighter PPE. Matthew Wroughton, West Midlands Fire Service on 999Eye, a smartphone solution, enabling 999 callers to stream live footage into control rooms at point of call, highlighting key information about an incident. Focus on Paramedics All staff levels within the ambulance service and private ambulance operators are invited to attend to take advantage of the free training opportunities available at the show and familiarise themselves with the latest solutions in communications, emergency medical care, protective clothing and uniforms, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment and outsourcing. This year leading emergency medical equipment supplier SP Services (UK) Ltd is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of several new and exclusive products, including the company’s long standing and popular Parabag and Donway ranges. The SP Services stand will feature a host of new product lines and with show only offers, visitors are sure to bag a great deal from one of the leading suppliers of medical, first aid, ambulance paramedic and emergency rescue equipment. Visitors reviewing their training needs can speak to experts from A4MTS (independently-run ambulance training services) and Amputees in Action a unique agency providing the UK’s largest directory of professional amputee actors for emergency training simulations. On the CPDMe stand visitors can find out more about the online portfolio-building service and mobile application, designed for maintaining CPD logs. Laerdal, the creator of Resusci Anne, will be showing its recent innovations in quality CPR training and defibrillation. The company will also be unveiling its new patient simulator, SimMan 3G Trauma, which is designed to prepare the emergency responder for the realities of trauma care. Lewis’s Medical Supplies will be demonstrating the new FAST Responder IO (Intraosseous) device, Martek will be introducing the new Defibtech Lifeline PRO 3-Lead Defibrillator and PROACT

will be showcasing the IntuBrite Video Laryngoscope System. Prometheus will be displaying products including the Russell Chest Seal™, an emergency chest seal with integrated valve for open chest wounds, and the Prometheus Pelvic Splint, a one size fits all splint for the reduction and stabilisation of pelvic injuries. Finally, be sure to visit ZOLL to participate in the company’s infamous CPR Challenge competition.

Eagle International supplies ambulances and specialist vehicles to private medical and healthcare markets worldwide – visit Stand OS5.

Workshops: The College of Paramedics will be running a series of free Continual Professional Development (CPD) sessions, comprising a mix of 30-minute lectures and workshops. Topics covered will include burns, paediatric assessment, mental health, emergency childbirth, stepwise to airway management and paediatric ALS. All attendees will be provided with CPD certificates for inclusion in their portfolios. Emergency Response Zone highlights: Independent Ambulance Association, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), British Red Cross, National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), Public Health England, SADS UK, NASFAT, Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund, Ambulance Service Institute, BASICS, National Cycle Response Group and Unison.

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Welcome to Rosenbauer UK Rosenbauer UK plc is your source for technologically state-of-the-art fire and rescue appliances, aerial appliances, firefighting equipment, and extinguishing systems. Take advantage of over 145 years of experience in ground-breaking technology for fire and emergency services from Rosenbauer, who are now, for the first time in history, permanently based in the UK.

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Halfords: for all your cycle fleet needs Halfords has been working with emergency services since 2003 and now supplies bikes, accessories and maintenance packages to over 60 percent of the UK’s police forces and over 30 percent of the UK’s fire and rescue services. More recently Halfords has also been supplying bikes for the ambulance service. Vehicle consumables Halfords understands the importance of a bike fleet for today’s emergency services and is committed to providing tailored cycle fleet packages at fantastic prices to suit all needs. The company also helps support the requirement of replacement vehicle bulbs and wiper blades for a number of police services, in addition to regularly supplying vehicle consumables, sat nav and tools into the emergency services market.

Jaguar Land Rover: when you absolutely have to get there Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands. All of the company’s cars are engineered and designed in Britain. Jaguar Land Rover appreciates that blue light customers need the most reliable equipment when they’re dealing with critical situations. That’s why emergency services across the world depend on the tough versatility of its vehicles. As an approved provider on the Government Vehicle Purchase Framework, Jaguar Land Rover has worked closely with fire and rescue,

police and paramedic fleets for many years and has developed an expert understanding of the complexities of providing working vehicles to the sector. In today’s increasingly extreme and changeable weather conditions Land Rover continues to lead the way when you absolutely have to get there. www.landrover.co.uk www.jaguar.co.uk

Visit Jaguar Land Rover on Stand E61.

Rosenbauer raises the bar again A particular highlight of this year’s Emergency Services Show will be the first direct UK exhibition stand from the world’s biggest fire appliance and equipment manufacturer – Rosenbauer. Rosenbauer will be proudly showcasing its new UK pumping appliance and demonstrating the latest aerial appliance due for delivery into Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service – the world class Metz L32A XS turntable ladder. So why choose Halfords? Halfords provides a one stop solution to support cycle fleets with award winning, high quality bikes, built and safety checked in-store for free, plus a wide range of cycle accessories and clothing. Furthermore, there is a choice of competitively priced maintenance packages tailored to suit each individual organisation. Over 3000 qualified cycle technicians are in place across its 464 nationwide store network. Stores are open seven days a week and until 8pm weekdays providing customers with an excellent service and maximum convenience. To support this, Halfords has a dedicated and experienced Account Manager who specialises in ensuring professional support is available throughout, for all customers’ vehicle and cycle fleet needs.

Market leading products The latest versions of the Rosenbauer equipment and component ranges will also be on view with the market leading PPE, light portable pumps and the UK fire and rescue service’s favourite thermal imaging range, the excellent British made Argus Mi-TIC.

Advancements in technology Oliver North, Managing Director, Rosenbauer UK, said, “This year’s Emergency Services Show is of great importance to us at the Rosenbauer Group as we showcase our advancements in technology with the ultimate intention of raising the bar in terms of fleet and equipment quality and performance amongst the UK fire and rescue services. Since our recent high profile merge, our customer base will be able to see how keen, approachable and switched on we are to their ever changing demands.” www.rosenbauer.co.uk

Visit Rosenbauer UK on Stands C78, C82 & OS402.

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Visit Halfords Business Services on Stand D7.

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Show debutant Rossetts goes off-roading

SHB long-term fleet leasing

Also on display will be a Sprinter 4x4, showing the versatility of on/off road capabilities for companies who often have to work on rough terrain, muddy paddocks or in challenging weather conditions; it’s a vital requirement for many operators. While these users may not need to brave heavily rutted terrain, they certainly want the ability to transport tools, equipment and workers to locations that may be awkward to access without the reassurance that four-wheel drive brings. Exhibiting for the first time at The Emergency Services Show, Rossetts Commercials, a MercedesBenz dealer, will be exhibiting a very special all wheel-drive 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Developed by German specialist Oberaigner, Rossetts has been appointed as sole UK distributor for the vehicle, filling a gap in the 7.0-tonne van segment by combining a highly competitive payload capacity of up to 4.0-tonnes with exceptional ‘go anywhere’ capability. The 6x6 Sprinter on show is fitted with a Tipmaster tipping body. “The Oberaigner Sprinter’s outstanding traction makes it ideally suited to forestry and utilities work, as well as fire fighting and rescue operations,” says Van Sales Manager Mike Sanders.

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Visit Rossetts Mercedes-Benz on Stand OS13.

Vehicle chassis for every need Volvo Trucks offers a vast range of reliable and durable quality commercial vehicle chassis for the fire and rescue services, from the tough, agile, Volvo FL and FE to the highly flexible Volvo FM. The company understands the special requirements your vehicles must meet, so all its range is available with a large range of axle configurations, cabs, trims, horsepower ratings – all perfectly matched to a manual, automated or automatic gearbox. As a consequence of more than 45 years’ experience building fire fighting vehicle chassis and working with many of the UK’s leading bodybuilders and equipment suppliers, Volvo can create a vehicle specification that meets every option and variation you might require. Volvo’s cabs adhere to the Swedish cab test – the toughest yardstick in the industry – which are stricter and more comprehensive than current EU legislative requirements. “The new Volvo truck chassis range is easy to customise to suit every individual fire sector need.

SHB Hire Ltd is a family owned and operated company with over 46 years’ experience of hiring and managing specialist vehicles. It has one of the UK’s largest and most diverse hire fleets with over 11,000 vehicles and plant and has recently acquired the long-term hire activities of Hendy Hire. The company has Europe’s largest 4x4 hire fleet and is able to provide equipment on short, flexi, long-term and contract hire. Vehicles available include cars, standard and specialist LCVs and HGVs, plus specialist units such as mobility, refrigeration and those for highways maintenance and incident support. In addition, SHB Hire operates the UK’s largest golf buggy fleet, including stretcher versions.

It is an invaluable all-rounder that does an equally brilliant job whatever and wherever required,” said Richard Osborne, Key Account Manager for Volvo Trucks, UK and Ireland. Volvo can also offer competitive, flexible leasing agreements and a range of maintenance services to suit all budgets.

Mobile engineers Currently operating from 14 key locations covering the UK, the company will continue to expand its geographical footprint as its client base grows. SHB understands the importance of keeping your fleet on the road and, to support this, it operates a dedicated team of over 55 mobile engineers who are fully equipped to carry out on-site repairs and maintenance. SHB Hire is an established supplier to emergency services and provides products and services to the majority of the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services throughout the UK. At The Emergency Services Show SHB will be displaying its latest welfare van, Land Rovers and an example of its golf buggy models.

www.volvotrucks.com

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Visit Volvo Group UK Ltd on Stand OS414.

Visit SHB Hire Ltd on Stand OS85.

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Blue at heart Volvo Emergency Services Vehicles

Only Volvo Special Vehicles are factory-built to meet the unique demands of the Emergency Services There’s the tougher chassis, designed to handle larger payloads and higher speeds. Reinforced alloy wheels with bigger brakes. Plus the additional wiring loom and fuse box for Emergency Services equipment. These are just some of the features you’ll find factory-fitted on our 2015 Volvo V60, V70, S80 and XC70 models, available as Police, Fire, Ambulance Paramedic and Rapid Response cars. T 01628 422 214 • volvosv@volvocars.com

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The leading supplier to the Ambulance Services Sector... Delivering a comprehensive range of ‘Make Ready’ services including clinical deep cleaning, infection control, stock management, flexi-fleet services, medicines management, medical device management and asset management.

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More than just vehicle manufacturing Amdac-Carmichael Ltd is a world-renowned manufacturer of fire fighting and rescue vehicles with over 150 years’ experience. Each vehicle is bespoke to the end customer and the manufacturer prides itself on attention to detail and creating a high quality product, which exceeds the customers’ requirements and expectations.

iCan system keeps JDC in control For over 30 years, John Dennis Coachbuilders (JDC) has been building specialist vehicles for every branch of the emergency services, from pickup trucks and vans through to specialist fire and rescue vehicles to large combined B-type fire engines and VEMA aerial rescue platforms. Along the way the company designed and manufactured the Eco-Pumper, a nippy budget-priced vehicle, which does 85 percent of a standard B-type service at only £99,900. All this plus superb customer service and a lifetime warranty!

The company’s vehicle product range includes but isn’t limited to: airport fire, industrial, refinery, fire and rescue, tactical response, rapid intervention, light pumping appliance, hazmat, command centre and ambulance vehicles. Amdac-Carmichael is proud of its products and services it provides and prides itself on being there for customers through every step. The customer service and quality goes beyond vehicle manufacturing. The company has a dedicated team and divisions providing high quality services. After sales support under Carmichael Support Services provides testing, refurbishment and repairs not only on its vehicles, service and care packages; testing with emergency support is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

The company’s equipment division can supply all auxiliary equipment apparel and fire fighting foam. The Spares and Parts department provides a quick ‘one stop shop’ for all spare and replacement parts from pumps to nuts and bolts. The Emergency Services Show provides AmdacCarmichael with a gateway to show off its latest vehicles in production and equipment available. Visit Stand OS419, even if it’s just for a chat, as the company is always keen to talk to those within the emergency services industry. www.amdac-carmichael.com

Visit AMDAC Carmichael on Stand OS419.

Bespoke ambulance conversion Eagle International is a leading UK supplier of ambulances and specialist vehicles to private medical and healthcare markets worldwide. The company has supplied a range of ambulance conversions through its subsidiary and partner networks throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. Eagle International knows that quality and ergonomic design is paramount in creating a bespoke ambulance conversion. That is why its conversions feature the latest design, technology and materials, resulting in a flawless conversion, manufactured solely to customers’ specifications. The company’s dedicated design team ensures customers’ needs are met in every aspect, providing the perfect working environment in a variety of vehicles, including: neonatal critical care vehicles; patient transport vehicles; bariatric

capable ambulances; 4x4 extraction vehicles; military ambulances; armoured vehicles; rapid response vehicles; and mobile clinics. www.eagle999.co.uk

Visit Eagle International (Europe) Limited on Stand OS5.

The iPump replaces the conventional pump control panel.

JDC prides itself on the reputation it has earned for the quality of its after sales care. The company has a dedicated mobile technician and keeps a lifetime spare parts supply. In addition, every vehicle comes with a full parts list and manual with wiring diagrams. The company also gives a lifetime warranty on body structure and 10-year warranty on JDC designed components. John Dennis Coachbuilders is an expert in electronics, including the JDC iCan Control System, which comprises the iPump and/or the iCab. The iPump, an intelligent digital device, works in conjunction with the chassis CAN and replaces the conventional pump control panel. In one simple display interface, the iCab Controller gives one touch 999 and AAS as well as quick functions and diagnostics. www.jdcfire.co.uk

Visit John Dennis Coachbuilders Ltd on Stand OS427.

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Get to the scene safely and swiftly with Yamaha A wide range of vehicles that can transport you to the scene safely and swiftly will be on display from Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd, including the New FJR1300 Pro specification motorcycle and the new Rescue ProWC built on the FX Hull platform. The Rescue ProWC craft continues Yamaha Motor UK’s strong commitment to ProWC search and rescue operators and offering extremely capable marine platforms for professional rescue services in the UK. Flood rescue Marine units will also appreciate the wide range of lightweight two stroke outboards from Yamaha, which power flood rescue operations throughout the UK. Flood Rescue teams might be

interested to know that MED certificated four stroke and two stroke outboards will be on the company’s stand and four-wheeled response vehicles will also be on display for fire and ambulance applications.

quickly and safely with the equipment you need. Meet the products and the team behind Yamaha Pro Users on the company’s new outside stand.

Reputation for quality Yamaha’s reputation for quality is enviable – the company has been engineering professional quality vehicles and motorised products since 1955. Whether you respond on a motorway or mountain, through waves or woodland, Yamaha has a solution that helps you get to the scene

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Visit Yamaha Motor UK Ltd on Stand OS429.

WH Bence to unveil latest specialist vehicles This has already been an exciting year for WH Bence, which has seen the company push forward its design knowledge and expertise into manufacturing specialist emergency services vehicles for the UK market and worldwide. Growing reputation The company has become one of the market leaders in supplying Type B pumping appliances to the UK fire market, and is successfully working with agencies in Oman and the UAE to have a growing presence there. Customers over the last 12 months include numerous fire and rescue services (Norfolk, Suffolk, Greater Manchester and Hampshire), Cleveland Fire Brigade and the Rusayl Health Centre in Oman. Thanking these organisations for their valued custom, WH Bence looks forward to seeing their appliances ‘on the run’ this year, and for the company’s reputation to grow. Latest vehicles WH Bence is pleased to support this year’s Emergency Services Show and will be unveiling its latest vehicles on Stand J52. www.whbence.co.uk

Visit WH Bence (Coachworks) Ltd on Stand J52.

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Volvo: a vehicle you can trust with your lives

If you’re faced with extraordinary circumstances on a daily basis, you need a car that is up to the job. That’s why Volvo has been trusted around the world for 50 years to supply emergency services vehicles that are tough, safe and ready for action. Models include the rugged XC70, which is ideally suited to rapid response duties. It’s a spacious five seater, with a generous load capacity and classleading safety. Factor in impressive all-terrain capabilities and you have a vehicle that is the

perfect addition to any blue light fleet. The same is true of the Volvo V60. This practical estate car has room enough for all manner of emergency equipment, making it a natural choice for fire crews and ambulance rapid response. Whatever model you choose, Volvo Emergency Services Vehicles have a purpose built chassis, with uprated suspension and brakes, a heavy-duty battery and a range of engines. They also come with hardwearing comfort upholstery, and a

bespoke extended warranty, including roadside assistance and breakdown cover. Thanks to its expertise in emergency services vehicles, you can put your trust in Volvo – leaving you to focus on the important business of saving lives. www.volvocars.co.uk/emergencyservices

Visit Volvo Car UK on Stand D69.

Rugged dependability

Supacat’s multi-role compact rapid response vehicle

With possibly the world’s most famous name in inflatable boats, Zodiacs are widely respected for their rugged dependability. They regularly appear in news reports from the world’s worst disaster zones; whether aiding victims trapped by floodwater or negotiating turbulent waters to perform a rescue, boats from Zodiac Milpro have earned the trust of the emergency service personnel who depend upon them. Since the 1930s Zodiac has originated most of the major milestones in the development of the modern inflatable boat. The company has now become the world’s principal manufacturer of inflatable and semi-rigid craft for emergency service and military applications and more than 20,000 Zodiac Milpro boats are now used daily by over 80 military forces across the globe.

The Supacat Utility Vehicle 600 (SUV 600) meets the requirement for a compact multi-role rapid response vehicle for operators of emergency and specialist vehicle fleets. It offers an all weather capability and agile off-road performance while its compact dimensions ensure access to narrow routes and difficult terrain. In manufacturing the vehicle, Supacat adapted a production standard Land Rover Discovery 4x4 and added a third driven axle to increase payload capacity and physical space, allowing heavier and larger systems to be fitted. The vehicle’s automotive base platform provides modern-day ride and handling and is coupled with the payload capacity to carry the necessary equipment to perform a functional role.

The SUV 600 has a GVW of 5300kg and maximum payload of 2500kg. Maximum speed is 100mph, delivered by a 3.0-litre 255 PS turbocharged V6 diesel. Suspension is independent double wishbone air adjustable and drive is 6x6 high/low range and transmission is eight-speed automatic. The vehicle is configured for a maximum of five persons. The load area can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the demands of rural and urban brigades. The SUV600 also meets Aviation CAT 3 requirements, which is unique for a vehicle of this size. www.supacat.com

Visit Supacat Ltd on Stand D62.

Professional support Zodiac Milpro is headquartered in Paris and supports customers in the UK emergency services through its long-established sales and service centre in South Wales. The company now has professional teams focused on supporting the most demanding professional and military customers and has ISO 9001 approved production facilities in Spain, Canada, UK and USA, where its range of over 60 different boats is built. Each location is staffed by experienced research, development, sales and marketing teams whose aim is to ensure that customers can find the boat they need at prices that suit their budgets. www.zodiacmilpro.com

Visit Zodiac Milpro UK Ltd on Stand H34.

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DMS leaves customers in charge Total vehicle solution from Halls Electrical With its long history of supplying specialist vehicle manufacturers and converters, DMS technologies understands that ‘blue light’ customers expect a very high level of reliability. DMS aims to be more than just a battery supplier, partnering its customers to work with the company, ensuring the very best solution is provided for the application balancing the need for high quality products with cost. DMS will be featuring Lifeline batteries as used by a number of services. These US-made batteries offer an extremely high quality solution with one of the highest cycle life expectations on the market. Alongside the Lifeline product, DMS will also be displaying Odyssey batteries. These batteries are offered along with a wider range of auxiliary products, including chargers, inverters and battery management products.

Established for over 30 years, Halls Electrical provides the total vehicle solution to the emergency services, whether your requirement is for a fully converted vehicle, covert installations and mobile communications, ANPR, vehicle heating and air-conditioning, telematics and vehicle tracking or on-board CCTV. Halls Electrical can provide a quality, cost effective solution at its three conversion and service facilities or utilising its team of mobile engineers who are available nationally.

Electrical installations High voltage installations into vehicles are becoming more common. Halls Electrical can provide a full design and installation service, from 500W inverters to 10KVA generators along with the required periodic testing for new and existing installations for mains installations, including mobile command vehicles and the building infrastructure. To supplement this, Halls provides a 24 hour, 365 day repair and maintenance service to its clients across the UK. With its fleet of 15 service vehicles, the company can offer a response within the hour to all of the emergency services, whether to one of its converted vehicles or to one of the client’s existing fleet. Halls Electrical is ISO and NICEIC accredited and holds a TEA2 licence with all engineers SC and NPPV cleared with installations to MPT1362 standards. www.hallselectrical.co.uk

Visit Halls Electrical Ltd on Stand M74.

packs. Since 1986 DMS has been assembling battery packs using VRLA, NiMH and Lithium chemistries at its large facility in Romsey, Hampshire. A range of example battery packs will be on display and staff will be on hand to discuss both standard and bespoke battery solutions.

www.dmstech.co.uk

Visit DMS Technologies on Stand A66.

Bespoke battery packs In addition to vehicle power solutions, DMS technologies is also a market leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke battery

Stand out vehicle visibility

High visibility markings on emergency vehicles save lives. Whether at the scene of an emergency, or speeding through the traffic to get there, it’s essential that the emergency vehicles are quickly recognised and readily identified. It is vital, therefore, that your marking solutions work well at all times and in all weathers. This is as important many years down the line as on the first day that the markings are applied. High reflectivity Maximum performance from vehicle marking solutions requires high reflectivity (permanent adhesion to the vehicle’s body work) and an edgesealed product to prevent the ingress of water and dirt. That’s what you get when you order any emergency vehicle kits through Fleet ID Limited, an approved and trusted converter for 3M (Assured

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seal), Nikkalite (Advant edge) and Orafol Reflexite Materials. Approved converter Using an approved converter of reflective materials is the only way to ensure the long life of your livery, and preserving the public image of emergency service vehicles. Fleet ID Limited provides the total solution for your needs, whether it is full kit requirements or accident damage replacement panels. Emergency service vehicles can now also be supplied as semi-permanent solutions. These can be supplied on magnetic and also removable materials. www.fleetid.co.uk

Visit Fleet ID Ltd on Stand OS73.

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Keeping vehicles moving, whatever the weather available for almost all vehicle tyre sizes – cars, vans and HGVs – and are pulled over the driving wheels when the road conditions look particularly tricky, or after a vehicle has got stuck. They’re easy to store in-vehicle – a packet of AutoSock is about the size of a folded shirt – and fitting them is obvious, requiring no special knowledge or training.

John Jordan Limited is exhibiting a range of products to help to keep vehicles moving on snow and ice, or on tough cross-country terrain. It doesn’t usually take much snow or much of a hill before most vehicles, probably using quiet and fuel efficient summer tyres, start to slip. So what are the options for keeping going in snowy weather? Snow socks AutoSock are reusable vehicle snow socks, sold in pairs, which use friction technology and high tech materials to keep vehicles moving in snow. They’re

Snow chains If you’re likely to be driving on compacted snow or ice it’s best to fit snow chains. The Swiss SpikesSpider system is ideal for the emergency services – they’re the quickest and easiest chains to fit and to remove, and are exceptionally hard wearing and reliable. For trucks, have a look at Maggi’s chains, which are as quick and easy to fit as car chains, which means surprisingly quick and easy!

telemedicine. Ortus Technology Ltd was recently selected to supply this powerful and futureproof pre-hospital defibrillator to the East of England Ambulance Service for the next five years. Ortus will be on Stand D24 with technical experts on hand throughout the show. Come along and meet the team, who will have refreshments available and lots of goodies for you to take away…

Supply+ continues to be a leading supplier to the UK fire and rescue market of its specialist product portfolio, which includes the AS Fire & Safety, Bayley and Collins Youldon products, collectively associated with both quality and longevity. The leading supplier of EN1147 ladders throughout the UK and beyond, AS Fire & Safety’s continuous innovation and evolution allows the company to develop the journey, which began with Angus Sacol over 40 years ago. The Bayley brand, with swaged rung construction, offers a cost effective solution for smaller ladders with a heritage in the fire industry dating back to the late 1700s. The Collins Youldon brand delivers innovation as well as proven reliability with hose reels that are easy to fit and low maintenance. Supply+ exports to over 40 countries supplying the company’s specialised equipment to its diverse international customer base. Committed to designing, engineering and delivering quality products and services based on its advanced industry knowledge, Supply+ prides itself on its understanding of the issues that affect both its customers and its staff. The company has a genuine enthusiasm for what it does and its aim is to act as a trusted extension of its customers’ activities and objectives.

www.ortus.co.uk

www.supplyplus.com

Visit Ortus Technology Ltd on Stand D24.

Visit Supply Plus Limited on Stand D71.

www.autosock.co.uk

Visit AutoSock and Snow chains on Stand M59.

Telematics and telemedicine from Ortus Ortus Technology Ltd is looking forward to showcasing both of its high end product portfolios. Live demonstrations of Ortus Technology’s award winning telematics system, DataPoint, will be taking place, showing many of the advantages a specialist system can offer, which is aimed specifically at the emergency service market. From CANBus characteristics to ‘blue light/normal vehicle usage’ DataPoint addresses it all. Additionally, the company will be undertaking interactive demonstrations of its pre-hospital medical equipment with its advanced ventilator range, as well as the pioneering, modular and lightweight Corpuls3 defibrillator/monitor streaming live medical information via corpuls.web

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Lower your vehicle running costs with Dropboxx The Dropboxx conversion can be fitted to all Renault, Vauxhall, Nissan, Fiat, Citroen and Peugeot chassis cabs available with a fixed or removable box. With the simple push of a button the box is lowered to ground level in just three seconds giving a loading height of only 55mm. There is a near side rear sliding crew door and the aerodynamic body houses all the latest in LED lighting, rear view camera etc. The lightweight

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body allows the vehicle to plate at only 3500kg meaning it can be driven on a standard B car licence. Internal specifications can be to your requirements for frontline, bariatric, neonatal or PTS use. Annual savings Because Dropboxx uses a 3500kg chassis, the manufacturer claims it can reduce your annual fuel cost by 40 percent, your tyres by 30 percent, save up

to 42 percent on life cost from normal front line option, up to 50 percent saving on downtime with optional full R & M packages for three, five, seven and 10 years and the company can offer up to a 10 percent saving on your equipment fit out. www.dropboxx.co.uk

Visit Dropboxx Ltd on Stands B32 & OS2.

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Mighty Atom features high performance livery film

Visit Stand H30 at this year’s Emergency Services Show to see the newest Ariel Atom 3.5R model, complete with police livery film. Standing just 3.4m long and 1.2m high, the Atom weighs just 612kg. No roof, no doors, no windscreen, no carpet, no heater, no stereo but one heck of a lot of fun, the Atom was chosen to head up the latest safety awareness campaign for Safer Rider. The Atom was chosen as it is the most bike-like car on the market with its slim and sharp profile. Sergeant Andy Parsons who heads up Safer Rider, says, “Motorcyclists make up just one percent of total road traffic but account for nearly 20 percent of all road user deaths. They are roughly 35 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic collision than someone in a car and we really want to see these numbers reduced.” So how come it’s on the Orafol stand you might ask? Well Orafol is the supplier of VC 612 Flexibright, the livery film used on this sleek car. Orafol’s Reflexite® VC 612 is a highly conformable, high performance livery film. It has very high brightness and is available in silver, green, blue, red, yellow, fluorescent lime and fluorescent orange. Its unique handling allows it to conform to the demands of curved vehicle shapes. Due to its flexibility, it is ideal for application onto motorbikes (and even mountain bikes!). This flexible property also allows for templating using far fewer pieces, with single piece removability where applicable. Reflexite® VC 612 is easy to cut, requires no edge sealing and withstands power washing. It comes with an extensive warranty and meets CAST (formerly PSDB) specifications. www.orafol.com

Visit Orafol Europe GmbH on Stand H30.

Improved battery management with five-year warranties from Ludo McGurk Ludo McGurk SVE will be demonstrating its range of British designed and built emergency vehicle products on Stand J48, including battery chargers and battery management units that now feature five-year warranty: • The LudoCharger range of 10 battery chargers has been specifically designed for emergency vehicles to ensure high performance and extended battery life, with data logging as standard to ensure correct battery management and battery equalisation available on 24V chargers, all with five-year warranty • CANpower digital controllers offer new levels of battery management. Versatile and simple to install, the range covers intelligent split charging, including versions for ECU controlled alternators, load shedding, run lock, time delay relay and under voltage detector and Charge Divider 2 for three battery bank vehicles, all with five-year warranty • Auto Eject, with over 20,000 units supplied by Ludo McGurk SVE, is the benchmark in shoreline auto disconnecting, including the new CEN compliant Super 16 Auto Eject, with built in power-on LED

• AIRpower air brake leakage compensator compressor, for vehicles with airbrake systems, eg fire appliances, to ensure instant brake release • Auto-Safe provides absolute mains electrical safety by performing a no-load drop out, so no person ever handles a live mains cable. www.ludomcgurk.com

Visit Ludo McGurk SVE on Stand J48.

Masts rise to the occasion Internal spiralled wires for power, data and coax are available and with the tube walls of up to 6mm (and up to 250mm diameter), these masts are very strong with impressive head-load capacities of up to 270kg. A large range of tripods and numerous other mounting systems along with a large range of the most popular mast sizes are available from stock for immediate delivery and special orders only require four weeks to manufacture. All masts are supplied with a full two-year guarantee and CE mark of quality. www.totalmastsolutions.com

Totalmastsolutions.com, based in Leicestershire, is a specialist in top quality, strong pneumatic telescopic masts. The company’s range of mechanical masts stands at an impressive 750 different types and are commonly used within the fire and rescue, police, military and civil contingencies agencies for incident lighting, temporary communication, video, stills and thermal imaging, along with numerous other special applications. The automatic roof mast range is available with wired or wireless remote control handsets. The company’s patented ‘Aqua Mast’ (a mast within a mast, the inner mast carries high pressure water) along with its high-pressure foam/water pumps can be fitted to small pickup-type trucks that can access areas a normal fire appliance cannot.

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Visit Total Mast Solutions on Stand OS53.

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‘Plug and play’ control system for emergency RESPoNSe The latest version of the infrastructure rolepreparation package is now available as the specialist option RESPoNSe-2.4 and can be ordered on BMW 3 or 5 Series models. RESPoNSe-2.4 provides an extensive list of specialist infrastructure options designed and built in physically on the factory production line for police and NHS ambulance service customers alike. BMW has made technological advances within its already extensive range of specialist BMW RESPoNSe options installed on BMW cars. Responder Emergency Service Package Official eNabled Systeme (RESPoNSe) packages are unique specialist production line installed options developed to: eliminate the need to carry out invasive work on the vehicle CANbus system; reduce the time taken to complete the roleconversion through the installation of emergency service vehicle infrastructure while the car is being assembled on the production line; and provide approved power sources to power third party role equipment.

Vehicle storage draws praise SlideandTilt has quickly established itself as the market leader in emergency vehicle drawer solutions. Over recent years the company has brought a fresh approach to the engineering of products for storage solutions by using the latest techniques in manufacturing plastics and alloys to offer lightweight corrosion free components while also looking after the environment. The range of products from SlideandTilt includes: telescopic slides; slide and tilt kits, including bespoke; drawers; drawer front handles; and general moulding. The company also has an in-house design facility. www.cvrollers.com

Visit Slide and Tilt. Com Ltd on Stand B29.

RSG and BMW have collaborated to develop a fully functioning interface loom, which plugs directly into the RESPoNSe-2.4 vehicle loom in the rear of a role-converted 3 and 5 Series BMW and an RSG Universal Controller Plus (MCS-32) with integral siren thereby having a fully operational emergency response vehicle in a matter of minutes. The interface loom consists of all of the appropriate connectors to enable RSG’s Universal Controller Plus to successfully operate all of the features of RESPoNSe-2.4 as well as being compatible with RESPoNSe-2.3 packages. http://rsg-ontop.com

Visit RSG Engineering Ltd on Stand C58.

Collapsible traffic cone continues to shine Viewbrite Europe Ltd, a supplier of UK compliant, heavy duty, self-weighted collapsible traffic cones, recently demonstrated at the Blue and Amber Light Fleet Exhibition and received glowing reports from many of those who attended the event. Developed and produced by Belfast based company Viewbrite Europe Ltd, this revolutionary collapsible traffic cone is easily deployed and collapsed, storing almost flat – saving much needed space in vehicles. Positive response Kara McCullough, Sales and Marketing Executive, said, “We are absolutely delighted with the positive response the product received at the NAPFM Event. The delegates that visited our stand were not only impressed at how the cones save space but also reduce weight in vehicles, which is something of a priority. “Since launching the cone last year we are also receiving enquiries from a range of other

organisations and sectors, including: ambulance services, fire authorities, search and rescue teams, driver training, haulage contractors and utility companies.” Viewbrite’s customers include; Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Guernsey Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Lincolnshire 4x4. The company’s partner, Viewbrite Safety Products, a Miami-based occupational safety specialist, has also sold over 10,000 of the Viewbrite Collapsible Cones to many of the US emergency services, including: NYPD, Washington State Fire Department and the US Army. Waterproof material The cones are made from a durable fluorescent orange waterproof material with a highly reflective band, a heavy weight black base made from recycled rubber and has the same height and dimensions as standard rigid cones.

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A sequential warning light system is currently being developed to accompany the collapsible cones, available later this year. www.viewbrite.co.uk

Visit Viewbrite Europe Ltd on Stand N29.

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Fitting stand for Stedall Stedall Vehicle Fittings Ltd fixtures and fittings are fitted to many vehicle types, including buses, minibuses, coaches, ambulances, fire appliances, trucks, trailers and police vehicles. In mid June 2014 the company launched its new website (www.stedall.co.uk), providing access to a raft of pioneering products ranging from specialist locks to ultra powerful scene lighting. Stedall is recognised for introducing ground breaking products into the UK, a great example of which is a powerful multi-volt LED lamp featuring a PIR sensor that can control a number of additional lamps. A further example would be the recent introduction of the Stem side-action vehicle step, which can be supplied as either manual or electric and requires minimal maintenance. An occasional clean when the vehicle is washed is all that is needed. The step itself has been tested to 300kg and has a three-year warranty. www.stedall.co.uk

Visit Stedall Vehicle Fittings Ltd on Stand F8.

Complete climate control Eberspächer is the market leader in the supply of complete climate solutions for all types of emergency services vehicles. Diesel heating systems are used to heat personnel in vehicles with the engine switched off, when taking breaks, for demist/defrost or when additional heat is required on the move. Climate systems combine an independent heater with an air conditioning unit to provide automatic temperature control in the vehicle. These systems are supplied for a wide variety of emergency vehicles, ambulance A&E and PTS, police PSU, mobile police stations and incident units, custodial vehicles, fire appliances and many other applications. Additionally, Eberspächer can offer the ‘Polarn’ portable version of the heater that can be used outside the vehicle for men and machines working in freezing temperatures. Also on display will be the company’s range of refrigerated container boxes plus the Eberspächer Handiwash system, which provides hot, clean water for washing hands for mobile workers; a cost effective solution to ensure cleanliness is provided in the mobile workplace. www.eberspacher.com

Visit Eberspacher (UK) Ltd on Stand M22.

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Medivital is the complete package

Laerdal and Philips committed to improving patient outcomes Creator of Resusci Anne, Laerdal will be showing its recent innovations in quality CPR training and defibrillation. Laerdal will be exhibiting alongside Philips, who through the two companies’ long standing partnership is committed to improving outcomes for the sudden cardiac arrest patient by strengthening the Chain of Survival through solutions that support the emergency responder. Test your CPR skills Visitors are invited to try out their CPR skills on the next generation Resusci Anne and Resusci Baby with QCPR manikins to see how the facilitation of real-time feedback on the core parameters of CPR (compression depth, release, rate, ventilation rate and volume) allows responders to measure and assess their performance for improvement and retention of this important skill. From the simple SkillGuide to the SimPad Skill Reporter, the Instructor now has tools to transform BLS (basic life support) training at both an individual and organisation level with data capture for quality debriefing and management systems to support continuous improvement. Linking training to therapy is the core principle behind the integration of Laerdal’s CPRmeter into Philips’ internationally market leading defibrillators, FR3 and MRx, through which professional responders have the latest CPR feedback and Quick Shock technologies at their

This year sees the anticipated launch of the Medivital Integrated Valve from GCE, the market leader in integrated valves, with more than two million in use worldwide. The new Medivital is the result of 20 years’ experience in the design and use of these products. The new Medivital has been designed with the challenging pre-hospital environment in mind. It has improved resistance to damage with antishock gauge and improved guard protection. The ergonomic guard has also been designed with few edges to avoid ingression of dirt and so is easily cleaned in line with infection control protocols. In a change to the previous provision of combination valves, the new Medivital will be available to customers as a complete gas package, including cylinder and bag. Expected to eventually replace the GCE Portaflow, a purchased Medivital cylinder package will reduce the whole life cost of oxygen provision. The cylinder packages can also be fitted with an RF data chip, which gives ultimate traceability of the gas package throughout its entire service life. A picture can be drawn up of gas usage, cylinder tracking, service and maintenance, which can all be correlated and analysed in a central database. http://uk.gcegroup.com

Visit Gas Control Equipment on Stand J12.

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disposal to ensure resuscitation therapy is optimal and in accordance with quality guidelines. New patient simulator Laerdal will also be unveiling its new patient simulator, SimMan 3G Trauma, which is designed to prepare the emergency responder for the realities of trauma care. The SimMan 3G Trauma is well suited for training the rapid assessment of trauma emergencies. It will also simulate necessary interventions such as haemorrhage control and airway management. www.laerdal.com/gb

Visit Laerdal Medical Ltd on Stand M34.

Portable medical technology you can trust MEDACX is an ISO 9001-2008 Quality Systems Company and a leading UK supplier of innovative portable medical monitoring devices, sensors and safety diagnostic technology. The company’s range of products includes: emergency defibrillators; AEDs; automated chest compressors; CPR devices; capnography; capnometers; pulse oximeters; anaesthesia gas monitors; gas sampling lines; vital sign monitors; breathalyser and drug testing technology; temperature sensors; flow sensors; SpO2 probes; training services; and technical support. MEDACX’s ‘technology you can trust’ is used by emergency services organisations, NHS hospitals, the Home Office, police, prisons, probation services, resuscitation teams, anaesthetists, BASICS, first responders, paramedics, ambulance services, search and rescue teams and fire and rescue services.

At the Emergency Services Show the company will be displaying: the Primedic range of professional emergency defibrillators and automated external defibrillators (AEDs); new third generation chest compressor technology; CPR training devices together with the world’s smallest Non Dispersive Infra-red (NDIR) mainstream EMMA Waveform Capnography; plus lots more. Training workshops MEDACX is also pleased to be sponsoring paramedic training workshops for the College of Paramedics on Wednesday 24 September – more details will be available soon from the College of Paramedics and MEDACX. www.medacx.co.uk

Visit MEDACX Limited on Stand C64.

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Reserve your place with the Army Medical Services Are you searching for something extra from your life – a rewarding experience outside of normal working hours? You will find all this and more in the Army Medical Services – Reserve, which can offer a career to people who want to experience army life but are unable to make a full time commitment. Wherever you find the Regular Army, you will find the Army Medical Services – Reserve, assisting worldwide in providing critical medical support. The ‘One Army’ concept brings regular and reserve servicemen and women together to work side by side providing specialist medical care during times of conflict, counter insurgency, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. The Army Medical Services – Reserve is constantly recruiting medical professionals who want to gain more from life and enhance their own clinical and specialist development while creating a military team ethic. www.mod.uk

Visit Army Medical Services – Reserve on Stand N40.

Ferno brings the future closer Ferno is a world leading innovator and manufacturer of patient transportation solutions. Its products are born of a closer understanding of its customers’ needs and the practical demands of their work. The company’s product range includes the market leading Pegasus and Megasus trolleys, the innovative Compact 2 Track carry and track chair and the Scoop orthopaedic stretcher. Ferno offers its customers a total solution from one company, with one aim – doing the job better. This total solution includes these elements: Acetech –Ferno’s fully integrated vehicle performance, monitoring and control system; equipment – market leading and inspired by safety and innovation; certified training – expert knowledge delivered in comprehensive training packages; and service – keeps equipment fit for purpose. With its forthcoming Integrated Patient Transfer System, Ferno is excited about what is to come. The company’s new ideas and new technologies bring the future closer. The way you work will change; the trolleys you use will change; in fact – get ready for a whole new ambulance!

Show offers from SP Services Every year thousands of people attend The Emergency Service Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Over the two days the show is great for catching up with colleagues, watching the demonstrations and, of course, getting hold of the latest and most exciting products to emerge in the industry. This year leading emergency medical equipment supplier SP Services (UK) Ltd, which can be found at Stand L52, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of several new and exclusive products, including the company’s long standing and popular Parabag and Donway ranges. The SP Services stand will feature a host of new product lines and with special, show only offers, visitors are sure to bag a great deal from one of the leading suppliers of medical, first aid, ambulance paramedic and emergency rescue equipment. Specialist equipment bags Parabag is one of the most popular specialist equipment bags produced by SP Services, covering key equipment requirements for first responders and paramedics. The new bags, which are under wraps until their widely anticipated launch at the show, will build on Parabag’s existing functionality while covering new ground for customer requirements. Donway, another SP Services brand, is a market leader in traction splints. The splints are infinitely variable, readily controlled and measurable pneumatic traction with a built-in traction limiting mechanism to prevent tissue damage. Unequalled versatility means a single, totally adjustable device is capable of treating patients from a child of eight to a 6ft 10in adult. The Donway range is evolving, with new product lines launching at The Emergency Services Show that are designed to address more areas of the market with their signature quality and versatility.

Silver anniversary To celebrate the 25th year of SP Services being in business, the company’s 2014 catalogue features a silver front cover. The catalogue is available for free by calling the friendly SP Services team on 01952 288 999 or you can order from the SP Services website. Customers can also opt for an instant digital download via the website or simply browse and buy online via the web store. There will of course be plenty of catalogues available at the SP Services stand for you to pick up and take away with you along with a FREE GIFT for every visitor to the stand. If you are attending The Emergency Services Show be sure to visit the SP Services stand. Be among the first people in the industry to see the new products and specialist emergency service equipment on offer, meet with the friendly and helpful customer services representatives who will be on hand to help you with all of your enquiries, and purchasing needs and grab a fantastic show only offer available on many product lines. www.spservices.co.uk

Visit SP Services (UK) Ltd on Stand L52.

BEAR helps bariatric patients 1st Call Mobility will be showing the BEAR (Bariatric Equalising Abdominal Restraint). This ingenious product has been designed by a frontline paramedic in Canada who saw the need for a simple product that would allow a standard ambulance to transport a bariatric patient simply without the need for either a specialist bariatric stretcher or bariatric ambulance. The BEAR attaches to a standard stretcher and

both stabilises and supports the abdominal mass. It is manufactured from top quality high grade materials that are UV resistant and can be easily cleaned using both soap and water as well as chlorine based products. The mesh fabric has a bursting strength of 536psi; the frame straps have a tensile strength of 750lbs; and the abdominal straps have a tensile strength of 1200lbs. In short, the BEAR will support the heaviest of users. There is no Velcro anywhere on the UK version of the BEAR and all the straps are made from antibacterial materials. Currently the product has been ordered by Essex Ambulance Authority to be standard equipment on all of its specialist paramedic fast response vehicles. www.1stcallmobility.co.uk

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Visit 1st Call Mobility on Stand R38. Visit Ferno (UK) Ltd on Stand R9.

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Openhouse Extreme patient transport takes bespoke innovation from Stryker EMS approach Stryker EMS is the global provider of industry-first patient transport products. If you are working in emergency services, you are at risk of injury. Whether caused by sudden, traumatic acute failure or cumulative trauma failure, injury will not only shorten careers but will also reduce operational efficiency.

customers have experienced reduced workers’ compensation costs, injuries, and lost or modified work days, while improving recruitment and retention through the development of these proven technologies.

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Openhouse is probably best known as a preferred supplier to the emergency services and health sector, but the product range doesn’t stop there. The company’s bespoke approach means it designs, manufactures and sources products for any industry; delivering exactly what is required. The Openhouse Product Design team has over 30 years’ experience, maintaining the company’s passion for innovative designs and fine craftsmanship throughout. All the products are designed to offer maximum comfort and durability to endure years of use, even in the most demanding circumstances.

Reduces injury risk Stryker EMS is dedicated to delivering best-inclass solutions for real industry issues that reduce risk of injuries to the caregiver and patients alike. The company has focused its efforts to address high risk injury areas, including: transferring a patient up and down stairs; raising and lowering a patient on the stretcher; and loading and unloading into and out of an ambulance. The Stryker EMS engineering and design teams focus on continuous innovation globally with the singular goal of improving patient safety and reducing injuries among medics and caregivers. With scientifically proven results, Stryker’s

Visit Stryker UK Ltd on Stand M14.

Trauma care expertise Prometheus Medical Ltd provides an extensive range of specialist medical equipment, training and consultancy based on its clinical expertise in prehospital trauma care, major incident and disaster management, combat casualty care, primary care and remote medicine. With a track record for sourcing, design, assessment and delivery, Prometheus can assemble the best medical supplies, latest equipment and appropriate pharmaceuticals. The company also offers a wide spectrum of training packages, from emergency first aid for the layperson, to advanced techniques for the medical consultant, and can give customers access to a network of medical consultants of international repute who provide

cutting-edge advice tailored to their exact requirements. At The Emergency Services Show Prometheus will be displaying products including the Russell Chest Seal™, an emergency chest seal with integrated valve for open chest wounds, and the Prometheus Pelvic Splint, a one size fits all splint for the reduction and stabilisation of pelvic injuries. Prometheus ChitoGauze® XR Pro, a haemostatic gauze designed to assist in the immediate control of major haemorrhage, will also be on display. www.prometheusmedical.co.uk

Visit Prometheus Medical Ltd on Stand M67.

The company’s Ready to go Solutions are a vast range of ‘off the shelf’ items; sourced globally through its international manufacturing facilities to guarantee excellent value for money. While the Custom Medical Systems range from Openhouse is compiled from a wide variety of oxygen, emergency support and medical devices, which have been designed ‘fit for purpose’ for specific industries. Openhouse also offers asset tracking and bespoke barcoding for products, along with the supply and service of pharmaceuticals. www.openhouseproducts.com

Visit Openhouse Products Ltd on Stand H6.

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Pre-hospital powerhouse Bound Tree Medical Europe Ltd is a UK owned worldwide distributor of medical and first aid products, which is uniquely positioned with purchasing power and supplier relationships within the pre-hospital market to offer an unrivalled service to the emergency medical services (EMS) and public safety community.

Manufacturers often look to Bound Tree Medical as a key partner to help introduce new products into the EMS marketplace and with more than 18,000 products available, sourced from over 300 manufacturers, many of which are available exclusively as the result of special vendor relationships, Bound Tree Medical provides an

unrivalled service that you can rely on for all your emergency medical needs. Located in Shropshire, the company’s 15,000ft2 office and distribution facility provides Bound Tree Medical Europe with the ability to warehouse an extensive array of products and is strategically located for excellent distribution and transport routes both to the United Kingdom, Europe and more than 90 countries worldwide. Galls® and DynaMed™ In January 2007, Bound Tree Medical Europe Ltd acquired the assets of Galls® Europe Ltd and was subsequently appointed a distributor of Galls® and DynaMed™ products to the UK, Eire and Europe further enhancing the range of products offered. With a wealth of market knowledge and customer service focus, Bound Tree Medical is the leading distributor of pre-hospital emergency medical equipment and related supplies to emergency medical service units, fire and rescue services, police forces, hospitals and various other pre-hospital organisations. www.boundtree.co.uk

Visit Boundtree Medical Europe Ltd on Stand D6.

Medical device management and maintenance

Clinical excellence comes to the fore Freelance Surgical Ltd, a small, customer focused, family business, which prides itself on quality of service, is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Emergency Services Show. The company has a long history supplying the VBM range of difficult airway and surgical tourniquet equipment direct to UK hospitals. Freelance Surgical has an exciting range of prehospital products to innovate as well as facilitate best practice in treating patients. Of particular interest is the redesigned LTS-D. A second generation subglottic airway device allowing easy insertion, even in tight spaces, it utilises high volume low pressure cuffs to secure the device in the oral pharynx and can facilitate higher ventilatory pressures. The company’s folding Pocket Introducer is ideal for carrying in emergency bags. When packed it is the smallest on the market, but when assembled offers a 65cm 15Ch introducer. The VBM Pelvic Sling is another product that should be of interest. Designed for stabilisation of pelvic fractures, it works by inflating chambers to limit trauma and improve patient comfort. Established products such as the Quicktrach I & II for emergency cricothyroidotomys, pre-packed Surgicric for surgical airways, efficient Manual Suction Unit and range of ET tube fixations will also be on show. www.freelance-surgical.co.uk

Visit Freelance Surgical Ltd on Stand N3.

component of your medical devices policy. BCAS Biomed’s HEMS Asset Management System enables you to fully evidence Compliance for Outcome 11.

BCAS Biomed is one of the UK’s leading providers of maintenance support to the emergency services, delivering flexible and cost effective solutions for managing medical devices. You need to have complete confidence in the equipment you use, know that it’s safe and fit for purpose. BCAS Biomed’s maintenance systems ensure your medical devices perform at optimal efficiency and are always available. Equipment safety and maintenance is a vital element of CQC compliance and should be a key

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Highly experienced engineers By partnering with BCAS Biomed, customers are fully supported by the company’s nationwide teams of highly experienced Biomed engineers and product specialists – a total solution. BCAS Biomed supplies medical devices to all sectors of the emergency services, and its successes include the RAF Tactical Med Wing, NHS, CBRN, rescue and oil/gas support services. Because the company has strong in-house technical capabilities, it has been selected to partner several global industry leaders to introduce and support a specialised range of products for the UK emergency market. www.bcasbiomed.co.uk

Visit BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd on Stand L51.

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Roll up! Roll up! Fenton Pharmaceuticals specialises in both professional and consumer health medical products, managing an extensive brand portfolio. The Saviour Tactical Stretcher is a light weight roll up stretcher that is fully infection control compliant (all straps independently replaceable) therefore not limited to single use, draggable, neutrally buoyant and floats with a patient in a lifejacket. It incorporates the

FAST Responder takes the guesswork out of IO Lewis’s Medical Supplies will be demonstrating the new FAST Responder IO (Intraosseous) device, selected by the Journal of Emergency Medicine as one of its Top 30 EMS Products of 2014, at this year’s Emergency Services Show. The FAST Responder is a sternal IO solution, which has been specifically designed to be as easy to learn, simple to use and as fail safe as possible – even for first time users and new medical professionals. The FAST Responder takes the guesswork out of IO. Not only does the small and compact form factor of the all-in-one device save space but also the FAST Responder’s unique automatic depth control allows for fast, consistent access with easy site location. With no drilling or need to choose the right size of needles you can simply allow the FAST Responder to do almost everything for you. The clinical and practical benefits of the FAST Responder speak for themselves and representatives from Lewis’s Medical Supplies are looking forward to demonstrating them, along with the company’s full range of emergency medical equipment and consumables, on the show floor.

head hugger system, is vertical lift rated and excels in confined space rescue with increased spinal and pelvic support. Designed with six soft lined handholds for two or four person carry as well as the ability to take poles. The Fast Responder Sternal Intraosseous Device allows vascular access in less than 10 seconds with a flow rate equivalent to IV (Intravenous) access and can be used as a bridge to CVL (central venous line) or a temporary replacement for CVL. Its ease of use prevents skill fade during the treatment of patients. Patients experience less pain on insertion and infusion as compared to IO (Intraosseous) sites in long bone.

Compression bandage AirWrap is a 4in compression bandage with inflatable bladder that applies focused pressure on a wide range of wounds. It is compact and lightweight and incorporates a pop-up indicator, which signals the user when the bladder is inflated. www.fentonpharmaceuticals.com

Visit Fenton Pharmaceuticals Ltd on Stand M53.

All aboard for Evac+ demos! transportation equipment from ParAid Medical and the CardiAid Automated External Defibrillator. The Emergency Bus is fully interactive, which allows visitors to engage with products and participate in live demonstrations. With over 20 years’ experience, Evac+Chair has become a leading specialist in emergency evacuation, ensuring its customers comply fully with health and safety regulations; this can range from providing products, advising on the legalities that surround evacuation planning and deployment to specific training and regular maintenance.

Evac+Chair International is one of the world’s leading suppliers and original manufacturers of evacuation chairs. The chairs are designed to accommodate disabled or mobility impaired people, allowing them to descend a staircase(s) in an emergency situation without the need of great physical strength or lifting. This year the company’s Emergency Bus will be at The Emergency Services Show. The double decker bus is fully customised with a selection of Evac+Chair models and accessories, which will be demonstrated throughout the day. On-board will be a variety of emergency solutions including patient

www.evac-chair.co.uk

Visit Evac + Chair International Ltd on Stand OS41.

PRO AED features full-motion colour video screen Martek Medical is the exclusive UK distributor of the award winning Defibtech Lifeline Defibrillators for treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. At this year’s Emergency Services Show, Martek will be introducing the new Defibtech Lifeline PRO 3-Lead Defibrillator, which is the first PRO AED with a full-motion colour video screen and features the quickest shock charge time on the market, at less than four seconds. With time being crucial in successful defibrillation, this award winning PRO AED is a must for all professional responders. Other key features include FOC software protocol changes (through unique data card technology), real time CPR protocol selection, fully self-contained, built in step-by-step instructional videos and lightweight at only 1.4kg.

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Visit Lewis's Medical Supplies on Stand F33.

Visit Martek Medical on Stand F30.

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Video laryngoscope offers enhanced airway illumination PROACT will be showcasing the IntuBrite Video Laryngoscope System (VLS) at this year’s Emergency Services Show. With high resolution still and video imaging via removable SD card, the VLS offers an enhanced airway illumination and allows the user to move seamlessly from traditional direct laryngoscope to video view. Designed in conjunction with paramedics in the USA and built for military and emergency medical service use, the VLS6600 kit features a 3.5in handlemounted screen, which tilts and swivels through 360 degrees and offers twice the resolution of competitive technologies. The blade utilises IntuBrite’s patented dual light sources, a standard white LED teamed with a secondary UV light source, to deliver a unique view of the airway. The phosphorous present in the vocal cords glows in contrast with the surrounding structures and glare is reduced. Paramedic kit bags PROACT’s new wipe down paramedic kit bags will be on display and available to purchase. Also on display will be the market leading Onyx Vantage Finger Pulse Oximeter from Nonin, along with PRO-Breathe Airway Management products.

Med in China

Medsource International Co Ltd, based in China, is a manufacturer and supplier of emergency medical equipment and supplies for fire and rescue services, military, government institutions and other emergency medical services that provide pre-hospital, emergency care. The company’s mission is to provide customer satisfaction through innovative and cost-effective products that improve health care delivery for caregivers and those they serve. www.gomedsource.com.cn

Visit Medsource International Co Ltd on Stand K36.

The range delivers high quality at value for money prices, which have been adopted by many hospitals and ambulances services in the UK and across Europe. www.proactmedical.co.uk

Visit Proact Medical Ltd on Stand J17.

ZOLL breathes new life into critical care ZOLL® Medical develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, and therapeutic temperature management, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and critical care. Some of the products on display will be the ZOLL X Series® professional monitor/defibrillator and ZOLL’s AutoPulse® non-invasive cardiac support pump. The ZOLL X Series is about half the size and half the weight of competitive full-featured monitor/defibrillators – but a lot more powerful. It's compact without any compromise in display size, capability, or performance. Designed specifically for the ambulance service, the X Series offers everything you could ever want in an EMS device. And because it’s based on a platform developed for the military and air medical operations, the X Series rises to a new standard in ruggedness and durability.

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Be sure to visit ZOLL on Stand D5 and outside on stand OS94 to see for yourself and participate in ZOLL’s infamous CPR Challenge competition. www.zoll.com

Visit Zoll Medical UK Ltd on Stands D5 & OS94.

Cardiac pump The only device of its kind, the ZOLL AutoPulse is a revolutionary non-invasive cardiac support pump that moves more blood, more consistently than is possible with manual compressions. Easy to use and battery operated, its load-distributing LifeBand® squeezes the entire chest. As a result, victims receive more consistent, high-quality compressions than those delivered by simple automated CPR devices, which means improved blood flow.

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Next generation of BWV cameras Revealed A company at the cutting edge of body worn video (BWV), Reveal will have some exciting new products to showcase this year, including a new generation of body cameras and some significant updates to its DEMS evidence management software. The company will demonstrate how it’s working closely with the emergency services on the front line. Reveal has been at the forefront of the BWV industry since it began in 2006. It

Mapping specialist hopes to draw a crowd Helyx will be demonstrating BeatMaps, a map-based officer briefing tool for use by public safety agencies to help ensure that officers are able to self-brief and discover the crimes, incidents and other important events and individuals in their areas of responsibility. The map-centric interface allows users to quickly visualise what’s going on in their beat area; an ideal tool for familiarising new as well as established officers. The detailed time and incident filtering allows for officers to examine the relevance of events and the connections between them. Helyx will also be demonstrating the Evacuation Planning Tool being developed jointly with North Wales Police to help forces and civil contingency organisations adequately plan evacuations accurately based on the calculated risk profile and proximity to an event. Teams can then be provided with reports, incorporating maps, to conduct door-to-door checks. The system allows for the effective tracking of evacuation efforts via an online update application

ensuring that command centres are always up to date with the progress being made on the ground. Visit Helyx at Stand P46 for a demonstration and to discuss how the company can help you harness the power of geographic information in your organisation. www.helyx.co.uk

Visit Helyx Secure Information Systems Ltd on Stand P46.

Mount any device, anywhere Manufactured in the USA to the highest of standards since the company’s birth in the mid-90s, RAM Mounts have continued to dominate the mobile electronics market by offering an approach to enhancing the relationship between user and device. RAM offers an extensive range of revolutionary industrial-strength mounting solutions for a wide variety of mobile electronics. Featuring patented, shock and vibration resistant non-slip rubber ball and socket systems that provide an inventively simplistic solution to mounting and adjusting any mobile device in any environment, RAM products deliver a unique and unrivalled concept to a number of vital applications worldwide. From smartphones, GPS and action cameras to tablets, rugged systems and plenty more; with the ability to connect any device to any surface with a product range of over 3000 interchangeable

components and lifetime warranties included; RAM Mounts are the logical choice for any personal or professional user. RAM looks forward to networking with a plethora of unique clients at the show and showcasing a selection of its top line products dedicated to enhancing the efficiency of device users within the police, fire and rescue services.

is the most experienced BWV company in the world and will be available to meet and talk to about projects of any size. Reveal is an expert in implementation from start-up projects to large scale, personal issue roll outs and everything in between. If you would like to arrange a time to meet, please e-mail: jack@revealmedia.com to book. http://revealmedia.com

Visit Reveal Media on Stand P38.

Wearable technology reaches Pinnacle Pinnacle Response provides complete body worn video camera solutions. The latest generation PR5 Body Camera is a compact, wire-free full High Definition (HD) video and audio recorder. Activated by a single flick of a shutter and boasting no wires, buttons, nor screens, the PR5 offers simplicity when you need it most. With a widescreen 101-degree angle lens, 720p HD recording for over five hours, a tamperproof time and date stamp, a non-removable battery and memory, and various options for footage management, it is currently the camera of choice for many emergency services professionals throughout the UK and Europe. With vast experience in the field of law enforcement and security, Pinnacle Response is a dynamic, forward-thinking company. Its close working relationships with clients allow it to gain a full insight into ever-evolving industry requirements and react by offering bespoke, optimum solutions. Pinnacle Response believes excellent customer service should come as standard and its company name is synonymous both with quality equipment and outstanding client support. www.pinnacleresponse.com

Visit Pinnacle Response Ltd on Stand M35.

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Visit Ram Mount UK Ltd on Stand M55.

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Decisions time Increased efficiency in the field

[D4H] Technologies provides a comprehensive suite of tools to manage the three most important things to a response team: incident reports, personnel and equipment. Discover incident trends, training requirements, and manage your team’s exposure to risks. Incident reporting – Response teams and organisations must write incident reports; but most teams fail to benefit from the incident information they collect. With the [D4H] Technologies reporting tool you can create incident reports in a way that truly benefits your organisation. Personnel and training – Good people are expensive. Training and managing personnel is often the biggest expense for organisations; yet low priority is often given to ensuring this resource runs smoothly. The [D4H] Personnel & Training tool helps you easily manage your most valuable assets. Equipment management – Your equipment is too important to fail. Most response teams manage their expensive equipment with an inexpensive spreadsheet or paper based system. The [D4H] Equipment Management tool helps you ensure your equipment is ready to go, without the need for spreadsheets.

People demand a lot from first responders. You need to be fast, efficient and dependable. So why expect any less from the equipment at your side? Brother is proud to be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show 2014. Operating from Stand N10, the company will be showcasing its innovative range of portable printing equipment – built to get the job done, wherever, whenever, so you can get on with yours. No more delays out in the field. No more unnecessary trips back to the office and added cost. A Brother mobile printer can save you time, hassle, and most importantly money. Come along to the Brother stand at the show and the company will be happy to show you what’s possible. From its new rugged RJ range with IP54 certification against dust and water, to the world’s thinnest self-contained mobile printer and the popular mobile A4 PJ series, which is used by various police, ambulance and fire and rescue services throughout the UK and beyond. So why not stop by for a chat? Let Brother show you how it can help. www.brother.co.uk

Visit Brother UK Ltd on Stand N10.

Enduring tablet PC performance

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Visit Decisions [D4H] on Stand F38.

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The R11 is the latest fully rugged tablet PC from the DURABOOK Mobile System series. Designed to meet the ultra thin and lightweight form factor of 1.2kg, the R11 is equipped with brilliant sunlight readable 11.6in HD widescreen display and powered by the Intel® Haswell series CPU i7/i5 and Windows® 8 to offer outstanding mobile computing performance. The R11 is built to endure accidental drops, shocks, spills, vibration, dust and more for unhindered operation in even the harshest environment.

performance in affordable costs making it the indispensable optimal rugged tablet for field mobile workers. Key features include: 11.6in wide view display and ultra light 1.2kg; IP65 dust and water protection; Intel Haswell i5 CPU; sunlight readable LCD 730 nits; support LTE (4G); 5MP camera with flash; barcode scanner; NFC / RFID; and MSR + smart card reader.

High performance and cost-effective The R11 provides superior robust features and

Visit Durabook (Twinhead International) on Stand L32.

www.durabook.com

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Computing in Motion – technology on the frontline

Motion Computing has led the way in ensuring that emergency services personnel can use their vehicles as a safe workspace where staff retrieve and dispatch data to work efficiently and effectively. An integral component of the mobility solution that enables this to happen is in-vehicle dashboard mounting or docking equipment, which needs to be both secure and flexible to meet the requirements of customers and vehicles. Motion innovation in this space has delivered ease of use, compliance with occupational health and safety issues, standard parts to reduce costs for fleet operators, rugged design that can withstand emergency services use, and productivity improvements. Examples of this innovation include the development of technology that prevents the driver from being distracted while driving, and rotating computer mounts that mean passengers can use the

technology while in motion. Docking stations are also important – they must be sleek and simple, lightweight, low profile and rugged with full port replication for the hardware. At the 2014 show, alongside installation partners RUGGED Mobile Systems and systems integration partner Medusa and its ePCR solution for paramedics, Motion will showcase its in-vehicle solutions for the emergency services sector and the Blank-IT screen disabling technology. This delivers a complete mobile solution to the sector, enabling the benefits of mobility throughout ambulance, fire and rescue, police, coastguard and other emergency services. www.motioncomputing.com

Visit Motion Computing on Stand P1.

Low cost OS maps for your PC, mobile or tablet

Intelligence gathering FIRsT for Orcuma Orcuma will be demonstrating its fire intelligence gathering software, Fire Intelligence Reporting Tool (FIRsT), to visitors attending The Emergency Services Show 2014. Orcuma has previously teamed up with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Investigation Team to build intelligent evidence management software, which uses technology to help identify trends, patterns and problem areas as to where fires are likely to occur. The Fire Investigation service used to rely on old-fashioned paper reports, which was time consuming to compile, expensive to store and difficult to share with partners like the police. The FIRsT system allows Investigation officers to better record fire investigation details, evidence and images, save time by generating reports automatically and allows access to the intelligence across the multiple stations. The software also improves analysis of victims, witnesses and perpetrators and locations in fire investigations to ensure trends and hot spots can be identified easily. Community safety teams are also using the software to record and manage vulnerable adults and fire setters. Demonstrations of FIRsT will occur on both days of the show at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. www.orcuma.com

Visit Orcuma Ltd on Stand Q37. Although Memory-Map started in the outdoor leisure market, the easy to use software is now proving very popular in the public sector.

Organisations are finding it a very low cost and quick to deploy method of utilising their existing Ordnance Survey maps on PC, mobiles or tablets – especially for non-technical users. Recent converts include the National Crime Agency, Police Scotland and air operations units. For more details and a free test drive on your own PC, iPhone, iPad or Android device visit the Memory-Map stand. www.memory-map.co.uk

Visit Memory-Map on Stand P72.

Information exchange for the resilience community Who are the people who are there when things go wrong, those who plan for, respond to and help the recovery from natural hazards such as the weather, major incidents catalysts of havoc may be individual/group acts to maximise damage or accidents. The answer is the Resilience Community – the blue light services, Local Resilience Forums/partnerships, utilities, infrastructure chemical nuclear companies and many others that comprise the Category 1 and 2 Responders. ResilienceDirect is the secure web service owned by the Cabinet Office that now includes a mapping

app developed by Ordnance Survey. It is a user centred designed service that was launched on 27 March 2014, which enables emergency planners and responders to work collaboratively across their organisations and share information across agencies throughout the UK. It was introduced to enhance multi-agency planning and communication, and to enable the resilience community in fulfilling its statutory duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to share information across agencies. The target audience for the service is all the Category 1 and 2 Responders, government departments and agencies

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and other key organisations in the UK resilience community. ResilienceDirect provides the resilience community with a common system that enables the timely, efficient and secure communication and exchange of information. As such, it is an important enabler of the drive to improve interoperability between the Category 1 and 2 Responders. www.seethedetail.co.uk/resilience

Visit Resilience Direct on Stand P19.

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Paramedics improve patient care with VideoBadge Body worn video systems are best known for preventing aggression and abuse against staff who work in public facing roles and providing evidence of the words and actions of those involved when something happens; this applies across local authority enforcement, policing, first responders, hospital security, port authority, and transport security teams, among others. Paramedics also use the technology to monitor and assess treatment delivered in the field, to improve procedures and Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) outcomes. VideoBadge provides an unobtrusive, lightweight method of video and audio capture, which allows paramedics to keep their hands free to operate equipment and attend to patients as usual. The inbuilt security safeguards and data encryption of VideoBadge ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained and only those with explicit permission to view the recordings have access. Using the video footage, paramedics are able to audit protocols, identify best practice and evaluate new equipment in real-world environments without

impacting on patient care. In turn, this helps to improve the chances of recovery for cardiac arrest patients in the early stages before transfer to hospital. www.edesix.com

Visit Edesix Ltd on Stand Q15.

Waterproof paper for outdoor use Ideal for outdoor use in harsh environments, Toughprint provides a faster, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to laminating. You can use Toughprint in standard laser or inkjet printers and copiers so it is great for notices, signs and maps.

Handheld is a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and the fastest growing company in this sector. The company’s products are used in a wide spectrum of field applications, often in the most demanding and harsh environments. With over 25 years’ experience in the rugged industry, Handheld has successfully implemented mobile solutions for almost every type of businesses. All Handheld products have memory, storage capacity and processing power to handle the most demanding applications and include integrated GPS, WAN, Wi-Fi and BT. Every product carries IP65 or above IP-ratings and meets stringent MILSTD-810G military standards for water and dust ingress, drops, vibration and extreme temperatures. With a strong network of dealers in multiple vertical markets throughout the world, Handheld business partners supply complete mobility solutions to businesses such as public transportation, logistics, geotech, construction, service and maintenance, forestry, military and public safety.

Since the paper can also be written on with pens, pencils and crayons it is also very useful for creating forms, which can be completed in any weather. Toughprint is available in standard A4 or A3 size packs or custom sizes and pre-printed forms can be produced upon request. http://toughprint.com

Visit Toughprint on Stand P72.

Data on demand Ordnance Survey (OS) is Great Britain’s national mapping agency, providing the most accurate geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals. By maintaining and enhancing one of the world’s most detailed geographic referencing frameworks, OS data is at the heart of policy making and allows for better exchange of data between citizens and government. It’s said 80 percent of all information collected in Great Britain has a geographic reference – from the location of people, buildings and postcodes to

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administrative boundaries – the potential for linking and analysing different sets of information is enormous. Ordnance Survey’s geographic information is being used to support public bodies deliver a range of efficiencies every day: whether organising public transport routes or identifying health service areas of need. The agency’s data also supports the blue light services ensuring the ambulance arrives at the right door, and the police and the fire and rescue service get resources to an incident efficiently. Interoperability and the sharing of accurate information are essential for the emergency services. Data needs to be immediately available and delivered in the most effective manner possible. By linking their incident data to geography, emergency services have developed the most effective way to manage the vast amount of data generated every day from resilience planning to incident prevention.

Handheld will be showcasing the updated Algiz 10X rugged tablet providing high performance Quad-core processing, Windows 8, LTE and UBlox integrated GPS, along with the new Nautiz X4 rugged PDA and the ground breaking Nautiz X1 Rugged IP67 smartphone. The Handheld headquarters are based in Lidköping, Sweden and the company has local offices in the United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. www.handhelduk.com

Visit Handheld UK Ltd on Stand H32.

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Visit Ordnance Survey on Stand P19.

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Comprehensive emergency operations put to the test in Texas Texas to some of the largest companies in the world. Leveraging its expertise and the cadre of subject matter experts, TEEX operates the world’s most comprehensive emergency operations training complex, located in College Station, Texas. This 296-acre world famous complex includes the Brayton Fire Training Field, the world’s largest livefuelled firefighter training facility; the Emergency

Operations Training Centre, a simulation and computer based technologies incident management training facility; and Disaster City®, a mock community simulating various levels of disaster and wreckage. www.teex.org/esti

Visit TEEX-ESTI on Stand H50.

The TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute is an internationally recognised leader in broadbased technical training and professional services in search and rescue, hazmat, EMS, aircraft rescue, fire fighting and emergency management. As a vital member of The Texas A&M University System, whether throughout Texas or across the globe, TEEX can be counted on for excellent training and the technical expertise of its employees, many of whom are the top experts in their respective fields. Customised programmes Through contracts and agreements with governments and overseas companies, TEEX provides its unique, specialised training, customised programmes, technical solutions and assistance to workers worldwide, ranging from the smallest volunteer fire departments in

Fire Service College demonstrates live fire training unit The Fire Service College’s new Mobile Carbonaceous Training Unit will be in action at this year’s Emergency Services Show. At its outdoor stand visitors will be able to see some real-fire operational incidents in action for themselves. Observe crews in a realistic hot fire environment as they practise fire fighting techniques in the college’s new purpose built and highly transportable training unit.

That’s not all – at the college’s indoor stand this year the focus will be on bringing training closer to its delegates. The stand aims to show visitors how the college’s investment in new technology is allowing it to increasingly offer localised training, resulting in less time away from duty and reducing training costs. On Stand L60 you can experience first-hand the innovative cutting-edge BLUEHAWK™ simulation technology and test your knowledge using the college’s interactive e-learning pods.

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No matter how you choose to study, no matter where you want to learn, the Fire Service College can offer an inspiring and effective solution. Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting experience. www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk

Visit The Fire Service College Ltd on Stands L60 & Outside Demo Area.

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Driving excellence in emergency responders Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd is the first company to be accredited by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) as a training body for emergency response training in cars, 4x4s, ambulances, fire appliances, airport fire appliances and train the trainer. The company’s trainers are all highly qualified ex-emergency

service personnel with many years’ experience delivering emergency response blue light driver training to the emergency services. Driver and instructor courses The emergency response driver and instructor training courses are based on individual

competencies in accordance with the draft documents, High Speed Driver Training (HSDT) codes of practice and Section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006. RoSPA accredits the courses and the Instructor courses are accredited as a National Diploma in Emergency Response Driving Instruction, accredited by RoSPA. Courses include: Additional Instructor Training and Qualifications; Level 3 Award in Education and Training (previously PTLLS); and Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (previously A1). Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd’s mission is ‘To provide competency based Emergency Response Blue Light Driver and Instructor Training at your location to meet your needs to keep you safe, legal & progressive’. www.emergencyresponsedrivertraining.co.uk

Visit Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd on Stand A15,OS27.

Virtual reality software for incident responders XVR is virtual reality training software for the education, training and assessment of incident response professionals, such as police, fire and medical services. The XVR Simulation Platform provides a realistic, immersive learning environment that supports a variety of learning methods. XVR, developed by E-Semble, allows one or more incident response professional to walk around in the simulated reality of an incident. The simulated world enables them to assess risks and dangers, decide which measures to take, what procedures to apply and report to other rescue crew members. Instructors can easily build localised scenarios, and have full control over the events in the scenario.

By offering unparalleled flexibility and options to create localised environments, XVR enables emergency services to adapt scenarios to local circumstances, providing an ideal platform to train local resilience structures. In the UK, XVR is used by organisations such as London Fire Brigade/Babcock, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. E-Semble has almost 15 years’ experience and has customers in over 20 countries. www.xvrsim.com

Visit E-Semble bv on Stand E71

Effective approach to trauma training International Trauma Life Support provides trauma training for emergency care providers with a framework stressing rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. Most effective approach The seventh edition ITLS for Emergency Care Providers manual reflects the most effective approaches to trauma patient care. ITLS offers specialised certification courses as well. Train in military casualty care with the new ITLS Military 2nd edition programme, which combines the fundamentals of ITLS trauma assessment and treatment with recent military innovations utilised in the world’s current war zones. Online lectures Alternatively, take your trauma training online with ITLS eTrauma. ITLS eTrauma presents the eight hours of ITLS Provider classroom lectures in a self-paced, online format that adapts to your schedule. Then, follow up with an eight-hour, inperson ITLS Completer Course to earn your ITLS Provider certification. www.ITRAUMA.org

Visit International Trauma Life Support on Stand C2.

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Holistic approach to resilience training A4MTS is one of the largest independently run ambulance and training services in the West Midlands. With extensive experience working within both the public and private sector, the company thrives on new and exciting challenges and is consistently looking at all elements of service delivery to provide a service that is second to none. A4 has looked at how resilience training is delivered and implemented throughout organisations and found that there was a need for a standardised, well delivered training programme. Major incidents have the potential to overwhelm local services, whether natural or manmade. Being prepared to respond professionally and efficiently requires a cool head and skilful training to keep the lines of interagency communication open, manage the incident and to organise and coordinate frontline and support staff. A4MTS knows that only the best training and ongoing professional development ensures such results. Therefore it has adopted a holistic approach and developed a range of courses designed to facilitate professionals to work to their maximum potential, whatever their chosen level. A4MTS has accreditation from the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM) and is working with the Emergency Planning Society and College of Paramedics to gain their accreditation. www.a4mts.co.uk

Visit A4 MTS Ltd on Stand Q25.

Raising water safety awareness especially the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, with related regulations and covering Safe Systems of Work. Starting with Level 1 Water Safety Awareness Module, candidates can progress to a range of Environment Specific Modules, which cover hazards associated with still water, river and/or beach environments, as well as basic rescue techniques. For anyone requiring more advanced rescue skills, the In-Water Rescue Module covers essential in-water rescue knowledge and tests competency. Life Support can be bolted on to make a truly comprehensive programme and additional NWSMP modules, including a flood unit, are being considered to meet the needs of even more employers.

BD-Medical Training is an approved Protrainings centre and able to offer QCF Training in three formats: online, classroom/in house or blended. The company is also a provider of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) national water safety programme, which is aimed at professionals, indeed anyone working in, on or near water, with essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about managing safety and facilitate compliance with statutory and civil obligations,

www.bd-medical-training.org.uk

Visit BD-Medical Training on Stand OS90.

Safe smoke systems add significant realism Concept Smoke Systems has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high quality smoke generators for almost 50 years, supplying over 80 percent of the UK fire and rescue services, as well as major training centres throughout the world, with a cost effective, safe simulant smoke to add significant realism to training exercises. Concept’s Fire Training range includes everything from hand-held smoke generators for confined spaces, portable battery and gas powered smoke machines for remote locations, water-based smoke for general breathing apparatus training, oil based smoke for live fire behaviour training, or highly persistent smoke for PPV training. Concept’s design, manufacture, support and research and development offices are all based in the UK and have operated under ISO 9001 since 1991. Additional services include: consultancy advice on special projects and emergency exercises;

design and manufacture of special builds; hire of experienced operators for exercises/installations; UK based servicing, repairs and maintenance; maintenance courses; and technical after sales assistance. www.concept-smoke.co.uk

Visit Concept Smoke Systems on Stand R16.

Big issue: realistic bariatric rescue Globally the number of overweight and obese individuals has risen to 1.46 billion in 2008, a 23 percent increase since 1980 (ODI Future Diets Report). As the population increases in size the need to train for bariatric rescue is even more important. Without regular, realistic training the risk of injury to rescue personnel responding to bariatric casualties increases dramatically. The Ruth Lee Bariatric manikin allows for crews to create a realistic training scenario, including a bariatric casualty. Developed to realistically replicate the bulk and weight of a bariatric casualty, the Bariatric

manikin is available in either an 180kg (28 Stone) or 260kg (40 Stone) weight. West Midlands Fire Service has been using the Ruth Lee Bariatric manikin within its RTC training scenarios, even placing a manikin inside a Vauxhall Corsa. The manikins have also recently featured on Channel 5’s Big Body Squad with the 180kg version being used to rescue a casualty from the top deck of a bus as well as a technical rescue scenario from a tower. www.ruthlee.co.uk

Visit Ruth Lee Ltd on Stand J19.

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Training in excess of 14,000 students per year, FTG (the Fire Training Group) is currently the busiest fire training provider in the UK. As a provider of fire training services to oil, gas, marine and aviation industries, FTG prides itself on its 15 years of experience and has grown steadily since being established in 1999. Situated in a prime location at Aberdeen International Airport, the training facilities comprise 13 classrooms and two delegate lounges. The modern fireground has recently been expanded to accommodate the demand for additional courses. FTG holds accreditations and approvals to deliver Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation

(OPITO), Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), and City & Guilds Confined Space (6150) Low, Medium, High and Top-man courses. Training is delivered by a dedicated team of 25 highly motivated and competent staff with the ability to develop, manage and deliver training to a consistently high standard. Customers can be assured that as a professional in its field with many years of operational and safety experience, FTG will deliver efficient, innovative and realistic training within a safe environment. www.thefiretraininggroup.com

Visit The Fire Training Group on Stand M46.

Emergency Services Times magazine is sent free of charge to some 7000 buyers and specifiers of equipment and services within the UK emergency services sector, six times a year. A unique publication for the professional and voluntary emergency services in the UK, Emergency Services Times is published by Broden Media Ltd – the organiser of The Emergency Services Show and publisher of the online EST Directory. Visit the EST stand to pick up the October issue, register to receive free copies or take out a regular subscription to the UK’s leading multiagency magazine, which promotes interoperability and intraoperability between the UK’s emergency services. The EST team will also be on hand if you’d like to discuss editorial opportunities or enquire about advertising possibilities. www.emergencyservicestimes.com

Visit Emergency Services Times on Stand R64.

Training to extremes The Extreme Environment Laboratory at the University of Portsmouth has the latest facilities including environmental chambers that can go

Determining the energy expenditure of mud rescues for the HM Coastguard fitness standard

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between -25°C and 50°C and simulate altitude up to 9000m, a temperature-controlled swimming flume and immersion tank. The researchers, led by Professor Mike Tipton, adopt an interdisciplinary research approach to understand, evaluate, and enhance human comfort, performance and survival in extreme environments. The group undertakes high quality applied and fundamental research and provides expert advice for groups such as the emergency services, military, industry and athletes. Previous research/consultancy has included: development of fitness standards for the RNLI, oil industry and HM Coastguard; monitoring of firefighter instructors; evaluation of immersion

suits, emergency breathing systems and lifejackets; estimation of survival time in cold water; search and surveillance; thermoregulation in the heat wearing protective clothing; cooling strategies for working in the heat; human adaptation to cold heat and altitude; the influence of gender on thermoregulation; and the pathophysiology and assessment of cold injury. The University of Portsmouth also run courses in Crisis and Disaster Management (MSc) and Paramedic Science (FdSc). www.port.ac.uk

Visit University of Portsmouth on Stand Q27.

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Patient approach to learning BMJ Learning’s pre-hospital care modules allow you to learn at your convenience to avoid disrupting emergency patient care. They enable you to keep up to date, ensure you are fully trained and comply with all mandatory training requirements.

One less thing on your mind The programme consists of 31 high-quality CPD/CME modules, specially written for paramedics and other first responders, and are based on paramedic practice. Some of BMJ Learning’s most popular modules include chest pain, burns, analgesia and basic life support.

Smoke without fire Le Maitre Ltd, a British manufacturer of smoke machines and fluids, supplies equipment to emergency services departments across the country for regular use in BA training sessions. The powerful smoke machines, with smoke output ranging from 500 to 1100 cubic metres/minute, provide a realistic, reduced visibility environment, producing huge amounts of dense white, non-toxic smoke.

www.learning.bmj.com/prehospital

Visit BMJ on Stand N53.

Training tailored for you The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is the UK’s leading awarding organisation for regulated health and safety and food safety qualifications. Its portfolio assists employers to comply with legal requirements and best practice issues while offering employees fit for purpose training. The CIEH’s health and safety portfolio now includes Fire Safety and First Aid qualifications, which have been launched to help organisations meet their duties under current legislation. With a wide range of options including classroom, eLearning, assurance, bespoke or tailored qualifications, CIEH can work with you to find the learning and assessment solution that is right for your organisation.

www.cieh.org/training www.cieh-elearning.com

The G300, GForce 1, GForce 2 and GForce3 are ideal for training exercises, being both powerful yet economical, robust, compact, easy to use and reliable. Where a lighter, portable unit is required, the canister-based Mini Mist is the perfect solution, operating for up to 20 minutes unplugged. All the smoke machines can be used with Le Maitre’s Industrial Smoke Fluid, a water-based, non-toxic fluid, which produces a dense white smoke with consistent particle size and lengthy hang-time, sustainable even at high temperatures. Approximately one hour of smoke output can be achieved with a five-litre bottle of fluid. www.lemaitreltd.com

Visit Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on Stand H43.

Visit Le Maitre Ltd on Stand M9.

It will never happen to us… … But if it does, it’s good to know that your plans have been validated and your team are confident to undertake their roles and responsibilities.

Training 4 Resilience (T4R), specialises in designing and delivering table top exercises that validate plans; develop staff competences; and test established procedures. The company has designed and delivered over 80 exercises for both the public sector (single-agency and multi-agency groups) and the private sector, including major events and venues such as Glastonbury Festival (2013 and 2014), Wembley Stadium, and the Tour de France 2014 Stage 3. In all cases T4R provides detailed post exercise reports that contain documented evidence and recommendations for teams to consider following the exercise. Training 4 Resilience also provides a selection of

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training courses that cover a range of resilience topics. As well as face to face training, the company’s Virtual T4R Classroom has been used extensively this year and provides the perfect solution for teams who are spread across the globe. The training can be delivered at any time of the day (or night!) and is instructor led, which ensures a dynamic delivery environment as well as the opportunity for plenty of interaction among the participants. www.training4resilience.co.uk

Visit Training 4 Resilience on Stand P24.

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Working to deliver effective emergency management The Emergency Planning College (EPC) is one of the UK’s leading organisations for multi-agency and major incident training, consultancy and exercising for, and on behalf of the UK Cabinet Office. The EPC is a service with a mission; to ‘enhance UK resilience’. The college’s highly experienced, industry leading experts provide a wide range of dynamic and diverse services, including advice, audit, training, seminars, webinars and workshops for public and private sector clients across the UK and overseas. The EPC believes that it’s only by working together that effective and integrated emergency management can be delivered. This is why it continues to provide new ways of helping responders develop better multi-agency working,

through the following ways: offering a total service with training, advice, information support and exercising; leading the professional debate; employing trainers who combine experience, qualifications and teaching ability – the best in the business; adding value through free (or reduced cost) learning opportunities; renewing and updating its courses; and delivering learning on campus, in customers’ own locations and in local ‘hubs’ around the UK. www.epcollege.com

Visit Emergency Planning College on Stand P16.

Professional medical courses from PGI Training PGI Training is a market leader in medical solutions and specialises in pre-hospital medical training to companies, individuals, governments and agencies. Its values are evident in every element of PGI Training’s activity and are personified by the company’s people day in, day out. Its team of instructors are frontline medical professionals with a wealth of experience gained from working in complex pre-hospital environments. Bespoke packages PGI Training offers a range of professional medical courses and has the capability to tailor bespoke packages to meet its clients’ specific needs. This enables you to be prepared for medical emergencies while you’re deployed on global operations and expeditions. Upon attending The Emergency Services Show, PGI Training is proud to announce the launch of its new training course, Pre-hospital Enhanced Surgical Skills (PESS). The PESS course is a twoday continuous programme designed for frontline medical professionals working in the pre-hospital environment, where advanced medical care is limited or unavailable.

Partner with HAAGEN for total fire and safety solution A complete line of fire and safety training products will be on offer from HAAGEN, which allow professional instructors and firefighters to conduct realistic and effective hands-on training exercises across a broad spectrum of emergency scenarios, including fire extinguisher training, hazmat training, search and rescue and live-fire training.

training props to large-scale complexes featuring residential, industrial, and transportation simulations. In the UK, in 2014, HAAGEN has designed, built and delivered fire training systems for London Fire Brigade, West Midlands Fire Service and Babcock.

Digital system The latest HAAGEN product, the Attack™ Digital Fire Training System, is a waterproof panel that features five thermal sensors and generates interactive digital flames and sound effects to create a realistic and interactive seat of fire. Smoke output is directly tied to the fire conditions. Visit the HAAGEN stand for a demonstration and find out why West Midlands Fire Service and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are so convinced that the Attack will play an important role to enhance their fire suppression training capabilities. HAAGEN is also a global leader in developing the largest and most advanced fire training systems, buildings and complexes around the world. The company’s engineers develop a wide range of systems from life-sized helicopter and vehicle fire

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Visit HAAGEN on Stand H23.

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Improved confidence The course comprises both theoretical sessions and practical skill stations. Its aim is to test the already competent medical professional in emergency lifesaving techniques using cadaveric models. On completion of the course the student will gain a higher level of confidence and knowledge when dealing with the critically injured. www.pgitraining.com

Visit PGI Training on Stand Q16.

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CREATTE FLAMES AND A SMOKE E

DIGITA AL FLAMES S WHERE LIVE FIRE ISN’T POSSIBLE The Attack™ is a new digitaal training system developed in conjunc o tion with and fo or Fire Services. Interactive flamess, sound and dynamic smoke gene eration allow fire services to train in any location and caarry out varied training exercises.

The panel’s built-in thermaal sensors detect water application n and the fire responds automaticallyy; challenge g firrefigh g ters to knock down the flam mes with multiple p hose lines. Where training with water is not possible you can train with the special developed digital nozzle and weighted d hoseline. The Attack is quickly set-up p and easily moved which enabless you to turn any room into a burn room. For more info ormation call +44 + (0)1527 888 960 or visit www.haagen.com +44 (0)1527 888 960 9 WWW.HAAGEN.COM O

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Busy times for pre-hospital publisher with touch of class Class Professional Publishing has been supporting emergency services staff for many years through its association with Jones & Bartlett Learning, which the company exclusively represents in the UK and across Europe. With the flagship text Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets at its centre, the Jones & Bartlett Learning catalogue of products also includes resources for the market-leading NAEMT courses PHTLS, PHTLS Military, Trauma First Response and AMLS. These gold standard texts support the premier education programmes for pre-hospital emergency trauma care and management of medical emergencies. Class Professional also independently provides customised products for ambulance staff and NHS ambulance services. Building on the success of the

Independ dentt publishers of a range of EMS prod o ucts, including:

UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines on behalf of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives in 2013, Class Professional has developed self-testing on the guidelines, CPG:CPD. Add to this the company’s highly-acclaimed subscription service, Standby CPD, the UK Ambulance Services Emergency Response Driver Manual, Pain: An Ambulance Perspective and the customised Clinical Manuals for the East of England and the North East ambulance services, these are busy times for Class Professional Publishing. http://classprofessional.co.uk

Visit Class Professional Publishing on Stand C14. Representing within Europe

CPDme designed for you CPDme, founded in 2008, is an online portfolio building service for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) aimed primarily at anyone working within health and social care. Created by Andrew Ormerod, an NHS Paramedic, it can, however, be used by anyone who wishes to keep an accurate record of their lifelong learning from volunteer to senior level professionals. The CPDme website has expanded to provide many more services than in its origins six years ago, including: Staff Management Cloud – used to manage from 10 to 4000 CPD Users; CPD course

and event finder – easily find future learning and development; analysed development activity report – allows you to direct your future development; print-ready portfolio builder – access complete print ready copy 24/7. Whether you’re an individual looking to keep a personal record of your own development or a Team Leader looking to manage portfolios for a group of staff, CPDme has a package for you. Bespoke packages are available from small to large organisations.

Need training? Get Tactical The Tactical Training Centre is a nationally approved (College of Policing) firearms and multifunctional training facility. It is the perfect venue to make your training a success, providing a unique experience within a facility that brings the best of out of your people. The Tactical Training Centre ensures all training programmes are aligned with nationally recognised standards where appropriate while the centre’s specialist trainers are accredited to the highest standards; delivering creativity, consistency and quality to every client. The UK Home Office has profiled the Tactical Training Centre as a template for future developments and it has been frequently visited by police forces both in the UK and abroad due to the culture and standards of excellence that have been borne in this facility. The centre prides itself on adopting an innovative approach to training and can accommodate both police and non-police organisations that wish to develop firearms, leadership and decision making skills. Its specialist trainers can deliver your requirements at a location to suit you, anywhere in the world. Categories of training undertaken include: tactical team medics; command and control; conflict management; firearms; specialist method of entry; and personal protection. www.tacticaltrainingcentre.com

Visit the Tactical Training Centre on Stand L53. CPD Applications CPD Applications, founded in 2014, is a smartphone application building service, which has created several applications, including: CPD Portfolio for iPhone; CPD Skills Log (coming soon); CPD Premium Portfolio App; and CPD Portfolio for Android (coming soon) At The Emergency Services Show 2014 CPDme will be launching its new interactive CPD Premium Portfolio App for iPhone. http://cpdme.com

CPDme will be launching its new interactive CPD Premium Portfolio App for iPhone.

Visit CPDme on Stand Z223.

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Head outside for incident command demos

VectorCommand will be exhibiting outside on Stand OS448 at The Emergency Services Show with its multi-agency compact incident command unit and a new high tech trailer unit packed with the latest equipment, command and control, and training and assessment software. Visitors to the show will see the latest release of the Command Support System, the world’s leading incident management system, on various tablet devices and in the ICU. The system is used by emergency services around the world not only to manage incidents and events of all sizes but also to plan and prepare for events proactively. VectorCommand will be giving demonstrations of

the COMAH Control Room set up with bespoke new screens and modules, offering the latest and customer-specific incident management systems. The mobile incident command training and assessment centre will also be available to view, featuring interactive demonstrations of the new facilitator and assessor tablet for the Tactical Command Trainer (TCT) system, allowing you to take full advantage of the in-built touch functionality for which it was designed. Now the TCT Facilitator can do everything that used to be done with a mouse and keyboard, at the touch of a button or the swipe of a finger – but much more simply and quickly. www.vectorcommand.com

Visit VectorCommand Ltd on Stand OS448.

‘Try before you buy’ patient simulation products Simulaids Ltd is an approved distributor of Simulaids and Lifeform branded training products. Based in Coalville in Leicestershire, the company’s

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aim is to supply and support its customers with an extensive product range, offering next day delivery in many instances. This it achieves by stocking most products in the UK, ready to meet customers’ needs. The product range covers many and varied items for use in basic life support training, advanced life support training, patient simulation, general medical, casualty simulation and patient moving manikins. Simulaids supplies and supports an extensive range of anatomical models and provides an approved service centre for warranty, service and repair of its products. In many cases demonstration units of products are available for potential customers to try before they buy. With products of this nature it is difficult

to view a picture and assess the application performance suitability; Simulaids carries a varied range of demonstrators for all potential customers to carry out valuable pre-purchase assessment. Where there are comments and concerns that prevent purchase the company looks into these in detail with its research and development team to try and accommodate any viable changes. Simulaids relies on the feedback from its existing and potential customers to include the modifications and improvements the marketplace demands. www.simulaids.eu.com

Visit Simulaids Ltd on Stand J22.

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Critical care goes on the ATACC The Anaesthesia, Trauma & Critical Care Faculty (ATACC) will be delivering an exciting demonstration of its multi-disciplinary training at this year’s show. Throughout the event, ATACC will provide a number of opportunities to see why the faculty has been accredited and acclaimed by the Royal College of Surgeons for its advanced level, multi-agency approach to trauma and casualty care.

The ATACC Faculty will provide a series of fully immersive, simulated scenarios in a unique, adaptive, self-contained environment, to demonstrate how it has embraced all modalities of emergency and casualty simulation. Using live actors, cas-sim, mannequins, simulated monitors and its newly developed fully immersive environment, ATACC can recreate any scenario or situation literally at the ‘click of a mouse’. ATACC is a not-for-profit organisation that is keen to demonstrate how all of the emergency services can easily adopt this style of realistic training, within their financial constraints, to provide effective multi-agency response. www.atacc.co.uk

Visit ATACC on Stand B3.

Get interactive with Babcock The latest Babcock stand is set to wow visitors to this year’s Emergency Services Show, with its interactive elements featuring the latest developments in training and asset management software. Visitors can test first hand some of the company’s training modules and see how Babcock is using telematics across the public and commercial sector. This interactive element is supported by the company’s experienced team, who will be on hand to explain how technology and innovation sits at the core of how Babcock transforms the management of your assets, training and estate to meet your goals. The company’s talented barista will be delighted to make your favourite brew, or tempt you with one of the many designer coffees on offer, while you meet the Babcock team.

Improving fleet performance.

Collaborative approach The company’s nine-screen plasma will feature how Babcock uses its proven capability and whole life collaborative approach to improve performance and reduce the lifetime costs of ownership and operation. This giant screen also forms part of the interactive training and telematics programmes so visitors can enjoy both a live run through as well as trying the various modules out for themselves on a smaller screen with the guidance of a trainer.

Vital paramedic resource The Journal of Paramedic Practice is the only monthly peer-reviewed and evidence-based journal for the paramedic profession. Professional knowledge Containing articles on clinical practice, policy and professional issues, education, training and research, the journal is a vital resource in helping paramedics enhance their professional knowledge and stay ahead of all their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Subscribers also gain access to online CPD modules, allowing them to fulfil their CPD requirements at a time that suits. Visit the Journal of Paramedic Practice on Stand A26 to pick up your free copy of the journal, discuss potential article ideas with the editorial team, or enquire about advertising possibilities. By taking out a subscription at the show, visitors will be able to save 20 percent on the standard rate. Volume 6 Number 5

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A proven leader in the market, Babcock is the only organisation able to deliver the depth and breadth of experience to underpin this unique and integrated approach to managing the whole life of an organisation’s training, built estate and vehicles and equipment – regardless of complexity and technicality. Further, its understanding of the sector gained through long-term contracts with authorities such as the London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police Service ensures customers have the confidence to focus where its matters, knowing your assets are both well managed and are in safe hands. Book ahead The Babcock stand will prove popular with visitors; therefore to avoid any disappointment, the company would encourage you to book ahead for the interactive elements either early at the show or online at emergency.services@babcockinternational.com indicating your preferences from the following: Asset management – telematics in practice; and Training – E-learning or Incident Command. You can also request ahead meetings with the Babcock team.

EDITORIAL FGM: the role of front-line staff

COMMENT Report highlights inadequate UK landing facilities for air ambulances Should we change the Mental Health Act 1983 for emergency services?

CASE STUDY Application of the iTClamp™ in the clinical management of haemorrhage: a case study

PROFESSIONAL Using clinical decision making and reflection strategies to support practice

CONSENSUS STATEMENTS CAREER DEVELOPMENT Twenty-five years of London’s Air Ambulance paramedics

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Win a year’s free subscription The Journal of Paramedic Practice will also be offering visitors to The Emergency Services Show the chance to win a year’s free subscription to the journal by signing up to its free monthly electronic news service. JPP News contains a digest of professional news and courses, highlights featured articles that are accessible free from the journal’s website, and includes job opportunities within the pre-hospital setting. www.paramedicpractice.com

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Visit Babcock Critical Services Limited on Stand J7.

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Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle takes centre stage at The Emergency Services Show The Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle, Primetech’s revolutionary new fire fighting and communications platform, which has been generating huge interest among fire and rescue services throughout the UK, is to take pride of place on Primetech’s stand at The Emergency Services Show in September. Fire and rescue service chiefs have praised the Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle for providing fire and rescue services with a range of new, cost effective options for improving fire fighting efficiency and firefighter safety. The Cobra vehicle is fast, flexible and economical, while at the same time being hugely capable, carrying (on a Mitsubishi Trojan vehicle platform) a suite of powerful and innovative new fire fighting technologies; in particular the Cobra cold cutting system, which can cut through building walls and force high-pressure water spray into fire spaces to suppress fires quickly enabling the fire to be attacked, safely, from outside the building.

With this powerful combination of features it is not surprising that it fits perfectly with Sir Ken Knight’s observations and recommendations, in Facing the Future, on how fire and rescue services should improve flexibility and efficiency. Sir Ken stated, ‘My review found a significant move by a number of fire and rescue authorities in providing a variable level of response to differing types of incident and thus matching response to risk. ‘One of the constraints on efficiency is the rigidity of dispatching a ‘standard’ fire engine to all types of incident. I was heartened to see that many rescue authorities have begun to invest in different types of response vehicles that can be crewed by varying numbers of firefighters, enabling a more flexible response.’

“Primetech has created the Cobra Evaluation and Training Programme, which provides vehiclespecific training for the various technologies carried by the Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle, as well as flexible leasing arrangements to help ease fire and rescue service budgets.”

Positive response The Cobra vehicle received a very positive response from senior fire officers and local government representatives at the LGA Fire Conference held earlier this year. It is also being demonstrated to fire and rescue services throughout the UK, who are very interested in how this completely new class of vehicle is giving them powerful and effective new options for improving fire fighting efficiency. Rural fire and rescue services, in particular, have shown great interest. At retained fire stations, the Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle enables fire and rescue services to respond immediately to calls, without waiting for the full crew required for a traditional fire engine.

Multi Purpose Nozzle Another exciting newly announced feature on the Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle is the Coldcut Multi Purpose Nozzle (MPN), which adds extra fire fighting power to the Cobra system. MPN operates through the use of a two-handed pistol grip, creating variable spray patterns as required by fire conditions. The spray is easily adjusted and in a few seconds the jet can be switched from a very narrow ‘beam’ to a wide cone spray jet.

Evaluation and Training Programme To capitalise on this interest and to make it much easier for services to introduce the Cobra vehicle into their fleets, Primetech has created the Cobra Evaluation and Training Programme, which provides vehicle-specific training for the various technologies carried by the Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle, as well as flexible leasing arrangements to help ease fire service budgets. An accredited training programme is supported by the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, the only fire and rescue service in the UK to have accredited CCS Academy status. www.primetech.co.uk

For more information please contact Henry Walker on Tel: 08453 455 734 or e-mail: henryw@primetech.co.uk

Multi Purpose Nozzle, now added to the Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle.

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Closing the loop with triple resilience alerting PageOne will be showcasing its triple resilient alerting solution, alongside its range of smartphone apps and lone worker technologies, at ESS2014. Dual frequency paging with SMS fall-back offers unrivalled resilience and provides a viable alternative to the costly replacement of legacy on-site paging networks. Such technology is already being used by the likes of County Durham and Darlington, Essex County and Northern Ireland fire and rescue services. The idea of having dual frequency is that it enables users to capitalise on both the on-site and wide area network; reverting to SMS in the unlikely event either paging channels become

unavailable. By expanding the remit of messaging with wide area paging, users can achieve vast cost savings, consolidate devices, extend coverage, enhance operational response and improve communications resilience. Apps for smarter working Smartphone Apps are increasingly being used to enable smarter, cheaper and more effective working practices for public safety responders. The Responder App from PageOne separates and elevates operational messaging and alerting, leveraging two-way and GPS capability to assist in the real-time management and direction of field resource. The App also offers an optional Lone Worker feature

Primetech to demo Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle Leading mobile satellite broadband communications and systems integrator Primetech is demonstrating its innovative Cobra Rapid Response Strike Vehicle at The Emergency Services Show, along with other communications, HD video and support solutions. The Cobra vehicle is creating huge interest and has been highly praised by Sir Ken Knight, the former Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for England, as a cost effective and creative approach to improving fire fighting efficiency in an age of funding challenges. Highly effective The Cobra Rapid Response Vehicle fire fighting platform is a completely new category of vehicle capable of being operated by a crew of two firefighters. It is quick to despatch, fast to deploy and highly effective, featuring the unique Cold Cut Cobra fire fighting system complemented by the Multi Purpose Nozzle (MPN), plus mobile satellite

broadband communications and wireless body-worn cameras. The Cobra system delivers high pressure water mixed with a cutting agent that cuts through all known building and construction materials, allowing firefighters to fight fires safely from the outside of buildings. The system supports increased firefighter safety and reduces water damage. The addition of a MultiPurpose Nozzle (MPN) broadens the use of the Cobra cutting extinguisher, and in combination provides an enhanced ability to manage many different fire fighting scenarios more effectively and efficiently, such as: car fires, outdoor fires, dampening down operations, decontamination and foam attack. MPN is a two-handed pistol grip, which creates variable spray patterns. The Cobra Rapid Response Vehicle enables fire and rescue services to make a dramatic initial

providing additional support and peace-of-mind for lone worker personnel. www.pageone.co.uk

Visit PageOne Communications Ltd on Stand E3.

Primetech is showing its ground breaking Cobra rapid response strike vehicle.

impact on the scene while the main vehicles are on the way. www.primetech.co.uk

Visit Primetech UK Ltd on Stand G70.

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Repeat performance

Integrate, communicate, Excelerate

Excelerate Technology is a global market leader in the provision of data, video, voice and internet via satellite and wireless solutions. The company’s team consistently delivers mission critical applications to a diverse range of markets, including: emergency responders, utilities, education, local government, public transport, maritime and oil and gas. Excelerate’s rapidly deployable applications utilise satellite and wireless technology to achieve a Common Operational Picture allowing resilient voice communications, access to real-time video and critical information anywhere within the incident ground. Excelerate has a reputation built on outstanding service and technical knowledge. Its customers feel safe in the understanding that all their satellite communications needs are in the best possible hands. Great strides Since last year’s Emergency Services Show Excelerate has taken great strides as a company, expanding its presence in both Australia and the Middle East and has opened international offices in Melbourne and Perth, Doha, Dubai and Washington DC. Country Fire Authority (CFA), responsible for the State of Victoria, has recently taken delivery of two fully equipped incident command vehicles and seven smaller field vehicles. Back in the UK, Excelerate continues to be the market leader and provider of choice for the emergency services and has integrated and supplied solutions to: Caerphilly County Council; Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service; Humberside Fire and Rescue Service; Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service; London Ambulance Service; Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service; Scotia Gas Network; The Environment Agency; West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service; Wiltshire

Police; and many more in the UK and internationally. As Excelerate continues to look to the future in its commitment to supporting the emergency services, the company is excited to be demonstrating more communications solutions at this year’s show, including its latest and most exciting developments in interoperable voice communications, as multiagency cooperation continues to be a major issue within the emergency services. Climbing camera The Excelerate Technology stand will showcase a varied range of vehicle based and incident ground solutions. The Sherpa lamppost climbing camera system will also be in attendance as the company launches the latest, solar equipped version of this totally unique solution. The company’s Enhanced Resilient KU Satellite and SuperSat KA Satellite solutions will also be demonstrated with the help of some of Excelerate’s UK based customers, along with members of its technical, research and development and business development departments who will be available to talk through all the solutions the company has on offer. Extraction exercise Excelerate is looking forward to welcoming representatives from the UK Rescue Organisation (UKRO) who will be joining the company as it continues its long-standing relationship with the organisation. The team will also be performing an extraction exercise using Excelerate’s body-worn camera solutions on the company’s outdoor stand.

Premier Communication Electronics (PCE) is looking forward to its second visit to The Emergency Services Show where, again, the company’s communications specialists will be showcasing a new product. The RD965 is Hytera’s first digital/analogue portable repeater that is compatible with the DMR standard. Compact and embedded with a mini duplexer, the device supports a range of power supply plans to guarantee uninterrupted communications during emergencies. Its API and 100Mbps network port combine to support an extended array of applications plus providing IP67 protection, making it reliable in any hostile operating environment. CBRN vest Last year, PCE unveiled its CBRN vest and this will again be available to visitors to view and try on. These military-style vests are constructed from a fire retardant fabric and have a variety of pocket configurations allowing the user to carry a range of equipment, such as two-way radios, external speakers, earpieces and PTT switches, under protective clothing. The vest ensures all this equipment is readily available and accessible, while its capacity for a camel pack also ensures responders remain hydrated during mission-critical situations. www.pce-uk.com

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Visit Excelerate Technology on Stands G28 & OS49.

Visit Premier Communication Electronics Ltd on Stand N7.

Satellite technology demos Sat-Comm Broadcast Ltd is a widely respected satellite system integrator and command vehicle specialist. The company brings 14 years of vehicle conversion experience to its designs, and is particularly noted for integrating sophisticated technology into a variety of commercial, 4WD and armoured vehicles. After a successful show debut last year the company is returning to conduct live demonstrations of its vehicle-borne and portable satellite product range at the outdoor exhibition

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area, and will be showcasing its latest ‘fast response’ demonstration vehicle. The company’s demonstrations will illustrate how Ka-band satellite technology can be quickly deployed to deliver broadband speed communications for personnel responding to incidents anywhere within the British Isles. Sat-Comm Broadcast also provides video monitoring, recording, encoding and encryption systems, and specialises in delivering video over 3G/4G networks, as well as over

conventional means such as fibre, microwave or satellite links. Finally, the company will be presenting its extensive vehicle workshop facilities, which offer comprehensive maintenance, repair and upgrade services for command vehicles, including installations of antennas, masts and generators. www.sat-comm.com

Visit Sat-Comm Broadcast Ltd on Stand OS32.

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Eyewear protection, style and comfort

Bollé Safety, a world leader in the design and manufacture of protective eyewear, will be launching a range of new products at the exhibition – Silium+, IRIs, Rush +, Contour, Cobra, Tracker, Atom and the Backdraft firefighters goggle, all featuring the company’s new and exclusive Platinum anti scratch and anti fog double sided lens coating, which exceeds all European standards.

Also on show will be the Contour Rx, the world’s first base 8 prescription wraparound eye shield with Platinum anti scratch and anti fog polycarbonate Free Form lenses. It provides the wearer with sports styling combined with safety and protection that exceeds all European Standards. All Bollé products provide the wearer with protection, style and comfort due to their lightweight design, advanced material technology

and Bollé Safety’s world renowned optical lens quality. They also offer the customer excellent value for money. www.bolle-safety.com www.bolle-tactical.com

Visit Bollé Safety on Stand G33.

Let Berendsen manage your workwear needs Bigger and better from Ballyclare Exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show last year for the first time as Ballyclare (previously Cosalt) the company returns to the show in 2014 after a year of growth and success as a larger company, having acquired the Lion firefighter business in the UK from the LHD Group. Visitors to Ballyclare’s stand (J11) will be able to see a number of exciting products from both the original Ballyclare and the old LHD UK (Lion Apparel) business, covering the fire, police and military sectors. You will also get the chance to discuss the company’s managed services offering, encompassing garment supply, leasing, repair and laundering.

Berendsen rents, washes and maintains workwear for many different types of customers, from firefighters and welders to doctors, road-worker and chefs. When it comes to the safety of their employees, Berendsen’s customers know that there are no shortcuts. They trust the company to manage their workwear because it takes complete responsibility for all activities with which it is associated. The result? Time is freed-up for customers to concentrate on their business, space is gained to improve the working environment and capital is

made available to help the business grow. Customers depend on Berendsen workwear to be as functional, reliable and protective as possible to help build a safe working environment. Lower total costs Just as important, the company can also lower its customers’ total costs and design its services to fit their precise requirements. For example, workwear can be marked with an RFID chip containing valuable information about the workwear and the wearer. This provides customers with a full overview on workwear usage and history so they are in complete control of their service. www.berendsen.co.uk

Visit Berendsen UK Ltd on Stand J11.

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Visit Ballyclare Limited on Stand J11.

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Innovative Uniform protection from Niton and affordable safety from Arco Arco recognises the importance of keeping emergency services workers safe to ensure they can continue to carry out valuable work saving lives. As one of the UK’s leading safety companies, Arco will be at The Emergency Services Show in Birmingham from 24-25 September 2014 with its award-winning mobile confined space training unit and an innovative range of products to help protect emergency services professionals from the hazards they face. With over 130 years’ experience providing expert advice and protective equipment, Arco’s team on Stand F11 will be offering an insight into the key risks associated with working in the emergency services as well as providing advice on the range of protective solutions and training options available. Mobile confined space unit Visitors are also invited to experience Arco’s award-winning mobile confined space unit at OS421. With 15 people killed in the UK every year as a result of working in or rescuing someone trapped in a confined space1, these training units incorporate the latest technologies to simulate various confined space scenarios. All of the training units are equipped with variable light levels, noise programmes and smoke, plus configurable room layouts over two floors. Real-time monitoring and videoing also allows for continual monitoring of activity, live instruction from the trainer and

Arco’s mobile confined space training unit.

observer learning outside the tunnels system. Practical training covers entry (vertical and horizontal), suitability checks (ie for claustrophobia), selection and use of equipment, developing a safe working system and the initiation of self-rescue or full rescue.

Niton is delighted to be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show again this year. Not only will the company have some old favourites on show, like the Niton Tactical Lightweight Trousers and 4 Pocket Vests, it will have its latest innovations for visitors to view. Preview the Bates Code-6 boots (the lightest boots available), and get your hands on the Niton Tactical Elite Range – the reversible jacket made in conjunction with SnugPak and the LightHawk Pro Companion manufactured in partnership with TicketBoard.

Quality gear and clothing Niton was founded by a police officer after he saw the need for quality gear and clothing at a reasonable price. Nearly 20 years later Niton is still a market leader for law enforcement professionals. The company works with manufacturers in the UK and abroad to create the hugely popular Niton Tactical range – essential kit designed specifically with the needs of UK law enforcement and emergency services personnel in mind. Niton is also a UK distributor for some of the most internationally renowned brands in the industry, including Bates Footwear, Safariland, Damascus, Hatch and Break Free. As well as the great products, Niton also offers great service; staff are extremely knowledgeable, with many having worked in the industry for many years with the police or armed forces. Where training is required the company gets it direct from industry leaders such as Monadnock, Safariland, Sioen and RedMan. As such, the Niton team knows the demands of the job and can find the best products around to keep you safe and make your job easier.

Customer feedback Niton also listens to its customers – let the company know what you like or don’t like about your kit. Since Niton has its own manufacturing capabilities, it can provide solutions quickly, such as the Lithium LiteDock. Niton is able to provide your entire uniform needs. Whether you want a standard, smart uniform or CE marked personal safety equipment, the company usually has it all in stock ready for delivery. If customers want to add their own logos to jackets and shirts for a smart corporate image, Niton can produce and apply them. If they need specialised kit that doesn’t appear to be in stock, visit Niton at the show and the company will source it for you or even manufacture it to your own specifications. If you have any particular requirements contact Niton before the show to make an appointment (call 01293 549858 or email sales@niton999.co.uk). Let the company know what you need and it can make sure the samples or specification sheets you require are to hand. Even if you just want to have a play with the latest Niton Tactical torches or pose with Tactical Tim, visit the Niton stand. www.niton999.co.uk

Visit Niton Equipment on Stand A8.

Ref: 1 ‘Confined Spaces’ – Andy Bagworth, Safety Manager, Anglian Water Services – The National Food and Drink Manufacturing Conference October 2012. www.arco.co.uk

Visit Arco Ltd on Stands F11 & OS421.

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Toxicity app takes centre stage The PermaSURE® toxicity modeller app will take centre stage for Respirex at this year’s Emergency Services Show. Designed for use with the company’s Chemprotex™ range of fabrics, PermaSURE® allows emergency responders to quickly and easily establish their maximum safe working time with a given chemical hazard, based on current site conditions and can be used with the lightweight GTL gas-tight suit and Limited Life SC1 splash suits. Unlike permeation datasheets, PermaSURE® calculates a safe working time based on the toxicity of the chemical, the working temperature of the suit (rather than a standard lab temperature) and the level of contact, and reduces the risk of exposure through the incorrect interpretation of chemical permeation data.

CQC flexes its military might

Rescue range Respirex’s sister company, MFC Survival, will be launching a number of exciting new products at ESS this year, including its new highperformance rescue and multi-function boat

ranges, new lightweight inflatable shelter designs and a new compact rescue board. On top of this the company will be showing a range of improvements to a number of existing products, including the All Purpose Inflatable (API) Stretcher and fire hose inflation kit. www.respirexinternational.com/en

Visit Respirex International Ltd on Stands B2 & OS81.

For over 60 years CQC has been leading the way in the design and manufacture of UK military textile products. Most recently the company designed and provided more than 275,000 life saving Osprey body armour systems to the British Army. CQC also has many years of expertise in the design of first aid bags to military units worldwide. The company’s most recently developments are in highly innovative CBRN clothing protecting many militaries and police units from chemical or biological attacks. In 2013 CQC went into partnership with Fibrelight Developments Ltd. The company now manufactures and promotes the MOB recovery cradles, emergency ladders and solid rod and sectional stretchers. All these innovative products will be on display at the CQC stand at The Emergency Services Show. www.cqc.co.uk

Visit CQC Ltd on Stand M8.

Updated ICP PPE range due in 2015 Attention on Bristol’s stand at this year’s show will be on the ICP Technological Refresh programme, currently well underway, and due to be completed in 2015. An area of the stand will be dedicated to a series of exhibits looking at the success of the ICP since its launch in 2007, the extensive programme of garment and wearer trials now underway and looking ahead to the spring of next year when the new ICP PPE range will be unveiled. It will provide an ideal opportunity for non-ICP user fire and rescue services to appraise its operational and financial advantages. New users joining from 2015 could reap the benefits over the coming seven years.

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Also on show will be the latest development in firefighter PPE design, which uses a layered approach to protection for structural and wildland fire fighting as well as USAR operations. A suite of garments including two coats and one trouser are used in layered combinations to achieve structural standard EN469: 2005 Level 1 and Level 2, wildland standard EN15614: 2007 and Hi-Visibility standard EN20471: 2013. Bristol’s latest USAR kit, RescueFlex™, HART technical rescue garments for the ambulance service and protective rescue garments for air ambulance aircrews will also be on show.

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Visit Bristol Uniforms Ltd on Stand J3.

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Uncompromising kit for uncompromising individuals Ilasco with Keela is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of protective clothing solutions for police, military and tactical forces. Intensive research and development combined with constant user interaction and feedback ensures the company’s technical kit meets and surpasses user requirements. Innovation, exceptional performance and quality construction provides the ultimate protection for the wearer. On show at ESS2014 will be Keela’s new collection of water rescue kit. The collection includes the new drysuit, made of a durable three-

layer fabric and packed with features including a reinforcing neck fastening to protect the neck seal. Sherpa jacket There will also be the versatile Sherpa jacket along with a sneak peek of the company’s latest innovation – the ideal companion for the Sherpa jacket. www.keela.co.uk

Visit Keela International / Ilasco Ltd on Stand J13.

Tactical footwear ready for duty Tracerlite is a new duty tactical footwear range available to the UK market via suppliers SP Services (UK) Ltd and Niton Equipment Ltd. The brand is already a market leader in Australia and New Zealand for police, prisons, EMS, St John Ambulance and security personnel. Proven in the toughest environments that Australia can throw at them, from the Southern Alps through deserts and sub tropical rain forest to the streets of major cities, these boots are designed with comfort, function and fit in mind and are built to last. The Tracerlite range offers extremely functional boots made from quality eco-friendly leather, slip resistant soles and cushioned insoles along with versatile half sizes for a truly comfortable fit.

Tracerlite was developed with the focus of building environmentally sustainable lightweight performance footwear that combines function, fit and comfort. Tracerlite are unmatched in style, performance and quality. Get your hands on the Tracerlite range at Stands A8 and L52 where Niton and SP Services will be showcasing Tracerlite boots including the new addition to the range, the Tracerlite Tactical TL-2; this boot keeps you dry, comfortable and safe throughout your shift. www.spservices.co.uk www.niton999.co.uk

Visit Tracerlite Tactical Footwear on Stands A8 & L52.

Kermel fabric looks to reduce ownership costs Everyone is aware of the high protection levels required by the modern day firefighter and many suppliers, including KERMEL, have a solution to fit the needs of the end user. Questions remain, however, regarding the protection of budget costs of the different fire and rescue services and what, if any, impact suppliers may have on the environment regarding sustainable development. KERMEL aims to ensure that its fabrics not only maximise the wearer comfort with low heat impact on the human body but that the company also ensures that the cost of ownership to fire and rescue services is as cost effective as possible.

is the true ‘no break-open’ KERMEL Project Buckler fabric. This fabric was developed to ensure continued professional looking aspect with little to no shrinkage even after 30 industrial wash/dry cycles. Not only then is there a benefit with initial lower cost but also the lifetime of the garment is extended to reduce ownership costs. KERMEL also has in place a sustainable development project, whereby old garments no longer in service can be collected and recycled for use in other areas where heat and flame are a risk. Kermel® is a registered trademark of the KERMEL company. www.kermel.com

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Visit KERMEL on Stand P5.

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DuPont demos 3DP fabric technology With a global reputation for innovation in heat and flame protection, DuPont returns to this year’s Emergency Services Show to demonstrate its new outer shell fabric to the firefighter market, DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP. Building on over 40 years of successfully keeping firefighters safe, this patented fabric solution completes the DuPont™ Nomex® portfolio. Through integrated fabric technology, Nomex® 3DP provides the wearer with extended escape time and gives extra seconds of safety in situations where every second counts. Garments made from Nomex® 3DP also offer firefighters the benefit of high comfort levels. DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP comprises two layers of fabric woven together using an intelligent weaving

structure patented by DuPont as Flux Technology. The inner layer comprises DuPont™ Kevlar® with an outer layer of DuPont™ Nomex®. With different thermal shrinkage patterns, each layer reacts differently to heat flux, triggering increased insulation and providing three-dimensional protection. This intelligent weaving structure also ensures that the garment is breathable, comfortable and flexible while optimising durability and mechanical strength to enable longer wear-life and lower repair and replacement costs. www.dupont.co.uk

Visit DuPont on Stand K32.

PBI fabrics enjoy continued success in Europe PBI Performance Products is enjoying continued growth across Europe as more fire and rescue services specify the company’s outer fabrics as the preferred choice to protect their firefighters. PBI fabrics are internationally renowned for their exceptional flame resistance and thermal protection from radiant heat, built on a 30-year heritage of technical excellence and innovation. Rotterdam Fire Department, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Dublin Fire Brigade have chosen PBI Matrix fabric, which combines the high performing heat and flame protection of PBI Gold with a durable matrix of high strength denier filaments to reduce wear and tear. In Sweden, Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Service recently changed to PPE choosing PBI’s Ibena Neo.

High flame resistance All PBI fabrics, including PBI Gold, PBI, Max, Gemini XTL and Titan1260, are lightweight and strong and achieve a high standard of flame resistance. They will not become brittle, shrink or break open when exposed to flame and high temperatures. This also means that the integrity of the internal layers of the garment is protected and the transfer of any radiant heat is slower, allowing more time for firefighters to escape to safety in a situation such as a flashover. http://pbiproducts.com

Visit PBI Performance Products Inc on Stand L5.

Structural fire suit set for show launch FlamePro (UK) Ltd will be launching a new firefighter’s suit at The Emergency Services Show in September. This Level II structural suit will feature an outer shell of TenCate’s latest PBI® development fabric – Gemini™ XTL. TenCate Gemini™ XTL utilises the thermal resistance of PBI® and para-aramid fibres, reinforced with a patented high strength grid to produce the best performing PBI®-based fabric available on the market today. Gemini™ XTL plus TenCate’s three-dimensional thermal barrier with an ePTFE breathable, waterproof moisture barrier, combined with a wicking quilted thermal lining, produces a system where all layers work with each other to maximise comfort and strength. Using the Gemini™ XTL system, FlamePro has designed a great fitting suit to maximise the strength and laundering capabilities of the layers with a garment that provides maximum movement, comfort and protection for the modern firefighter. The suit will be available with a choice of either a removable lining for ease of laundering or a fixed lining in traditional style. The advantage of having a removable lining is that the outer shell can be laundered with greater frequency in order to remove harmful toxins without necessarily having to launder the linings. This approach also has the potential to cut total life costs by allowing outer shells to be repaired at much lower cost than traditional suits. www.flame-pro.com

Visit FlamePro (UK) Ltd on Stand J14.

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Get ‘hands on’ with Ringers Nimbus Motorsport will be a new name to many in the emergency services sector and they may wonder what an ostensibly motorsport related organisation has to offer them? Nimbus Motorsport has been the UK and European distributor of Ringers Hand Protection Products for many years, initially concentrating on offering hand protection for all forms of motorsport, from F1 to club racing. This included protecting track and fire marshalls who were involved in extricating drivers following accidents,

as well as pit crews, mechanics and others coping with the many hazards associated with motorsport. Increasingly, Nimbus Motorsport was asked to supply hand protection products to individuals and teams within the emergency services sector and always received excellent feedback on the quality and effectiveness of the Ringers products.

increasing the range Nimbus Motorsport has to offer to emergency services personnel. All visitors are invited to Stand N19 to get ‘hands on’ with Ringers products, pick up some literature, and discuss the professional Ringers Hand Protection range with Chris or Brian. www.nimbusmotorsport.com

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TEXPORT® looks to expand on global success Joining forces with UK market key player Hunter Apparel, TEXPORT® has begun to expand on its continued global success. An impressive 100 percent market share of professional fire and rescue services in Austria, coupled with the supply of numerous professional fire and rescue services all over the world, show the growing importance of TEXPORT’s role as a high quality PPE manufacturer. Contracts most recently awarded to the company include Brazil City, Rotterdam and Dublin Fire Brigade, all of which further

strengthen TEXPORT’s position in the PPE industry. At this year’s Emergency Service Show, TEXPORT will present its latest innovations in PPE, including revolutionary new fabrics and the latest product lines. www.texport.at

Visit Texport GmbH on Stand L19.

Highly defined and refined Intramark Limited has been in business since 1998 and has the honour of holding the Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. The company takes great pride in holding a Royal Warrant as it shows excellent recognition of the quality products it manufactures. Intramark Limited is a leading UK supplier to the armed forces, police, fire and rescue service, ambulance and security services. The company supplies a wide range of quality clothing that can be embroidered or heat pressed. Whether you’re a large or small organisation, Intramark uses the latest technology and embroidery programmes to give you the recognition that you need.

New product ranges to come online include Avalanche, Glacier, Scoria and Drumlin. Avalanche utilises a new technique using specialist gases, which permanently impregnates the top layer of fabric or material. Using the new Avalanche system Intramark can achieve greater definition in a cost effective way. These new techniques enable the company to manufacture products such as personalised name badges, plaques and much more. www.intramarkuk.com

Visit Intramark Ltd on Stand G3.

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Limited life VSuit stars in expanded VersarPPS range VersarPPS is a leading UK manufacturer of decontamination equipment and personal protective equipment, specialising in providing complete solution packages to a wide variety of hazard prone industries. For over 65 years, the company’s product offering has evolved and is globally known within the industry for its bespoke and quality-designed products. VersarPPS has undergone a major transformation in the last 12 months, which has included a product rationalisation, new marketing strategy and new product portfolio. Having expanded into multiple industries, the company has extended its product portfolio, which now includes the new limited life VSuit range, and complementary respiratory accessories.

VersarPPS’s Product & Services range includes: protective suit solutions for all hazardous environments; industry leading decontamination solutions for health and blue light services; special product solutions for all industrial/service platforms; tailored training; and maintenance packages. With almost seven decades of protecting workers in hazardous environments VersarPPS’s reputation for reliability and expertise make it a leading industry specialist. Visit the company’s stand to see the new and exciting products the team has been developing for you. www.versarpps.com

Visit Versar PPS on Stand R46.

Overall protection for emergency responders TenCate Protective Fabrics is the largest supplier of fire resistant (FR) fabrics in the world. The company is a global market leader in developing and making high-tech fabrics for firefighter turnout gear. Its fabrics are designed and engineered to provide the best overall protection available to protect emergency responders from heat, flame and other relevant hazards. Advanced engineering The company’s latest innovation is the TenCate Gemini XTL™ outer shell. This unique fabric combines the proven performance of PBI® fibres with the advanced engineering expertise of TenCate. The thermal resistance of PBI® and paraaramid fibres is reinforced with a high-strength grid. This patented TenCate technology results in the best-performing PBI®-based fabric available on the market today.

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Big deal for station wear supplier

Wm Sugden has this year confirmed its status as a major supplier into the emergency services sector with recent successes within the police and fire and rescue services. In addition to the major contract held with St John Ambulance Supplies, which recently saw SJCW (Wales) go live with the award winning new ‘Service Delivery Uniform’ and is now provided to over 40,000 volunteers across the UK, Wm Sugden has also secured its second national framework with the police. Already the current framework supplier for white shirts, the company has won the four-year national framework contract to supply the new all climate shirt. It is estimated that over 500,000 garments will be supplied during the contract term. As the company that invented the Fully Managed Service Concept, Sugdens was delighted to re-gain the contract to supply this into Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service from May 2014. This new contract adds to the current contracts to provide the full range of station wear currently supplied to the North East and North West Regions and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service contract to supply three-in-one garments. Wm Sugden is looking forward to having the opportunity to meet with customers, past, present and future at The Emergency Services Show. www.wmsugden.co.uk

Visit Wm Sugden & Sons Ltd on Stand P15.

Lightest and strongest system TenCate is able to supply the world’s lightest and strongest system on the market that is certified to EN 469: 2005, Level 2. In this unique solution, the outer shell, the thermal moisture barrier and the liner are combined into a single integrated system, giving unrivalled performance. www.tencateprotectivefabrics.com

Visit TenCate Protective Fabrics on Stand H8.

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Give your old boots a boost

The Boot Repair Company will display the new anti slip MCT technology from Vibram, which enables all emergency service personnel to walk on ice safely and without slipping. Come and visit the stand for a demonstration and see the video clip. At the other end of the spectrum the company will continue to fit SATRA approved Vibram flame, heat and oil resistant rubber soles to the nation’s fire boots.

Super absorbent fabric soaks up praise UK-based Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) will exhibit at the show and has chosen the event to officially launch its K-Sorb™ fabric to thousands of visitors made up of emergency and resilience professionals eager to learn about the latest products, services and innovations. Having previously displayed fabric prototypes at the event in 2012 – TAL’s new K-Sorb™ fabric (formally KoolSorb) has been re-worked to offer improved comfort and containment of body perspiration while maintaining the durability and washability of the original material. K-Sorb fabric, which contains the company’s patented Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF™), provides unparalleled levels of absorption and retention of sweat, which in turn affords the wearer a cool, dry feeling. “K-Sorb™ has been in development for some time,” explains Technical Sales Manager Dave Hill. “2012 saw us start promoting the technology quite heavily. Feedback from the industry, potential customers and also the media was extremely positive, and the number of enquiries from potential customers continues to grow. “As a result of this communication, we decided to go through a further development and modification process before making the fabric commercially available. Creating a washable super absorbent fabric was never going to be easy, and so gaining this understanding of the market’s requirements was always going to be an integral part of the development process.”

Sweat locked away The composite structure of the K-Sorb™ material allows sweat to rapidly be absorbed from the body, providing a dry, comfortable feeling for the user. The sweat is locked away within the highly absorbent core, reducing wet back and the wet, clammy feeling. In addition, a waterproof outer layer reduces the risk of wet back onto outer garments, keeping the rest of the user’s clothes dry and fresh. The fabric is designed to absorb up to 10 times its own weight of sweat during use, the equivalent of 4.5-litres of sweat for a standard size jacket (1.5 square meters of fabric). However the fabric is fully washable, allowing repeated use of the material. “K-Sorb fabric™ is designed to work under extreme conditions, where normal evaporation is limited or prevented – such as under heavy protective wear or within a sealed environment,” continues Dave. “The ability of the material to absorb and retain many times its own weight in sweat, while still remaining dry to the touch, allows the user to maintain a cool, dry feeling for an extended period. “Having had such a successful event at The Emergency Services Show a couple of years ago, we decided that it was the perfect launchpad for K-Sorb. We will be on Stand L15 and would like to meet with anyone with an interest in our technology.” www.techabsorbents.com

Visit Technical Absorbents on Stand L15.

Safety first with Páramo The Boot Repair Company continues to offer a comprehensive service across all types of boots, replacement sole units, new zips, eyelet replacement and general stitching and refurbishment are all carried out by expert craftsmen using top quality materials. Watch out also for the new motorbike units from Vibram. The company is looking forward to meeting representatives from all organisations both large and small and there will even be a convenient ‘drop in bin’ for individuals who simply want to bring their favourite boots along to get them repaired. The Boot Repair Company is proud to be the main agent for Vibram Rubber and the recommended repairer for Haix International.

Páramo Directional Clothing Systems is an awardwinning outdoor clothing manufacturer offering unique performance, environmental sustainability and ethical production. The company’s waterproofs are made from 100 percent recyclable Polyester, manufactured within the ethical, charitable foundation, Miquelina, in Colombia. Comfortable clothing Your team’s safety and effectiveness are paramount. Team safety relies on good decision

making and cold, wet team members make poor decisions. What’s more, fatigue hits faster when you’re cold and wet. Páramo keeps you drier and more comfortable than traditional waterproofs – removing moisture from the clothing system far more effectively, in all conditions, helping you to concentrate on getting the job done safely despite the weather. Páramo waterproofing is indefinitely renewable, offering greater long-term value. It is highly durable, easy to repair in the field and won’t fail when punctured. Even in the harshest conditions, the system can still recover and dry you out. Strong reputation The Páramo brand has gained a strong reputation within workwear and emergency services markets for delivering performance, comfort and outstanding value. Whether you need a strong corporate image from a hard working uniform or just need the best performance, Páramo can help.

www.bootrepaircompany.co.uk

www.paramo.co.uk

Visit Boot Repair Company Ltd on Stand M17.

Visit Páramo Ltd on Stand M41.

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Durable, waterproof, breathable fabrics Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for its waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from highperformance fabrics and implantable medical

devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. CROSSTECH® Fabrics If your risk assessment has identified a specific

risk from blood borne pathogens, then CROSSTECH® fabrics will deliver the solution, while keeping the responders dry and protected from heat and flame. CROSSTECH® fabrics far exceed competitive products in test laboratories and in the field. Insulating air cushion The family of CROSSTECH® products also includes CROSSTECH® products with AIRLOCK® Spacer Technology, solutions and uses revolutionary AIRLOCK® Spacer Technology to create an insulating air cushion. The result is a garment that is around 20 percent lighter, creating greater freedom of movement for the wearer. CROSSTECH® fabric is used in structural fire fighting ensembles and specialised urban search and rescue suits as well as boots and gloves. GORE-TEX® fabrics If your risk assessment has not identified blood borne pathogens as a specific risk for your responders then the range of GORE-TEX® fabrics will provide a durable, waterproof, breathable solution that delivers protection far in excess of laboratory test standards. GORE-TEX® fabric is also available in the AIRLOCK® Spacer Technology variant. www.gore.com/en_gb

Visit WL Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd on Stand L28.

Magnum to launch healthcare collection Magnum has, since 1982, provided highperformance products, unmatched in comfort, technology and value, used by emergency service and rescue professionals worldwide. For 2015 the company is broadening its range even further to include a new collection, designed specifically for healthcare employees. When focusing on the healthcare market, Magnum’s research has shown that while there is an NHS instruction regarding the use of protective clothing, including aprons, gloves, gowns and masks

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– there is no directive for footwear. However, the Royal College of Nursing does provide some ‘minimum standards’ guidance, stating that footwear should be comfortable, nonslip, have enclosed toes and provide support. The Department of Health also offers some guidance, advising that it is ‘good practice’ to wear soft-soled ‘quiet’ shoes that are closed over the foot and toes to offer protection against injury from dropped objects and contamination from spills. Magnum has designed and manufactured a

collection of shoes (available Spring 2015), which adheres to this guidance and advice, while providing unprecedented levels of comfort and protection, allowing wearers to genuinely focus more on patient care. See Magnum’s full range of uniform, safety and non-slip product on Stand L6. www.magnumboots.com

Visit Magnum on Stand L6

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Have to hand it to ESKA

Filter out CBRN specialist Bluecher’s core business is the development and manufacture of highly efficient filter systems predominately based upon spherical, highperformance adsorbers, which massively outperform traditional activated carbons. Toxic substances are reliably filtered out of gases and liquids and securely bound. Research, development and innovation have made Bluecher’s SARATOGA® brand the world market leader for CBRN protection across a range of 100+ CBRN products.

ESKA started as a family business in 1912 and has become a world leading glove brand. Today, the company is based in Thalheim bei Wels, Austria, and is successfully managed by the fourth generation of the family. The company’s broad product range spans from skiing, fire fighting and occupational safety gloves through military, authority, technical rescue and police gloves to elegant leather gloves and motorcycle gloves.

The 8060 SIGA PBI’s outer protective shell is exclusively made from PBI® fibre.

The 9553 Flash is the all-rounder for technical rescue.

ESKA started developing fire and rescue gloves 40 years ago. It is the only company with three certifications for wearers of respirators and tough fire fighting activities – for the USA (NFPA), Australia (Australian Standard) and Europe (EN 659). Special, unique features include cut protection and fire resistant hard shell protectors. The 8060 SIGA PBI’s outer protective shell is exclusively made from PBI® fibre. Thanks to the

outstanding flame-retardant properties of PBI® fibre, critical clothing areas that are moved or stressed do not tear open on contact with flame and heat. Coated PBI® Gold and PBI® Matrix, which have particularly good mechanical strength durability, are used. The gloves have certification/performance level: EN659: 2003 + A1:200 and the GORE-TEX® liners are both waterproof and breathable. The 9553 Flash is the all-rounder for technical rescue featuring optimum cut protection and outstanding grip and tactility even on smooth surfaces. The gloves comply with the requirements of the European Standards EN 420, EN 388 and EN 407. www.eska.at/en

Visit ESKA on Stand K17.

High performance fabrics Bluecher’s complementary SARATECH® brand of spherical high-performance adsorbents works according to the principles of both chemi and physisorption and are produced in a unique process, creating Bluecher filtration system technologies which point the way for both respiratory and purification applications. Removal of water contaminants, such as radioactivity, heavy metals, CWAs, VOCs and pharmaceuticals, can all be achieved with the BWP400 system using austere energy requirements and at efficiency rates three-times the current norm. Medical casualty PPE Bluecher also offers a range of CBRN medical casualty protective equipment as well as being the UK distributor for the range of HZS highfidelity CWA simulants. For both ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke solutions come and discuss your individual requirements on Stand M18 at The Emergency Services Show 2014. www.bluecher.com

Visit Bluecher UK Ltd on Stand M18.

Carrington Workwear Limited is the largest producer of workwear fabrics in the UK, exporting to more than 70 countries worldwide, with over 60 percent of its products going to new markets. The company produces over 30 million metres (over 18,500 miles) of fabric annually. Based in Lancashire, Carrington has over 125 years’ experience of textile processing and finishing. This is supported by massive investments in one of Europe’s largest fully integrated textile processing and finishing operations. The company specialises in the development of fabrics and finishes with exceptional performance in the most demanding workplace environments. As a result, Carrington has a reputation for innovation, and continues to introduce exciting breakthroughs. New ideas to meet the most stringent performance requirements encountered in diverse areas such as heavy industry, light engineering, food processing, retail, distribution, pharmaceutical, healthcare and defence. Working closely with garment manufacturers and rental laundries, the company has an unrivalled knowledge of their evolving needs. Carrington operates a network of offices throughout Europe and Asia, including Carrington

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Germany, Carrington France, agents throughout Europe and distributors worldwide. 2013 saw the opening of the company’s Asian warehouse to support service levels to Asian garment manufacturers. www.carrington.uk.com

Visit Carrington Career and Workwear Ltd on Stand J42.

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Memorial Fund focuses on needs of future generations The PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund (Registered Charity No. 1156398) was established in memory of my daughter, Nicola Hughes. Since losing Nicola we have established a charity in her memory, the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, which aims to assist children who have lost a close family member through violent crime. Author: Bryn Hughes I’m sure you are aware of the tragic circumstances in which we lost Nicola in September 2012. Nicola was aged just 23 years old when she lost her life alongside her colleague, PC Fiona Bone. She had been a Police Officer with Greater Manchester Police for just over three years and was a response officer at Hyde Police Station on the Tameside Division. Nicola loved her career in the police and was proud to say ‘I’m a Police Officer’; she hated the shifts, the cold and the rain, but then again I think most of us have hated one of those at some point.

Nicola prided herself on her dedication to doing a good job in everything she did, she was meticulous in her attention to detail with her first arrest file containing more witness statements and pages than her Sergeant had ever seen from a trainee Police Officer. Courage and wisdom She was small in height and stature but had a huge personality and possessed courage and wisdom beyond her years; the same Sergeant described her as having the body of a lion cub with the heart of a Lion. This alone summed up Nicola.

Nicola loved to help people and demonstrated this on a daily basis in the contact she had with the general public. She loved children although was not planning a family because as Nicola put it, ‘they drain you financially and make you put weight on’. Since losing Nicola we have established a charity in her memory; PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, which aim’s to assist children who have lost a close family member through violent crime. This assistance will come in the form of providing learning and employment opportunities for those children who are now suffering from financial hardship in the aftermath of such circumstances. We hope to be able to provide help if they want to continue in education, or help to access training courses to secure employment or just the simple things like school uniforms and shoes when the family budget is now somewhat reduced because Mum or Dad are no longer there. A number of events have taken place over the past few months in order to raise funds, one of which was my participation in the North Pole Marathon in April this year. We also saw 1819 police Officers from all over the country taking part in our ‘Run To Remember’ – each of them running two miles per day for a continuous 125 days. For more information on our recent and future activities please visit the website below or follow @PCHughesMEM on Twitter. www.pcnicolahughesmemorialfund.co.uk

Visit PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund on Stand Z207. Bryn Hughes with his daughter, PC Nicola Hughes.

Defib charity keeps it simple The Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT) is a national charity that specialises in helping communities to establish public access defibrillator schemes (cPADS). It is the only organisation that specialises in this area, and has established approximately 1000 schemes in the past four years, including many telephone kiosks. CHT helps the community fund raise, gain planning permissions; addresses the right defibrillator equipment to suit their needs; the right storage container that meets all the relevant regulatory and liability requirements; addresses Governance; provides training and awareness; carries out all the registrations with the ambulance

services and elsewhere; addresses long term support; and has a range of additional services that add value to the cPAD schemes. CHT is unique in that it is the only agency offering a holistic service to the communities in a ‘keep it simple’ process. CHT schemes are now installed around the country, and have already made a positive impact in ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation). www.communityheartbeat.org.uk

Visit The Community Heartbeat Trust on Stand R12.

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Back-office collaboration Representatives from three fire and rescue services will be showcasing their innovative collaboration with IBM, which is working to drive out inefficiencies in administrative processes. Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Devon and Somerset fire and rescue services have each saved approximately 70 percent of staff time in dealing with the sickness absence management process by automating the process utilising new technology called middleware. The sickness management process is just one of hundreds of processes within fire and rescue services that can be streamlined this way, eliminating time-consuming paper processes and the need for multiple entry data inputting – and ultimately saving the cost of administration in the future. The collaboration already has a number of

processes implemented and many more in design. The three services are the first to use middleware technology in the fire and rescue service although it is widely used in other sectors such as the banking industry. Representatives from the three fire and rescue services will be on hand to explain how the technology works, what other benefits it is having in their organisations and the huge potential it can have for future working, not only with other fire and rescue services but also with other partner organisations, particularly around data sharing. www.cambsfire.gov.uk

Visit Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service on Stand Z137.

Charity hosts climbing challenge! The challenge will match those that have taken place in cities across the USA, where emergency services personnel have raced and climbed the height of iconic towers and landmarks. The Fire Fighters Charity Challenge 2014 will be doing the same at the NEC; with the exception that ‘it’s not a race but a challenge’. The challenge is to gain a maximum height over the two days. Thanks go to StairMaster UK who are supplying two StepMill 5s for the Challenge, and to Broden Media, the organisers of The Emergency Services Show.

The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of life-enhancing services for the fire and rescue community, is seeking participants to join them at The Fire Fighters Charity Challenge Event! The Fire Fighters Charity has teamed up with The Emergency Services Show and StairMaster UK, to present The Fire Fighters Charity Challenge 2014. With support from the local county fire and rescue service, police and ambulance personnel serving Hereford and Worcester, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands, this fitness based challenge will be held over two days at The Emergency Services Show, which takes place from 24-25 September at the NEC, Birmingham.

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Busy Winter for the AA’s SORT

Want to be part of the experience? Registration will be opening soon, with limited places, and entry will be on a first-come, firstserved basis. The Fire Fighters Charity is looking for eight teams of six emergency services personnel. You are also welcome to take on the Challenge as an individual and will be joined by other team members. Team (six people) registration fee is £90 with a £500 fundraising target (Individual registration £15 with £85 fundraising target) Come and join what will be a unique experience at the UK’s leading emergency services’ event, and raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity. For further information on the event contact Dave Smith, Central and Wales Fundraiser for The Fire Fighters Charity at dsmith@firefighterscharity.org.uk.

Last Winter was a busy one for the AA’s flood response crews, who dealt with over 4000 vehicles, which came to grief through driving into floodwater. And the Summer kept the team busy too – for example, at Glastonbury Festival where the English weather made sure there was plenty of mud to need the team’s 4x4 capability. National Manager for the AA’s SORT team, John Seymour, says, “The two major challenges we faced during the winter were 4x4 drivers who wrongly thought their vehicles were amphibious, and drivers who deliberately drove past ‘Road Closed’ signs, potentially putting their lives and the lives of their passengers at risk.” On two occasions over the Winter the AA’s Type C team was deployed by the FRSNCC, firstly to Humberside and then to Royal Berkshire. Dangers of floodwater The AA campaigned tirelessly during the floods, educating drivers on the dangers of floodwater. As well as using TV, radio and press, dedicated pages on its website gave advice on driving in severe weather, and tweets from the SORT Team were retweeted by many statutory and voluntary flood responders, including the fire and rescue service, Environment Agency and others. www.theaa.com/emergency

Visit AA Special Operations Response Team on Stand Z105.

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

Visit The Fire Fighters Charity on Stand C90.

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4x4 Response braves the weather

4x4 Response UK comprises several regional groups of volunteer 4x4 drivers ready to offer up their time, vehicles and skills to assist their communities in times of need whatever the emergency or the weather. 4x4 Response UK is a registered charity with 1600 members across the UK, in 31 regional groups (who are also members), covering every county in the UK except for one (watch this space!). Members assist the emergency services, local authorities, the NHS, other voluntary aid societies and other charities. Resilient transport Members of 4x4 Response UK groups are experienced drivers from all walks of life who know their vehicles and their capabilities. The organisation provides training and assessments to keep these skills up to date. 4x4 Response UK can help in any emergency that needs resilient transport. Whether transporting staff or equipment in difficult conditions or to locations off the beaten track at other times or just providing a capable and reliable transport option. In recent years the charity has assisted a wide range of agencies in the snow and floods in particular but has also provided transport based assistance in any situation that requires resilient transport solutions. www.4x4response.info

Visit 4x4 Response UK on Stand Z238.

Air patrols give incident overview The Civil Air Patrol in the UK is, in many ways, a mirror image of the US Civil Air Patrol. There are, however, some important differences. First, in the UK the organisation is much younger. It was formed in 2000 under the name Sky Watch Community Air Service and it was only in 2009, after the current Chairman was awarded a Winston Churchill Traveling Fellowship to visit the Civil Air Patrol in the USA, that it became a viable voluntary air service to support the emergency services and the local government civil contingencies units. By contrast, the US Civil Air Patrol was formed some 70 years ago during World War II. Both organisations use light aircraft, flown by volunteers, to provide additional air observation in the event, for example, of a search for a missing vulnerable person, or in response to a national emergency such as the serious flooding in Somerset in the early part of 2014. Another significant difference is that the US Civil Air Patrol receives federal funding to support a fleet of 550 ‘corporate aircraft’ whereas all the aircraft in the UK Civil Air Patrol are in private ownership

The Civil Air Patrol has the largest fleet of autogyros in one organisation.

and, as a registered charity, there is a reliance on membership subscriptions and charitable donations to purchase equipment, to pay for administrative costs and to reimburse pilots for the cost of their aviation fuel. Large fleet Nevertheless, the UK Civil Air Patrol has a fleet of around 75 aircraft in 12 operational units throughout the UK, from Scotland in the north to Cornwall in the south and in Northern Ireland as well. This large fleet of aircraft includes the largest number of autogyros in one organisation and, in addition, there is an increasing number of unmanned aerial systems, which may be used for specific operations. In many ways, the Civil Air Patrol complements those volunteers who man the RNLI lifeboats at sea and who provide the UK with a mountain rescue service. www.ukcivilairpatrol.co.uk

Flooding in the Somerset Levels in 2014.

Visit Civil Air Patrol on Stand Z132.

Cardiff to host IAWP centenary conference The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) was founded in 1915 and now has several thousand members around the world. The British Association for Women in Policing (BAWP) is hosting the centenary conference, which will take place at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, from 23-27 August 2015. This will also mark 100 years since the first women became fully sworn police officers in the UK. The IAWP conference will attract up to 1000 delegates, the majority of whom will be women, from all continents. During the week there will be six training sessions running concurrently four times a day, and the associated exhibition will run from lunchtime on the Monday to close of business on Wednesday. This will be a unique opportunity to present products and services to such a wide range of international delegates from the law enforcement, and many exhibitor and sponsorship packages are available.

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Please visit the website (below) to get an overall view of the event, and contact Carolyn Williamson (carolyn@iawp2015.org or Tel: 0844 414 0448) if you are interested in involvement in any aspect of this event. This year’s conference is in Winnipeg, Canada – visit www.iawp2014.org for an up-to-date flavour of these annual events. www.iawp2015.org

Visit British Association for Women in Policing on Stand Z251.

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IPA offering free membership

Lowland Rescue With guaranteed minimum training standards and interoperability as standard, Lowland Rescue is a fully scalable response for local and major incidents. Thirty-three Lowland Rescue units comprise over 1500 members providing a standardised, specialist search and rescue service to the emergency services. Lowland Rescue is a UKSAR member recognised by the ACPO, and many units work closely with local resiliency forums and other emergency services for medical, flood, snow and civil-contingency work. Come and speak with Lowland Rescue representatives about how you can work with Lowland Rescue members, or to learn more about their services. www.lowlandrescue.org

It was the vision, in 1949, of Sgt Arthur Troop, which led to the foundation in 1950 of the world’s largest independent network of police staff and their families, the International Police Association (IPA). There are now IPA Sections in over 60 countries and a world membership of over 400,000. To celebrate the Centenary of the birth of Arthur Troop, BEM, Founder of the International Police Association, Section UK is giving away free membership during 2014 for new enrolments. Travelling and socialising with other IPA members and their families and professional development are core activities. Friendship gatherings and IPA accommodation provide opportunities to meet overseas members. There are various programmes for

professional development, including Gimborn, an international training centre with ISO certification, and international exchange programmes. Section UK has over 9000 members – a unique mixture of police personnel who are still serving, retired, or, in some instances, who have voluntarily resigned from the police service. Membership benefits include: Professional Development: International Learning & Development Exchange Programme; Young Officers’ Seminar; Arthur Troop Scholarships; Regional Scholarships/local support for learning; Gimborn; National Seminars; Networking. Social and cultural benefits of membership include: friendship events; IPA houses; sport; special interest groups and hobbies; family – pen/e-pals, hobbies, youth exchange, international youth gatherings; retain contact with former colleagues. Join via the secure online joining form where there are also terms and conditions.

Visit the Association of Lowland Search & Rescue on Stand SAR 2.

www.ipa-uk.org

Visit International Police Association on Stand Z252.

National network of crime scene cleaners The National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners (NACSC) was established in 2009 when a group of trauma specialists came together to raise the professionalism of the industry and create a unique answer for customers facing difficult situations. As well as being a recognised training provider for the specialist cleaning industry, NACSC is also a tried and trusted route for those requiring a range of services. The consequence is the increasing professionalism of crime scene cleaning, with clients now recognising that in order to discharge their responsibilities properly they should use cleaning operatives who have been fully trained on an accredited training scheme. Academy Members are able to deal with any bio hazard incident, from a simple needle collection, house clearance, and waste removal to full trauma scene clean-up.

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NACSC’s fully trained network now covers the whole of the UK and Ireland. If you have anything from a straightforward cleaning requirement to a specialised trauma clean-up, it has the solution. In case of a serious emergency, NACSC has rapid response teams all over the UK and Ireland and can have an operator with you within two hours.

www.nacsc.co.uk

Visit National Academy of Crime Scene Cleaners on Stand Z231.

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Saving lives End your search for mountain with safe tyres bike training at ESS2014

Each day more than three people are killed or injured on the UK’s roads as a result of an accident caused by illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres. TyreSafe is the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, dedicated to working with partners in the emergency services to raise awareness about the dangers associated with illegal and defective tyres. Since its formation in 2006, TyreSafe’s joint working with police and fire and rescue service partners have helped reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured each year in a tyre-related accident by 38 percent. TyreSafe will continue to develop low-cost, high-impact campaigns and activities alongside these partners to ensure that tyres remain a prominent item on the road safety agenda. Campaigning together for safer roads TyreSafe offers emergency service partners unlimited use of its dedicated, free-of-charge materials to support their own community road safety campaigns, as well as access to the expertise of other tyre and related organisations with whom TyreSafe works. Tyre Safety Month is TyreSafe’s main annual campaign and any organisation with an interest in making the roads safer is invited to take part. Running throughout October, this focused event offers the opportunity to get involved in raising public awareness of tyre safety issues through local promotion and events, customer education and supporting wider activities. Previously, Tyre Safety Month has concentrated on themes including tyre pressures, winter tyres and part worn tyres. For 2014 the theme is tread depth and TyreSafe is developing a range of new print and digital campaign material, enabling emergency services to integrate the Tyre Safety Month message into their own community engagement activities. TyreSafe has previously supported highly successful community tyre safety initiatives run by Cumbria Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Cyclists are a tactical option for all operations in semi-rural environments, on tracks, woodland and riverside paths, towns and cities, where the need to cover distance over a short time is paramount to the operation or event. However, their main strength is as a deployment option for Search Advisors and Search Coordinators. Correctly utilised they can be an asset to those involved in the management of events and incidents involving search and rescue environments. It is now recognised that the development of the Emergency Services Cycle Patrol (S&R) module has filled a particular need within many organisations involved within cycle activities in search and rescue. Using mountain bikes for s earch and rescue functions, within any emergency service, differs and complements the traditional function. What with the MIAS (Mountain bike Instructors’ Award Scheme) experience, this course is intended to address the needs of the search and rescue community and work in line with established guidelines and where empirical data and research and international best practice takes place. The course is not a mountain bike course for general patrols, but the course has been designed to utilise all aspects of cycle training to work within the additional needs within the Incident Command System. www.mountainbikeinstructor.com

Visit MTBSAR on Stand Z237.

Every gun tells a different story The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) is a national centre of excellence for forensic science, intelligence and knowledge in relation to the use, supply and manufacture of illegal firearms and ammunition. NABIS, which started life in 2008, works with police forces in England and Wales, as well as partner law enforcement agencies, to deliver a world class service. One of its primary functions is to identify the types of weapons being used illegally; NABIS then coordinates national activity to remove weapons from circulation.

Collaborating to achieve road safety success A wide range of high profile agencies, including the Chief Fire Officers’ Association and a number of police authorities and road safety partnerships, support TyreSafe’s campaign activities. Its campaign to cut the number of tyre-related road casualties will grow stronger with support from an ever-wider cross section of emergency services.

NABIS provides trend and pattern analysis to police forces, which enables them to take forward their investigations with more detail of the bigger picture. The service’s forensic hubs in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Scotland have the latest 3D Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) technology and can provide evidential statements to officers. NABIS is also a driver for legislative change and has played a key part in amendments to the laws on antique weapons and offences of supplying firearms, which came into force in July 2014. Head of NABIS, Detective Chief Superintendent Iain O’Brien, said, “We have worked with the Home Office to close a number of legislative loopholes. Criminals should be deterred from supplying firearms and buying or using antique weapons.” www.nabis.police.uk

www.tyresafe.org

Visit TyreSafe on Stand Z220.

Detective Chief Superintendent Iain O’Brien, Head of NABIS

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Visit National Ballistics Intelligence Service on Stand Z249.

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CLEAR focus for Highways Agency Acting and reacting in to reduce motorway delays Union Each year, around 77,000 incidents lead to lane closures and delays on England’s motorways. There is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in a traffic jam for hours; but even worse is the shocking cost of those lost hours for the economy. The Highways Agency is committed to reducing the duration time of incident closures and is leading on the CLEAR (Collision, Lead, Evaluate, Ac, Reopen) initiative in partnership with other incident responders, including the Department for Transport, Association of Chief Police Officers, Chief Fire Officers’ Association, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and Home Office.

CLEAR aims to identify issues to be addressed by all organisations involved in incident management, based on a committed approach to partnership, collaboration and innovation to reduce the impact of incidents. Since the launch of CLEAR, a number of measures have been developed and implemented to speed up incident management and keep traffic moving. These include incident screens, load cells to enhance or the Highways Agency’s capability to clear vehicles from live carriageways, spill kits and equipping vehicles with alternating flashing headlamps and bullhorns. Further improvements being investigated include measures to clear overturned vehicles, incident scene lighting and the implementation of CCTV in traffic officer vehicles.

www.highways.gov.uk

Visit the Highways Agency on Stands OS9 & Z218.

National Resilience Manager David Dobson will be joined on the MVS stand by other members who specialise in resilience and who will be able to answer any questions you may have about the MVS and what the service can offer.

Members train in three main subjects: 1. Acting: The casualty's response to treatment being administered is the most important part of accurate simulation. This is the area in which the user will gain the most useful training 2. Make-up: This creates the illusion of tissue damage, deformity and discolouration to present injuries and medical conditions that are convincingly realistic 3. Staging: Incident scenes are designed to be as realistic as possible, using props and appropriate clothing to make it convincing and to create the right atmosphere. Attention is always given to the safety of everyone participating. Casualties Union, which has units throughout the UK, doesn’t charge for its services and only asks for volunteers’ expenses to be reimbursed. Donations are always welcome.

www.mvs.org.uk

www.casualtiesunion.org.uk

Visit Maritime Volunteer Service on Stand Z241.

Visit Casualties Union on Stand Z206.

Maritime training from MVS The Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) changes lives by training people in maritime skills and supports communities in and around all UK waters and waterways. It is a recognised national maritime training organisation for adults and is a uniformed body of civilian volunteers established in units around the UK. Many of the MVS’s units have small, shallow draft craft and equipment to enable them to offer their services to the Category 1 & 2 responders as back up and support in the event of urban flooding and other incidents along the coast and on inland waterways. Several units were on standby during the recent winter flooding and one unit assisted people stranded on a caravan site. Other units have made considerable contributions to the civil authorities over the past few years and recently there have been several rescues made, not only of distressed mariners, but of members of the public falling from pontoons into the water.

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Casualties Union, founded in 1942, is a registered charity under the laws of England & Wales, and an independent voluntary organisation. It provides acting and reacting casualties and patients for the medical profession, the emergency services, and those who teach first aid, nursing and rescue. The charity’s members use make-up techniques and acting skills that have developed and improved over the years, and continue to make its simulations as realistic as possible, to a standard that is accepted and used by the UK’s top training hospitals, industry and the emergency services. All injuries and acting are carefully researched and practised until perfect while advice and guidance is gratefully received from some of the country's most eminent medical professionals.

Severn Unit MVS Water Display Team in action.

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Vital role of independent ambulances highlighted The vital contribution private ambulance companies make to the UK healthcare economy is being considered alongside NHS ambulance trusts in the Keogh Review of Urgent and Emergency Care because: 1. The companies and trusts are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and must both meet the same standards of patient service or face legal enforcement action 2. Since the start of regulation in April 2011, 97 percent [3] of the companies inspected by the CQC were found to be treating patients well, with care and respect and in some cases better than the trusts 3. The IAA, founded in 2012, is the leading organisation representing the regulated independent ambulance industry, including all the major companies 4. IAA members combined employ 2800 trained personnel, operate more than 2600 vehicles from over 140 locations and have estimated revenues of £520m, 60 percent of market value of £880m [1] 5. IAA members are the largest and most important independent providers to the NHS – taking patients home to/from hospital; relieving pressure away from NHS emergency services by giving expert care at events; supporting NHS ambulance trusts in handling 999 calls and providing accident and emergency cover during periods of peak demand. References: 1. Industry statistics January 2014 2. PSSRU Unit Costs for Social Care 2011 3. Care Quality Commission, 2012 report on independent providers

www.iaauk.org

Visit Independent Ambulance Association on Stand Z227.

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All-weather search and rescue from the RAF Best known for rescuing people from snow-covered mountains, the RAF Mountain Rescue Service is established to generate and sustain a world-class, high-readiness incident response capability to carry out search and rescue and aircraft post-crash management operations. To achieve this, the RAF has three Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) at strategic locations across the UK. Unsurprisingly, the majority of tasks undertaken by the RAF’s MRTs arise from police requests to find and rescue people in remote areas. Each MRT has a small core of permanent staff with the bulk comprised of part-time volunteers. The latter give up three out of four weekends and several weeks leave each year to train to the required level for MR operations.

RAF MRTs arrive with a comprehensive communications suite to augment communications in remote or disaster-hit areas. They are selfsufficient and capable of sustained operations for protracted periods. While they are most often seen operating on the mountains with their civilian counterparts, they can also provide specialist area search capabilities for regions where access is difficult or dangerous. ‘Whensoever’ is their motto – please drop into Stand SAR1 to see the equipment and people who make up the RAF’s only true all-weather search and rescue capability. www.raf.mod.uk

Visit RAF Mountain Rescue Service HQ on Stand SAR1.

Raising the standards of cycle responder training The National Cycle Response Group is working towards helping to safely standardise all emergency services cycling. Nicola Czwartos and Ben Thackwell, two recently qualified Public Safety Cycling Instructors representing the London Ambulance Service, have given an overview of the Instructor Course now on its way to being regarded as the industry standard. Both are Paramedic Cycle Responders with over five year’s emergency cycling experience. With such developments in cycling teams across the UK and in community based work they felt compelled to assist in ‘raising the standards’ of their future colleagues in terms of safe and effective riding abilities and how a commitment to Public Safety Cycling impacts on how visible and professional they look and act. As newly qualified Instructors and experienced Cycle Responders they now teach a course that is specific to Cycle Patrol: covering such aspects as nutrition, legislation, group riding, bike fitness and sizing. As seasoned riders they found the Instructor Course a challenge to their cycling skills, awareness and stamina. They were introduced to principles of

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adult learning and had five days of peer and instructor-led assessments where they presented, led and instructed various skill and subject sessions. www.publicsafetycycling.co.uk

Visit the National Cycle Response Group on Stand Z236.

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Fundraisers recognised at cardiac charity awards The cardiac charity SADS UK National Community Defibrillator Awards 2014 brought together a host of people involved with safeguarding their communities by putting defibrillators in their locality to save lives. The evening was attended by ambulance services from around the UK, as well as Community First Responders, personnel from the College of Paramedics and charity members. Guests heard how, through the provision of defibrillators through the Leeds City Council sports service, nine lives were saved in Leeds last year. Jeff Thompson, Health and Safety Manager at Leeds County Council, aimed to increase this fantastic survival rate of out of hospital cardiac arrest and his drive and determination led to all large staff and public buildings in Leeds being provided with the lifesaving equipment. Tony Parris, Secretary of Burgess Hill District Lions Club, raised funds and after seeing information about the SADS UK Big Shock Campaign to make defibrillators available in

schools he organised for seven schools in his area to benefit from this equipment. His fundraising and placement of defibrillators has continued in the area, with rail stations and other sites benefiting a total of 14 organisations in all. There was a great example of partnership working in Cheshire, where SADS UK, the council and schools partnered together. The negotiation and organisational skills of David Tai, Locality & Partnership Manager, Ellesmere Port Cheshire West and Chester Council, were highlighted as he worked to put defibrillators into 21 schools in the area. SADS UK member Emma Hewitt was honoured for the work she had carried out in Northampton donating defibrillators to schools in the vicinity. Together with friends, family and her colleagues at Northamptonshire Police, she had funded six defibrillators. http://sadsuk.org.uk

Visit SADS UK on Stand Z100.

Met Office demos Hazard Manager developments As a world-leading weather and climate service, the Met Office works closely with the emergency response community and government to help improve the resilience and effectiveness of public services that protect lives and property. The key elements of its service include: • Hazard Manager: a web portal providing a onestop information source for the emergency response community, allowing access to services in one location, using a single username and password. Hazard Manager includes all existing web services provide by the Met Office and Flood Forecasting Centre to the emergency response community • Civil Contingency Advisors: a team dedicated to engaging with the emergency response community, both in significant weather related incidents and in day-to-day planning and exercises as required by the emergency response community. This year the Met Office is implementing a number of developments to Hazard Manager and will be demonstrating these improvements at The Emergency Services Show. www.metoffice.gov.uk

Visit Met Office on Stand Z104.

Have a blast at firearms training complex services or commercial companies with dynamic training needs). The training complex is located approximately one mile outside of Ruthin and within 20 minutes of the A55, which makes it accessible to all of the North West Region and surrounding areas. The complex itself stands in 17 and a half acres of land, much of which has been developed specifically for police and security training. It is equipped with various training areas, each of which has been carefully designed and can be adapted to suit your individual training needs.

The facilities include: three ranges (A, B and C); dynamic skills house; abseil tower; method of entry jigs; command task course; respiratory training facility; passive skills house/street scene; caravan; 52 seat coach; and classrooms with full IT conferencing facilities. www.north-wales.police.uk

Visit North Wales Police on Stand R58.

If you are looking for a specialist training venue that will provide you with the opportunity to train in various techniques without the inconvenience of travelling between venues, then look no further than the North Wales Police firearms training complex. While the complex was initially designed around the needs of firearms training, the venue can be utilised for many other training opportunities within other occupational disciplines (ie emergency

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Hands on training key to mines rescue success It’s a changing world and these are exciting and challenging times for one of the world’s most experienced mines rescue services. Specialist teams from the Mines Rescue Service provide vitally important training and rescue cover to mines. Their expertise is also available to industry, offering health and safety advice and training, particularly in confined spaces entry, management and rescue. In support of this they also provide first aid, fire fighting, risk assessment, breathing apparatus, instruction and maintenance, emergency preparedness, response and much more. The service has been involved in some 37 major incidents in the past 18 years. These have included fires, gas outbursts, falls of ground, explosions, trapped personnel, flooding and oxygen-deficient atmospheres. The teams utilise this experience to

create a definitively ‘hands on’ approach to training, and this is one of the key reasons for the service’s success. Confined spaces can be deadly Mines Rescue Service Limited (MRSL) has developed specialist skills from many years of working in difficult and potentially dangerous environments. The combination of knowledge of risk assessment, development of safe working systems and experience gained from working underground and in confined spaces provide highly qualified instructors and assessors who you know are able to ‘practice what they preach’. www.minesrescue.com

Visit Mines Rescue Service Ltd on Stand Z108.

Search and rescue volunteers adopt specialist roles

El Salvador in 1986.

International Rescue Corps (IRC) is a specialist volunteer urban search and rescue team responding to natural and man made disasters all over the world using its specialist skills and equipment to rescue trapped people. As a UK based charity supported entirely by donations, the team offers its services completely free of charge, whether in the UK or overseas. You may have seen or read about IRC’s involvement in missing person searches, or helping rescue the victims of train crashes, floods, earthquakes and factory explosions. The original USAR team IRC was formed having watched the scenes of chaos and devastation portrayed in the media following the 1981 Italian earthquake. The charity has now operated for over 30 years with an outstanding track record of saving lives and is one of the world’s most respected search and rescue teams. All IRC members are volunteers and come from all different walks of life. Following recent changes to the

charity’s training programme, members can train to specialise in a variety of roles from boat/flood rescue to manning a relief centre during a crisis or becoming an overseas rescuer in earthquakes. The International Rescue Corps is a charity registered in England and Wales (283031) and in Scotland (SCO38213). www.intrescue.org

Visit International Rescue Corps on Stand Z215.

Operational guidance goes online Until recently, the fire and rescue service has had to rely on a range of paper-based documents to find operational policy guidance, including manuals, technical bulletins and information circulated to chief fire officers. Finding the guidance that applied to a particular situation was sometimes challenging. It was difficult to see what it was based on and whether the version you were looking at was the current one. The National Operational Guidance Programme is a Local Government Association, London Fire Brigade, Chief Fire Officers’ Association and Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser partnership. It is working with fire and rescue services and other experts across the country to deliver new online operational policy guidance that is consistent, easily accessible and can be quickly revised and updated if necessary. Utilising a range of resources, including previous guidance, knowledge of hazards, risks and control measures, lessons learned from previous incidents and subject matter expertise from within and outside the fire and rescue service, the guidance is written in plain English and a consistent house style that reduces the chance of ambiguity or confusion. The programme has already published guidance on water rescue and flooding, environmental protection and marauding terrorist firearms attacks. Guidance on incident command, fires and fire fighting, performing rescues, fires in the built environment and operations will be published by March 2015. www.ukfrs.com

The Chertsey floods this year!

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Visit London Fire Brigade - National Operations Guidance Programme on Stand Z240.

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Decontamination experts The UK Government Decontamination Service (GDS) is concerned with the recovery of the open and built environment following a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) or major HazMat incident, and will be exhibiting again this year to talk about the work of the GDS and how to access the service. Part of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), GDS’s primary functions are: to provide advice, guidance and assistance on decontamination related issues to responsible authorities in their contingency planning for, and response to CBRN and major HazMat incidents; to maintain and build on the GDS framework of specialist suppliers and ensure that responsible authorities have access to their services if the need arises; to advise central Government on the national capability for the decontamination of buildings, infrastructure,

transport and the open environment; and be a source of expertise in the event of a CBRN incident or major HazMat release. www.fera.defra.gov.uk/gds

Visit the Government Decontamination Service on Stand Z138

RNLI keen to develop network of emergency services partners More and more people are using beaches and the sea for leisure and RNLI crews and lifeguards are responding to an increased number of incidents. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats and, since 2001, its lifeguards, have saved more than 140,000 lives. In 2013, half of all launches (4160) were to leisure craft users. This includes powerboats, yachts, kayakers, surfers, paddle boarders, body boarders and tenders without outboards. Twenty percent of launches (1690) were to people ashore, 12 percent (1028) to people in the water, seven percent (517) to fishing boats, three percent (270) to commercial or MOD boats and eight percent (639) to other sea users.

Photo: Nigel Millard, RNLI.

As an organisation reliant on industry leading technology, people, skills and knowledge, the RNLI is keen to develop its network within the emergency services industry and generate discussion around techniques and best practice. Visit the RNLI stand within the UK Search and Rescue zone to find out more about the charity’s lifesaving work.

Environmental considerations during emergencies

The Environment Agency (EA) will be attending this year’s Emergency Services Show to demonstrate some of its incident response capabilities, and to provide up to date information to emergency professionals on: environmental considerations during the response phase, joint working and asset sharing, the environmental impacts of fire fighting foam, air quality monitoring in major incidents, flood incident management and many other topics. Pollution protection equipment and the agency’s Incident Command Unit will also be on display. The EA will also be offering seminars on the lessons learned from the winter floods of 2013/14 where the agency will share aspects such as warning and informing, details of the largest pumping operation in UK history and flood and tidal inundation forecasting. A wide range of the Environment Agency’s capabilities will be present at The Emergency Services Show 2014, so come and visit its stands to see how the agency is working to reduce the environmental damage from incidents and emergencies.

www.rnli.org

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ environment-agency

Visit Royal National Lifeboat Institution on Stand SAR 1.

Visit the Environment Agency on Stands OS447 & Z247.

Professional advice from IFE The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) upholds professional standards within all public and private fire sectors by offering assessment of knowledge, experience and development, and engages with major stakeholders to offer international conferences, identify and promote good practice and enhance technical networks worldwide. It is also an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation and is licensed by the Engineering Council.

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The IFE’s mission is to encourage and improve the science and practice of fire extinction, fire prevention and fire engineering and all operations and expedients connected therewith, and to give an impulse to ideas likely to be useful in connection with, or in relation to, such science and practice to the members of the institution and to the community at large. IFE members are involved in a number of areas, such as: fire dynamics, including ignition; chemistry and toxicology; consultations with government in the drafting and implementation of fire safety

legislation and regulations; structural fire protection of buildings; fire insurance and arson investigation; behaviour pattern of persons faced with emergencies; fire detection and alarm systems; fire appliances and automatic fire fighting systems. Visit the IFE at The Emergency Services Show 2014 for advice on membership, registration, examinations and special interest groups. www.ife.org.uk

Visit Institution of Fire Engineers on Stand Z250.

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Prince’s Trust partnerships assist community cohesion The Prince’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity working with disadvantaged young people, aged 13-30. It helps them to develop the skills and confidence they need to break down barriers and move forward with their lives. The Prince’s Trust and the uniformed services have a proud history of working in partnership, and together, they’ve helped thousands of young people to change their lives.

The Prince’s Trust and the uniformed services share many common objectives, which impact on the communities they both serve. Their work together is guided by the values of social responsibility and inclusiveness – which The Prince’s Trust imparts to the young people that come through its programmes. The uniformed services play a crucial role in helping to deliver the charity’s programmes and to forge closer links with young people and their community. By offering support to young people at a critical stage in their lives, it can help them address and tackle their problems before they become too acute. Without a doubt, the dedication and tireless enthusiasm of the uniformed services make a real and lasting contribution to many individuals and communities across the UK. www.princes-trust.org.uk

Visit The Prince's Trust on Stand Z245.

Medical high flyers wanted As a medical officer in the RAF you could play a vital role in a service, which spans the world. From supporting troops on the front line, flying in aid for the sick and starving, to policing the skies and defending UK airspace, the RAF provides a varied career and supports your professional development. Depending on speciality, you could be working in a medical centre on an RAF base, providing prehospital emergency care on board a helicopter, or honing your surgery skills in an NHS hospital. Wherever you find yourself, you’ll be providing first-class medical care and testing your professional skills to their limit.

To find out more about a career in the Royal Air Force visit The Emergency Services Show. www.raf.mod.uk

Visit Royal Air Force on Stand N23.

SERVE ON in teams with purpose SERVE ON is a registered charity that builds on the experience of developing high performing teams that respond to international disasters to the UK resilience scene. The charity’s members become part of committed, self-disciplined and enduring teams, where individuals can realise their potential, find their purpose and develop their self-confidence. A specific success for SERVE ON is working with military and emergency service veterans and those marginalised in society, focusing their expertise and commitment within skilled response teams.

aid, these committed teams help prepare for and respond to emergencies, while providing a ‘can do’ resource to their communities (CRTs).

Community Resilience Teams Membership of teams trained in a range of skills such as flood rescue, fire safety and advanced first

www.serveon.org.uk

International Response Team Developing skills to be members of the highly trained SERVE ON Urban Search and Rescue Team, which has over 20 years’ experience of responding to disasters. SERVE ON also uses the skills of its members to provide training to fund its charitable rescue and resilience activities through flood rescue training, corporate team building, mentoring and hazardous and extreme environment training courses.

JESIP journey continues! JESIP will mark the culmination of the two-year programme at The Emergency Services Show this year. On the stand visitors can come and see some of the JESIP training and awareness products as well as talk to the team about the plans for the JESIP legacy; now approved by Minsters so the journey continues! As the NEC is centrally located, a briefing session will take place for all JESIP Delivery Leads and Trainers and it is hoped that as many of them as possible may be able to join the JESIP team as it reaches the climax of the JESIP training. Finally, JESIP will host an open seminar programme as part of a new initiative at the show this year. On both days the ‘Interoperability Theatre’ will feature a number of short presentations on all aspects of joint working, headed up and chaired by JESIP. More details will follow but make sure you put the dates in your diary and register to attend for free at www.emergencyuk.com. www.jesip.org.uk

Visit JESIP on Stand Z134.

ASBF broadens its remit Ambulance services staff are focused and committed to saving lives and making a difference, working hard and giving it everything. The Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund (ASBF) is equally committed to ensuring it supports its people in time of need or crisis. The charity aims to extend its remit and increase the provision of help and support services, which are relevant and reflect the challenges facing the current serving ambulance services community on a daily basis, as well as supporting retired personnel. The ASBF is involved across the UK with all areas of the service, including: first responders, patient transport services, call centres, paramedics and HART staff, both past and present. The charity needs to substantially increase its income to support its mission. Members of the current and retired ambulance services community are invited to come along and meet the new ASBF Director and other Trustees. Find out how you can support the ASBF and help develop the vital ‘lifeline’ that the ASBF offers to ambulance staff and their families if and when the need arises. www.asbf.co.uk

Visit SERVE ON on Stand Z118.

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Visit the Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund on Stand Z213.

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NARU: preparing for the future, Red Cross protecting lives today response capabilities on show The National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) works with all UK ambulance trusts to help strengthen national resilience and improve patient outcomes in a variety of challenging pre-hospital environments. NARU works to support the development of properly trained, equipped and prepared ambulance responders to deal with especially hazardous or challenging situations (particularly mass casualty incidents) that represent a significant risk to public health. Funded by NHS England, NARU also provides strategic input to Government policy on ambulance resilience issues.

The NARU Education Centre is a world-class national ambulance training facility that has just been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark. Its activities cover: Initial Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) Incident Response Unit (IRU) and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) training; HART continuity training; Command education – both single and multi-agency; specific table top exercise writing and facilitation; live exercise planning and implementation; evaluation of educational modules; research based development of future modules; logistical support in terms of facilitating stockpiles and issue of PPE and associated equipment; and international health service liaison.

www.naru.org.uk

Visit National Ambulance Resilience Unit on Stand Z242.

Chaplains can also help local and neighbourhood policing by building relationships with faith groups, communities and their leaders. Faith is deeply entwined with community spirit and it is important that the service has access to these communities. The National Association of Chaplains to the Police aims to: promote local support and involvement; harness the energy and support of communities; improve community cohesion; promote and enhance local and neighbourhood policing initiatives; and provide a coordinated, professional ‘faith groups’ response to major incidents.

The British Red Cross will be providing an overview of its UK emergency response offering, highlighting the capacity and capability of the organisation. Last year, the Red Cross participated in over 3000 hours of exercise training and responded to more than 3000 emergencies in the UK, all delivered by more than 31,000 volunteers. Part of the display will be the Red Cross Unimog communications vehicle from North Scotland. As the most capable and complex communications vehicle in the Red Cross fleet, its off road capability, together with its radios and other communications equipment allow the vehicle to operate in remote areas for several days acting as a communications hub for the Red Cross and its partners. The organisation will also be demonstrating its new Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), which will be used in Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands, predominantly supporting the local NHS ambulance service in times of severe weather. It will also be used as part of a new community coresponder project to respond to medical emergencies in the local community as part of a joint initiative with the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

www.police-chaplains.org.uk

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Visit National Association of Chaplains To The Police on Stand Z217.

Visit the British Red Cross on Stands OS29 & Z204.

Police association has faith in communities Police Chaplains, drawn from a range of faiths and denominations, respect and care for all members of staff, regardless of religious belief. They aim to: support and encourage all staff and their families; respect and reflect the diversity of belief within the service and wider community; and value each individual member of the service. Chaplains are available to anyone who needs them and seek to support staff by being alongside them in all aspects of their duties and especially at time of need. To do this they: develop a clear and strong link with operational policing; get to know the people they serve and understand the job they do; and build relationships based on friendship and trust through visiting stations, attending training sessions, spending time with officers and staff; and responding to major and critical incidents.

Humanitarian charity provides overseas aid Operation Florian was established as a charity in 1995 (Charity Number 1149445). It is a UK fire and rescue service humanitarian charity working to promote the protection of life among communities in need, worldwide, by the provision of equipment and training to improve fire fighting, first aid and rescue capabilities. The charity provides opportunities for the personal development of staff who then apply their skills in various capacities to make their communities a safer place to live. It is run entirely by volunteers and it seeks to acquire PPE, vehicles and equipment through donations or sourced direct from the fire sector when they are no longer

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required. In addition, Operation Florian volunteers raise significant funds through a range of activities to enable these assets to be transported abroad and to fund training, which is delivered to local communities. The charity responds to requests for assistance from communities worldwide and through its work promotes capacity building and disaster risk reduction. This is achieved by the provision of appliances, equipment and training to improve fire fighting, rescue and first aid capabilities. Operation Florian can provide teams of professional, dedicated instructors and volunteers

best suited for the project requirements. The charity’s personnel can train in all aspects of emergency fire and rescue disaster techniques such as: breathing apparatus; search and rescue techniques; road traffic extrication; specialist rescue; basic fire fighting; advanced fire fighting; rope rescue; urban search and rescue; first aid; hazardous materials; and civil protection. The charity has worked with both municipal civil authorities and military units. www.operationflorian.com

Visit Operation Florian on Stand Z239.

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G3 Systems: IC Brindle range exceeds design, deliver, expectations operate, support

G3’s Access Control Point offers command, control, administrative and logistic support, medical and decontamination functions.

At this year’s Emergency Services Show, G3 Systems Ltd will be exhibiting its expertise in the design and delivery of deployable systems, logistic support and training for emergency response and critical incident management. Based on its experience of working in the most arduous and challenging environments, both in the UK and overseas, the company’s expertise and capabilities include: 1. The design and delivery of deployable, modular systems and facilities – based on containerised soft wall shelters or hybrid configurations. Designed to operate in the most arduous weather conditions, G3’s systems are modular and scalable and include all/some of the following functions as required: command, control and planning; communications and briefing; administration and welfare; ablutions; general and specialist storage (including PPE); wet and dry personnel decontamination; collective Protection (COLPRO); and medical 2. Requirements and capability gap analysis to help its clients to: identify and understand their emergency and critical incident response and management requirements; and develop their associated CONOPS and operating procedures. This also includes the design and delivery of training courses to enable its clients’ emergency response capabilities 3. Logistic support, equipment storage, spares provision and field service engineer support. www.g3-systems.co.uk

Visit G3 Systems Ltd on Stand K13.

On-site deployment during client training.

In recent years IC Brindle & Co Ltd has seen significant growth in its interaction with and supply to all arms of the emergency services, mountain rescue, RAF, and overseas military and civil defence. There has been a lot of interest in the company’s durable and robust Fast Inflation Shelters, its Water Forensic Body Recovery System, and more recently in its Fast Inflation Rescue Cushions, which have been supplied to aid escape from aircraft and other structures and which limit the possibility of suicide attempts and provide protection beneath protesters on bridges and in trees. The interest shown has resulted in sales in the past year to the UK and to customers as far afield as South Korea, Dubai, Australia and Taiwan, helping the company confirm its position in the

international marketplace. These items will be on display at The Emergency Services Show and IC Brindle has already had expressions of interest from customers wanting to view the products at the show. www.icbrindle.com

Visit IC Brindle & Co on Stand G58.

MC Products has it covered

MC Products UK Ltd, with 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, can offer emergency services a bespoke custom made service for equipment holders for gas bottles, defibrillators, scientific equipment, speed cameras, body worn CCTV, basically any item that needs a cover or specialised carrier. New to the range is the hi-visibility waterproof clipboard Stormwriter, which is ideal for workers in

all industries who need to keep their paperwork dry while working outside in wet or windy weather conditions. Options available include portrait and landscape orientation in black and hi-visibility yellow. As a leading developer of equipment vests for the emergency services, MC Products offers off the shelf options in black, yellow and orange or can develop vests to bespoke requirements with advice from its in-house research and development team. Protecting your designs, signing non-disclosure forms, is not a problem when developing client’s own ideas to a prototype stage, MC Products UK Ltd realises that working together benefits both parties. A range of bags, equipment vests and holders will be on display, with the Stormwriter also on show and ready for immediate despatch. www.mcproducts.co.uk

Visit MC Products UK Ltd on Stand A38.

A tasty hot meal in minutes On top of all the other emergencies that required a response, the unusually prolonged wet weather the UK experienced at the start of this year kept the emergency services and, consequentially, Canland UK (Hot Pack) Ltd extremely busy. Canland UK (Hot Pack) Ltd recognised the need to provide a morale boosting hot meal in any situation or incident, where emergency service personnel are kept outside for long periods. Hot Pack Self Heating Meals® was introduced in 1995, using Canland’s reliable flameless heater to heat a good quality, ready to eat meal, vacuum sealed inside an aluminium pouch, in around 10-12 minutes.

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With a long shelf life, Hot Pack can be kept in a vehicle or stored at base until needed. No refrigeration or special storage requirements are necessary. Hot Pack® and Action Pack® will provide a hot, tasty meal. During the heavy flooding, Hot Pack and Action Pack were used extensively by firefighters, search and rescue, police and many others, to give some welcome nutritional support. If you haven’t enjoyed the Hot Pack experience yet, give it a try! www.hotpackmeals.co.uk

Visit Canland UK (Hot Pack) Ltd on Stand L27.

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See kit from Lyon’s 2015 range Product protection in the bag

Lyon Equipment Ltd is one of the biggest distributors of specialist technical rope rescue equipment in the UK and its products are used by the public sector and volunteers alike. The Emergency Services Show is the trade event that the Lyon team are always keen to attend. Why? Because the company doesn’t just supply rescue kit, it uses it for real as members of mountain, cave and swift water teams. By having hands-on knowledge its customers can be assured that the information and training the company provides is practical and realistic.

This year’s show is a perfect opportunity for rescue technicians, specifiers and purchasing officers to discuss products, systems and training with the Lyon team, ask questions and hopefully take away definitive answers. Lyon Equipment plans to make its stand at The Emergency Services Show one that is of genuine interest to visitors. Rather than the racks of unassociated components sometimes seen at these events, the company aims to make the display informative and thought provoking. Located on Stand M58, Lyon will exhibit a highly interactive display of equipment showing systems as they would be used rather than in isolation. As the UK and Ireland distributor of famous brands such as PETZL (work and rescue at height equipment), BEAL (specialist ropes), ORTLIEB (drybags) and La Sportiva (footwear) The Emergency Services Show is the first chance to see products scheduled for 2015 from Lyon’s key suppliers. There will be new hardware, including the PETZL ASPIC and CHEST’AIR harnesses, pulleys and swivels designed specifically for the technical rescue market. The company will also be showcasing the PETZL LEZARD winch hook for helicopter operations that aroused great interest at the recent IKAR conference in Croatia. All these

products have been developed in consultation with rescue specialists across the globe. Its own brand LYON products will also be on show. As well as the company’s specialist range of tactical flexible ladders, rescue kits and equipment transport bags, Lyon is the provider of service and repair for the famous BELL stretcher range, including the bariatric versions. At this year’s show the company hopes to be announcing news of a link up with another iconic stretcher brand to increase its service to customers.

Specialist training However, the best hardware is useless without the proper training. Lyon provides specialist training from industry experts. Its standard training portfolio runs from basic one-day work at height awareness to ROSPA approved PPE inspection competent person certification and IRATA rope access training. Lyon’s specialist area is, of course, technical rope rescue and its three-tier rope rescue courses are seen as ‘industry standard’ by an increasing number of fire and rescue services. The company’s other emergency services courses are also going from strength to strength. In particular, its rolespecific training for police work at height teams is extremely popular. Lyon Equipment has also developed and provided many bespoke training courses, assessments, audits and revalidations for public sector and voluntary teams in the UK and abroad. www.lyon.co.uk

Visit Lyon Equipment Ltd on Stand M58.

The continuous evolution of equipment and techniques used by its customers is one of the key factors that Proflight recognises in the development of its product portfolio. Proflight is a UK based designer and manufacturer of bags and product protection systems, which have applications in a diverse range of industries and a particular focus on the frontline emergency services. As new vehicles, tools and PPE come online Proflight is regularly required to design bags and protective cases that enable kit to be protected in storage and transit but also accessible at the point of use. A key trend that Proflight reports seeing is the need for greater personalisation in the design of products. Bags are designed with precise contents lists. This is fairly normal, but increasingly clients are requesting that they are engineered to ensure that they will only fit the exact required kit, and additional or personal items are not carried thus ensuring that they retain the integrity of their original purpose. Cylinder covers Safety and product innovation was the driving force behind the latest enhancement to one of Proflight’s long-standing product ranges. The company can now supply all of its cylinder covers with anti-entanglement straps. This key innovation has been developed in response to an identified health and safety requirement to ensure that the risk of falling debris or lines becoming trapped between the shoulder harness and cylinder are minimised. The anti-entanglement system has been rolled out through several fire and rescue services in the UK already and Proflight is in advanced negotiations to supply this to many further regional services. A regular exhibitor for many years, Proflight has booked its largest stand to date and will be bringing a whole host of innovations to the show. Showcasing a variety of new materials and designs the stand will also be a great opportunity for existing and new clients to meet the Proflight team. www.proflightbags.co.uk

Visit Proflight on Stand F35.

Pocket Chemdata app set for smartphone launch For over 40 years, the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) has worked with the emergency services and private organisations to provide incident response, chemical advice and support with industry compliance. In conjunction with the Department for Transport, NCEC also provides UK emergency services with free telephone support through its ChemSafe service.

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NCEC’s suite of products and services will be further extended at this year’s Emergency Services Show with the launch of the Pocket Chemdata app for Apple® devices. Chemdata is used by emergency responders to view information and advice on over 53,000 substances and more than 157,000 different chemical names, including: chemical hazards; precautionary advice; protective equipment required; incident mitigation actions; physical properties; and manufacturers’ details. NCEC has recently announced that Hazmat 2015 will be held from 13-14 May 2015 at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham. The company organises this popular

annual event in conjunction with Tactical Hazmat. The Hazmat event always provides the perfect opportunity to network with industry peers and gain a wider understanding of the hazardous material issues facing emergency responders and, most importantly, provides practical ways to address them. Why not put the date in your diary now? http://the-ncec.com

Visit NCEC part of Ricardo-AEA on Stand R14.

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Bank on Peli for iPad protection The market leading Peli range of protective cases now includes cases, vaults and backpacks to protect iPads, tablets and laptops. As more professionals rely on technology, durable protection is increasingly more important, particularly for emergency services where devices are subjected to the elements and the toughest working conditions. Peli’s new vaults offer tough, water-resistant protection for the iPad Air™ and the iPad mini™. This new line continues the Peli tradition of unparalleled protection while adding complete device interactivity. The CE3180 Vault is designed for the iPad mini™ with Retina display and also fits the original iPad mini. The CE2180 model keeps the iPad Air™ safe from knocks and scratches.

Peli Hardback Cases are designed to fit various devices, including: netbooks, tablets, laptops or e-readers. Featuring an easy-snap polymer latch, which remains shut under pressure or after impact, the Hardback range also has an integral automatic purge valve to keep water and dust out while balancing air pressure. The tongue-and-groove lid construction and polymer o-ring creates a watertight seal. Peli Backpacks feature built-in Peli cases for maximum protection for sensitive laptops and tablets; the range is designed for professionals who demand the highest performance. www.peliproducts.co.uk

Visit Peli Products (UK) Ltd on Stand H9.

Total decontamination solution This solution includes: instrumentation to measure and monitor contaminant levels; a wide range of materials to contain and manage contaminated sites; specialist products and equipment to enable site decontamination and clear-up; personal and respiratory protective equipment to keep workers safe; and decontamination systems for people and equipment. With a design and manufacture capability across all of its product lines, SMH Products sets the standard for quality and can develop products and equipment to meet a customer’s exact requirements, while its nine branches provide UK-wide coverage.

SMH Products Ltd supplies an end-to-end solution for the decontamination process, ensuring people and the environment are protected from exposure to potentially hazardous substances, such as asbestos, silica dust, MMMF (man-made mineral fibres), and other particles.

decontamination procedures and are fully competent in the use of the required equipment and products. http://smhproducts.com

Visit SMH Products Ltd on Stand P57.

Health and safety training Through SMH Training & Scientific Services, the company also provides accredited health and safety training for those who work in environments at risk of contamination. It can develop training to suit specific requirements, ensuring that your personnel understand the importance of robust and thorough

Taking care of the people that take care of us all Every minute of the day someone somewhere relies on the emergency services. Day in day out we expect the staff of the emergency services to provide us with a multitude of support.

But what happens when they need help? Who supports them? Environmental Projects is a specialist cleaning company with a dedicated set of services designed in conjunction with police officers to solely cater for the specialist cleaning needs of the emergency services. Imagine a company that has the knowledge, experience, patience and flexibility to deal with all your specialist cleaning requirements and save you money! Having worked with them for over 14 years Environmental Projects understands police forces. It understands that a job requires an instant response, must be cost effective and must have a fully auditable paper trail, all of which form a fundamental part of the company’s service. With Environmental Projects’ high level of certification and being one of the only companies in

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the UK with a Home Office Licence means the company has already amassed a portfolio of police forces with which it works closely, derived mainly from word of mouth recommendations. From crime scenes containing human tissue, cells smeared in excrement, vehicles covered in vomit, bathrooms pooled with blood to cannabis factories containing 6000+ plants – imagine any horrendous situation and it’s all in a day’s work for Environmental Projects. The company specialises in the removal of biological contaminates, confidential waste disposal, cell and vehicle decontamination, cleaning of forensic equipment and much more. www.epuk-ltd.com

Visit EPUK Ltd on Stand N43.

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Innovation ensures Dräger solutions are fit for the future

In this, its 125th anniversary year, leading manufacturer of safety solutions, Dräger, invites visitors to The Emergency Services Show to discover more about its innovative products and services, which have helped to establish the company as a leading international holistic solutions provider for the emergency services. A trusted and loyal partner to the fire and rescue, law enforcement and ambulance services, Dräger will showcase its experience and expertise across the whole of the emergency services industry, with specialists on hand to discuss product features, service, training and maintenance options. Vital equipment Visitors to Stand R43 can look forward to seeing innovative breathing apparatus and mask communication technologies, which ensure firefighters are protected and prepared for every situation in which they find themselves. Both breathing apparatus and communications systems are vital pieces of equipment for the fire and rescue service and Dräger’s versatile, integrated and comfortable solutions, mean that firefighters working on the frontline, can carry out their jobs in a safer and more effective manner. Hands-on demonstrations will showcase these applications to visitors stopping by the stand during the two-day event. Meanwhile, the stand will display Dräger’s cutting-edge breath alcohol and drug screening applications, which are pioneering the way in delivering reliable and accurate results to support police forces around the world. Equipment including the Home Office approved DrugTest 5000 will be on display, with visitors invited to see firsthand, its ease-of-use, non-invasive and hygienic procedure, which has been developed with the needs of the law enforcement industry at its core.

Ventilation system Demonstrating its commitment to the medical industry and ambulance service, also on display will be the Dräger Oxylog, a compact and robust, high performance ventilation system, which helps paramedics treat and transport patients safely at a time when they need it the most. All Dräger products are fit for the future and, as one of the UK’s leading safety specialists, the company is constantly innovating and developing its solutions in line with technological advances in the industry. Demonstrating its high level of support across the board, the stand will also showcase its full product and training portfolio, showing why Dräger is one of the market leaders in these areas. With a 125-year rich history behind it, Dräger is inviting visitors to the stand to celebrate and discover more about the company, its years of experience in the safety and medical industries and the life-saving products, which will continue to save lives and support our vital services in the future. The team is delighted to be attending this year’s Emergency Services Show and looks forward to welcoming you to the stand. www.draeger.com

Visit Dräger on Stand R43.

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Surrey FRS’s ICU with large three-section inflatable shelter system supplied by Aireshelta.

A programme of ongoing advanced product development has been keeping Aireshelta plc at the forefront of the inflatable shelter market for emergency services and governments in the UK and around the world. A key recent installation was the large three-section shelter designed for use with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s highly advanced new ICU. The Aireshelta created for use with this vehicle features three distinct working areas for IT, command, and operational personnel, expanding hugely the working areas available to support major incidents. The shelter is quick and easy to assemble, robust, and self standing so that it can be used even if the ICU itself needs to be moved to another area. Aireshelta manufactures a huge range of different shelter designs, claiming ‘Our only limitation is your imagination’. The company also has a wide range of water rescue products, decontamination systems and fall arrest AireBag systems. www.Aireshelta.co.uk

Visit Aireshelta Plc on Stand OS78.

Supplier specialises in SAR

Charged and ready to go! As a long standing supplier to the UK emergency services, Allbatteries UK is very pleased to be once again exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show. Allbatteries UK supplies a wide range of standard battery products as well as bespoke solutions to a wide range of sectors across the UK. In addition to offering top brand names such as Duracell, Yuasa and Panasonic, the company also manufactures its own brand of quality batteries

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under the Enix brand. Allbatteries ranges include alkaline, lead acid, NiMH and Lithium to name a few. The company is also able to design and produce bespoke battery packs for its customers’ requirements, including refurbishment of existing battery packs.

Established in 1987 Beechwood Equipment is a distributor of specialist security, defence and search and rescue products to the UK market. The company, ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 qualified, is an approved MoD supplier (NCAGE: KOF-83) and Police National Framework Supplier. Products on display at the show will include: electro optics; night vision; thermal vision; communications – headsets; intrinsically safe and triage lights; rescue tools; and webbing. www.beechwoodequipment.com

Visit Beechwood Equipment on Stand Q19. www.allbatteries.co.uk

Visit Allbatteries UK Ltd on Stand M1.

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New power tools and familiar favourites from STIHL Fast, reliable and straightforward, STIHL power tools are just what you need in an emergency, when time really matters. Cutting stone, reinforced concrete and steel, STIHL cut-off saws are ideal, for example, in clearing a structural collapse. The company’s most advanced 12in cut-off saw, the TS 480i, arrived last year, with its fuel-injected engine (and thus no choke) making it really easy to use. Cutting performance is also improved by 20 percent, so more cuts can be made in critically less time.

JFN monitors success

Accuracy and speed When greater depths need to be cut – creating vents for example, the STIHL GS 461 concrete saw cuts up to 40cm deep with accuracy and speed making it ideal for emergency and rescue teams. Finally, the STIHL ‘Rescue Saw’ MS 461-R is a specialist chainsaw, restricted for emergency services use only. With enormous power and a reinforced carbide saw chain, it is ideal for the toughest cutting jobs.

The military, emergency services and civil defence agencies have unique requirements for radiation protection of personnel and the public. James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) provides specialist products, which are designed to meet the requirements of these agencies. JFN products for these markets cover a wide range of requirements. These vary from personal electronic dosimetry to allow for the monitoring of personnel doses in live time, to portal monitors for both vehicles and persons to enhance the surveillance capabilities at entrances and exits of key facilities, transport hubs or events. The range also covers hand held search and frisk probes, which can be used to locate, detect, identify and classify radioactive material.

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Visit STIHL Ltd on Stand L38.

Visit James Fisher Ltd on Stand N5.

With the ability to work indoors and in enclosed spaces, STIHL’s first cordless cut-off saw arrives this autumn. Coupling great STIHL design with Lithium-Ion battery power, the TSA 230 is an impressive performer and very quiet-running – making communication with the operator much easier. Cutting neatly and swiftly up to 7cm deep, it can cut steel, metal pipes, concrete and roof tiles.

T-Rex shows its teeth Unifire Limited has UK and European distribution rights for Unifire Inc. Unifire is a leading manufacturer of high performance rescue equipment. The company’s positive pressure fans, ventilation saws, rescue saws, smoke machines, coring drills, confined space blowers, customer service, and support sets the standard for professionalism and customer satisfaction. Unifire is also the only supplier of the T-Rex high performance metal cutting circular saws with unique spark collector. Faster, safer, cleaner and more affordable than other metal cutting equipment, T-REX saws deliver unmatched results,

cutting steel (including Boron Steel) as easily as cutting plywood. A uniquely designed cover collects virtually all chips and sparks, while a special spindle lock allows for fast and easy blade changes. Create up to 2in depth of cut with the lightweight 7in T-REX metal cutting saw and up to a 3.25in depth of cut with the 9in T-REX metal cutting saw. Whatever your cutting demands may be, achieve them with the T-REX metal cutter. www.unifireuk.com

Visit Unifire Ltd on Stand P4.

Blizzard has it wrapped up Blizzard Survival manufactures and supplies hypothermia prevention blankets to the emergency services. The company’s blankets are manufactured using Reflexcell, a unique material with unrivalled thermal qualities, which is 100 percent windproof and waterproof. The EMS blanket is very popular with fire and rescue services, cave rescue teams, air ambulance services and HART. It is compact, lightweight yet really robust and is perfect for trauma kits. The highly acclaimed Blizzard Heat is available with or without active heat and is extensively used by the British and US military, mountain rescue teams and, more recently, HART and air ambulances due to its versatility and adaptability. The Blizzard HEAT allows easy access to a patient with minimum heat loss due to the hook and loop openings down the front and sides.

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Prevents heat loss The Blizzard Baby Wrap is a must have addition to any maternity kit. Designed in conjunction with London Ambulance Service, the Baby Wrap helps prevent heat loss in neonates naturally without use of active heat. Beanie hat At this year’s Emergency Services Show Blizzard Survival will showcase the new Blizzard Beanie Hat, which comes in adult and child sizes and was developed due to demand from the company’s existing customers. www.blizzardsurvival.com

Visit Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd on Stand B7.

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Vimpex celebrates new partnerships and innovations in 20th anniversary year After a highly successful year in which it has further added to its portfolio of products, Vimpex is looking forward to returning to the NEC with a new-look stand and an even more impressive range of rescue products. This last year, the company’s 20th anniversary, has seen Vimpex appointed as UK distributor for the Paratech range of lifting, shifting, stabilising and forcible entry products. In its two decades of business, Vimpex has grown from a small UKbased distributor, to a pan-European organisation with subsidiaries in The Netherlands and Sweden and now represents some of the world’s best-known brands. Paratech’s new vehicle stabilisation Supporter product, which is taking the market by storm, is causing extrication experts to rethink the way vehicle strut stabilisation is applied during RTCs. The Paratech Supporter is rated at 9000kg at maximum extension, which is more than 10 times the rating of the closest competition. This rating at full extension means that the product can be used for HGV tractor stabilisation as well as for smaller passenger vehicles. Sustainable growth Paratech’s endorsement of Vimpex as its UK partner enforces the view that Vimpex is a reliable and trustworthy supplier to the rescue market. As one of the few independent companies serving the UK emergency services sector, Vimpex has the financial stability, commitment and knowledge to

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continue its success in the market. The company is enjoying sustainable growth achieved by gaining market share as well as the addition of new products. Being independently owned and run without the constraints of foreign ownership or the demands of a vehicle builder means that Vimpex can be versatile in an ever-changing market while maintaining its core values of fair pricing, transparency and integrity. Ambition and commitment A further example of Vimpex’s ambition and commitment to the sector is this year’s development of the Vimpex Promax F1 Fire Fighting Glove. Using PBI Max Fabric as the outer protection and a multiple-layer silicon/Kevlar™ construction with a PFTE moisture barrier liner, the EN659 approved F1 Glove already has a strong following for its extreme comfort and wearability straight from the box. Excellent dexterity and the fact that it can be laundered with other PPE means that the Promax F1 is likely to have a strong following in the UK and much further-afield. The Promax F1 Glove is the first of a carefully considered range of fire fighting and rescue gloves in development by Vimpex. The company looks forward to welcoming visitors to its stand to try the gloves for themselves. Busy show ahead After a busy show last year, Vimpex is looking forward to an even more hectic event this year

where, along with Paratech Equipment and Promax Gloves, it will be showing the full range of TNT hydraulic rescue tools, Ogura battery-powered hydraulics, Pacific paramedic, rescue and fire fighting helmets and ISG thermal imaging cameras. www.rescue-tools.co.uk

Visit Vimpex Ltd on Stand C6.

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Rescue FloodSax save the day.… Response and businesses a fortune Drysuit is here! Collins Drysuits will be exhibiting its new drysuit at this year’s Emergency Services Show. The Rescue Response Drysuit is a new design suit featuring lightweight nylon materials, latex seals and socks and the new plastic YKK Aquaseal Zip. Because its drysuits are manufactured 100 percent in the UK, Collins Drysuits’ customers can customise and adapt the company’s drysuits to their exact requirements. Options available include different materials, colours, neoprene or silicone seals, safety boots, badges, reflective tape, reinforced material pads and more. For its second year at The Emergency Services Show, the company will be showcasing its full range of quality surface drysuits along with a range of products from its Water Rescue Equipment catalogue. This will include the very popular Five Ten Canyoneer Boots, Palm Rescue PFDs, Neoprene Gloves and Manta Pro SAR Helmets. Collins Drysuits is proud to supply drysuits to rescue services, fisheries and the Environment Agency across the UK. These include Norfolk and Kent fire and rescue services, DorSAR, The UKBA, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Police and many others. www.collinsdrysuits.com

Visit Collins Drysuits on Stand R28.

A pioneering ‘sandless sandbag’ has proved itself in action worldwide. The FloodSax is increasingly being recognised internationally as the modern and effective way to stop floodwater and also to clear up leaks and spills inside homes, businesses and hospitals. Built into barriers, FloodSax have stopped raging torrents of floodwater and even saved hundreds of thousands of dollars damage protecting homes when Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the USA in 2012. FloodSax look like pillowcases and weigh just 200g (7oz) before they come into contact with water. They absorb 20-litres in just over three minutes to weigh 20kg (44lbs), which make them even more effective than traditional sandbags at keeping floodwater at bay. It means that, unlike sandbags, FloodSax can be easily stored away, are flexible and easy to deploy and can be quickly transported to the scene of a flood. Indoors, homes and businesses simply put

them on the spill and they’ll soak it up no matter how hard it is to reach. In use by charities such as the Red Cross, the FloodSax website reveals just who has been using FloodSax and how effective they’ve been. www.floodsax.co.uk

Visit Floodsax on Stand G40.

Keep kit safe and dry with OverBoard OverBoard, a UK based company that distributes to over 70 countries worldwide, specialises in 100 percent waterproof bags and cases. Its products range from waterproof VHF, GPS, camera and phone cases to waterproof backpacks and duffels. The company is passionate about developing high performance waterproof gear, which is why its products will protect your essential emergency equipment from water, snow, dirt, sand and dust. OverBoard will help keep equipment safe and Keep It Dry™. OverBoard uses the latest high-tech fabrics and stitch free weld technology to deliver tough, hardwearing products that have been proven in every kind of environment. All of its waterproof bags and cases carry their own in-house and independently tested and verified IPX performance rating. The company is also an official supplier to the RNLI.

High visibility OverBoard’s latest collection, the OverBoard ProVis Range, is being launched at The Emergency Services Show. The Pro-Vis waterproof range caters specifically for those who need high-visibility, reflective bags that will protect emergency equipment and essentials. It consists of waterproof 20-litre and 30-litre Backpacks, 20-litre Dry Tube and 60L Duffel in vibrant high visibility colours. www.over-board.co.uk

Visit OverBoard Ltd on Stand R30.

Discounts on power-boat training Appearing at the show for the first time is Blue Lamp Afloat, an RYA Training Centre based on the South Coast in Hamble, Hampshire. The centre offers RYA Power Boat Courses and associated shore-based courses, such as

VHF SRC and First Aid. Whatever your experience, whether you’re new to power-boating or just looking to brush up on boat-handling skills, Blue Lamp can get you out on the water and at reasonable cost. “We aim to provide excellent and unrivalled training facilities for our customers in a relaxed friendly environment,” explains centre principal Colin Trowles. “Whilst we offer courses to the general public we also offer discounted courses to blue light emergency service personnel and their

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families. For those who’ve completed the RYA Intermediate course and VHF radio course there are opportunities to charter our 6m AVON RIB powered by a 150hp outboard and explore the delights of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.” Blue Lamp Afloat can also offer one-to-one bespoke training (non RYA) and corporate days. www.powerboattraining.blue

Visit Blue Lamp Afloat on Stand OS1.

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Elite drysuit and diving equipment Established for 40 years, Northern Diver (International) Ltd has maintained a reputation as one of the world’s elite drysuit and diving equipment manufacturers. The company’s BSEN 14225 compliant, CE approved drysuits are the choice of sport and commercial divers around the world. It is also a tier 1 supplier to the British Ministry of Defence for drysuits and diving equipment. Bespoke kit Northern Diver additionally manufactures

drysuits and full PPE for over 60 fire and rescue organisations across the UK and abroad. It also manufactures bespoke drysuits and equipment to each client’s specification and an extensive array of general equipment. The latest addition to the company’s recently launched boat range is the new Rescue Sled. Currently in service with the East Midlands Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), the sled offers versatility and rapid deployment. Also new to Northern Diver’s range is its ultradurable Reflective Line Throw Bag. Available in 20m and 25m, it features an attachment point for

Temporary barriers offer long-term flooding solution Temporary flood barriers from Geodesign Barriers were deployed in various flood-stricken places across the UK earlier this year. The company has a long, proven record of successful flood emergency responses in the UK, across Europe and all over the world, since the mid 1990s. BSI Kitemarked since 2003, this easy-to-deploy, flat packed Geodesign Barrier is available in dam heights of 0.45m, 0.65m, 0.85m, 1.00m, 1.25m, 1.50m, 1.80m and 2.40m. It is free standing and self-anchoring, with no fixtures to the ground, and

is suitable for both home owners or large-scale use and can be deployed on any ground surface. This flexible barrier easily adapts to local conditions, such as uneven ground, angles, kerbs and steps. It can also be deployed in water, if needed. With a lifespan of 60-80 years and strong metal behind the plastic membrane, this barrier can be used many times – giving excellent value for money. Geodesign can also provide training for best practice. Come and see how quick and easy the barrier is to deploy at the company’s outdoor stand (OS25) or visit Geodesign’s indoor stand (Q11). Also on display will be the company’s lightweight and portable 3000lpm pump. www.geodesignbarriers.com

Visit Geodesign Barriers Ltd on Stands OS25 & Q7.

Safe rescue within reach The Reach and Rescue Pole System has been designed by Reach and Rescue Limited to improve operator safety and capability at water, ice, mud and flood and height related incidents. The system accurately deploys a flotation or rescue device to a casualty, thus saving valuable time on the rescue that might otherwise have been wasted, leading to possible tragedy. The key benefit of the Reach and Rescue Pole is the speed it takes to fully extend from its compact state all the way up to 17m for the larger pole. It can be fully extended and accurately deployed in 45 seconds, and fully retracted again within another 29 seconds. Included in the product’s attachments are flotation collars, crook, Grappler, PRO-snare, wading pole, underwater camera kits and line hooks. From an operational perspective, the Reach and Rescue Pole is extremely versatile. There is a large selection of flotation and retrieval attachments that are available in kits or individually. This means

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that the system can be tailored to suit the requirements of the rescue situation. It can be operated easily by one or two people in all weather conditions and can be deployed from both the shore side or from a vessel. There is also a failsafe rope to ensure that the pole sections remain intact if damage occurs during a rescue. www.reachandrescue.com

Visit Reach & Rescue Ltd on Stand R24.

the company’s new Flexi-Light, a dual function light stick powered by a high-intensity LED and tested to 60m. The company has also recently developed a new ultra-extendable reach pole, featuring numerous attachments and useful extras. All of these products and the complete Northern Diver’s Specialist Rescue Equipment range can be viewed at the show. www.ndiver-rescue.com

Visit Northern Diver International Ltd on Stand L48.

Maintaining large-scale water supply

Hytrans Systems BV, based in the Netherlands, is a manufacturer of the Hytrans Fire System (HFS), an innovative mobile water transport system for fire and rescue services, civil defence and industries. The system features mobile large-scale water supply over several kilometres from almost impossible to access locations, still maintaining large capacities. A water supply system of 3000m and 3000l/min can be operational in just 15 minutes time, requiring only a few personnel to deploy and run the system. Since 1988, hundreds of units have been deployed all over the world. As well as its mobile pumping units, Hytrans manufactures and/or supplies hoselayers, hoses (up to 12in in diameter), portable water supply equipment, hose bridges, squeeze ramps, storage containers for PWSE, trucks and all other things related to mobile water transport. Hytrans Systems will exhibit a complete water transport unit, which includes HydroSub 150, HoseBox with 1000m of 6in hose, hose recovery unit duo-container and all associated equipment to make an above ground hydrant network within minutes. The unit can be used to supply water for fighting fires as well as remove water from flooded areas. www.hytransfiresystem.com

Visit Hytrans Systems BV on Stand OS405.

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Star-studded line-up from LED Lenser LED Lenser boasts a truly star-studded line-up in its new product range. The P7.2 Professional hand torch, the top-of-therange X21R.2 Xtreme and the stylish SEO series of

Expanded range of LED torches on display BBB will showcase its full range of COAST and NEXTORCH LED torches, head-torches, lanterns and multi-tools on Stand C30, including 10 new lines for 2014. New products will include the new COAST A8-R rechargeable pen-torch weighing only 11.2g and neatly clipping into any shirt/tunic pocket at just 10.2cm in length. Another pocket-sized option is the COAST HP1, fully focusing torch with onehand operation from long-range spot beam to ultrawide flood beam, with a heavy duty clip to attach to belt or pocket. Two massively upgraded versions of COAST’s popular HP7 and HP14 fully focusing torches will also be launched at the show. Other new products in this ever-growing range include three new head-torches and two new lanterns, most featuring COAST’s remarkable ‘pure beam optic’ producing ultra-wide beams with literally no shadows, rings or dark-spots. On display from BBB’s NEXTORCH range will be the new B10 bike mounted light and SAINT TORCH 1 ultra-distance rechargeable torch. All products will be available for demonstration and trial purchase at the show. BBB will also be pleased to discuss special pricing and support available for the emergency services sector.

headlamps have all recently been bestowed with prestigious Red Dot or Product Design awards. All have been part of an upgrade programme on popular models to enhance performance and improve user experience. Visitors to The Emergency Services Show 2014 (ESS2014) will be able to try out all the upgrade models plus even more new products, such as the incredible P7QC, a hand torch featuring up to four different light colours with a simple turn of the torch head, and the M3R, the smallest rechargeable torch in LED Lenser’s range. As a leading international brand of hand held torches and headlamps, LED Lenser is renowned for superior German engineering, outstanding performance and technologies, such as the patented Advanced Focus System and Smart Light Technology. Constantly driving innovation to provide class leading lighting instruments with

breathtaking, bright homogenous white light, LED Lenser is the brand of choice for emergency services personnel as well as search and rescue teams and serious outdoor enthusiasts. http://ledco.co.uk

Visit LED Lenser – Ledco Ltd on Stand J40.

Floodlights and flashlights Nightsearcher Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of a range of LED portable floodlights (mains voltage also available), searchlights and flashlights. Established in 1989, the company is qualified to ISO9001:2008 and its in-house research and development allows it to fully develop lighting products to suit any application. The company is a major supplier to the police, fire and rescue and other emergency services, military, railway infrastructure industries, utilities, industrial, councils, sports clubs and more. Its products are also exported worldwide. Nightsearcher currently makes some of the most powerful portable LED floodlights (14K lumens) in the world, completely replacing inefficient halogen based lights operating from generators, thus

eliminating heat, weight, emissions, fuel, trailing cables etc. Fitted with the latest Lithium ion battery technology, the units are ultra-compact and lightweight for maximum portability. As a customer and solutions-led company, it is the policy of Nightsearcher to offer environmentally innovative products and to minimise its impact on the environment through sound business practices. The company’s continued success and gradual expansion is aided by the dynamic nature of health and safety requirements, coupled with the demands from both new and existing market sectors. www.nightsearcher.co.uk

Visit Nightsearcher Ltd on Stand L11.

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Visit BBB Investments Ltd on Stand C30.

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FLOOD-IT shines a light onto any situation In an emergency it is imperative to react quickly and accurately. Providing light sources for a scene, searching premises, command units or enquiry points, FLOOD-IT means you don't have to stop work while awaiting the arrival of more permanent equipment. FLOOD-IT is a range of cordless, fully rechargeable floodlights designed to bring highpowered lighting to emergency situations. The floodlights give a blanket of light, providing a safe environment that lasts for hours without the need for cables or noisy generators. It’s often speed that counts and FLOOD-IT can be deployed immediately, with no or very little training to the user required. The units are built for trade use, ideal for the type of environment faced by the

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emergency services. Rated IP65, the product is suitable for wet and dusty conditions and can withstand knocks, falls and damage associated with operating in an emergency situation. The FLOOD-IT uses the latest technologies in LED and Lithium ion batteries to emit a very bright wide angle light that can last for hours, up to 30 hours with the PRIME8. Being LED it runs cool, unlike halogen, which can be very hot to touch and a potential fire hazard. www.myflood-it.com

Visit eKonomical on Stand C22.

Strength in depth from Thomas Jacks Thomas Jacks Ltd is launching a raft of new products at The Emergency Services Show 2014. The Energizer™ Hard Case™ Tactical™ Tango Helmet Light RGB offers all of the advantages of its predecessor, while adding a switchable red/green/blue secondary LED plus programmable low/medium/high or high/medium/low and flashing mode in all visible colours. It is supplied with five mounts – Helmet/Headstrap/Mollé/Picatinny and Cap/Clip (fits Klickfast/Airwaves) – with an ARC (Accessory Rail Connector) mount option available for Ops-Core type rails. Plus thermal imagers Six new easy-to-use thermal imagers will be on display. The Guide Infrared IR510 offers ultracompact design, 384x288 resolution, IP67 waterproofing and a three-year warranty. The Pulsar Quantum HD19S, HD38S and HD50S offer 19mm, 38mm and 50mm objectives, 384x288 resolution,

AA or rechargeable battery pack option and a three-year warranty. L-3 Warrior Systems has two compact milspec models – the X320 offers 320x240 resolution, 2x/4x digital zoom and IP67 rating and the MTM-PI, a 640x480 model with laser dot (Visible or IR), built-in recording capability and waterproof to 20m (66ft).

At this year’s show, Sea & Sea Ltd, a distributor of specialist torches, diving and PPE equipment to all branches of the emergency services, throughout the UK, will be presenting several new products. From Underwater Kinetics, manufacturer of the popular range of ATEX waterproof torches, is the new UK2AA eLED ATEX torch. In response for a small, lower weight, ATEX approved torch, this versatile hand held/helmet mounted ATEX torch measures 4.2 x 1.6 x 1.4 in / 10.8 x 4 x 3.5cm and weights 3.4oz/96g. Powered by two x AA Alkaline Duracell batteries, burn time is 15 hours, beam distance 213ft/65m, with an impressive 70 Lumens output. Underwater Kinetics continues to develop its ‘industrial’ product range for the emergency services, which evolves from the underwater diving sector. The UK3AAA eLED Vizion I ATEX Headlamp, used extensively in conjunction with the Manta Multi Role SAR Helmet during the extensive flooding in February 2014, has also been revised. Sea & Sea Ltd will be demonstrating the Vizion i2 at the show. www.sea-sea.com

Visit Sea & Sea Ltd on Stand J46.

…And more The Norotos range of US designed/manufactured advanced night vision goggle helmet mounting systems will be showcased for the first time in the UK. The CORTAC CTAV™ – Cooling, Trauma Attenuation and Ventilation – which fits under body armour for increased comfort, heat and trauma reduction will also be a first for the show. www.thomasjacks.co.uk

Visit Thomas Jacks Ltd on Stand L46.

Get your Fenix from MyFenix MyFenix offers the full range of Fenixlight professional torches, head torches and accessories to UK customers. Fenix personal lighting tools are built to the highest standards using the latest technology to deliver outstanding quality, durability, long life and the best possible performance in a range that also offers excellent value for your available budget. From personal carry illumination to rechargeable in-vehicle lights, searchlights and the company’s range of versatile head torches and accessories, MyFenix has a high quality lighting tool available for most applications from police carry to search and rescue.

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The company’s range includes: • Fenix PD35: the compact but incredibly powerful duty torch with an intense 850 lumen output, five brightness levels and memory mode • Fenix RC15: versatile in-vehicle torch with secure charging cradle plus mains and vehicle chargers. Features 860 lumen maximum output, four brightness levels and powerful 860 lumen strobe • Fenix RC40: 3500 lumen rechargeable searchlight capable of lighting a huge area at close range and reaching out beyond 500m. The RC40 features four power levels, built-in battery fuel gauge, mains charger and shoulder strap.

Exhibiting for a third year at The Emergency Services Show, MyFenix is looking forward to meeting both existing and new customers at this year's event. www.myfenix.co.uk

Visit The Photon Shop (Fenix Torches) on Stand A62.

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Extinguishing technology minimises environmental impact Cold Cut Systems, the supplier of the coldcut™ cobra cutting extinguisher, is pleased to exhibit and demonstrate its capabilities at this year’s Emergency Services Show. The coldcut™ cobra combines safety and efficiency with minimal environmental impact during fire fighting operations. It provides fire crews with the ability to rapidly attack a compartment fire from outside, rapidly stabilising fire conditions, reducing compartment temperatures, and creating a safer working environment for the deployment of conventional fire fighting tactics. The water consumption of a coldcut™ cobra is minimal, and it can be used on most land, sea or even air based carrier methods.

Applications around the world, in addition to municipal and state fire and rescue services, include refineries, oil rigs, processing plants, power plants, coal mines, airports and maritime. The company also provides tactical training and knowledge transfer to fire and rescue services around the world via its Cobra Academy structure. This year Cold Cut Systems is also pleased to introduce another very effective tool to the coldcut™ family, the new Multi Purpose Nozzle (MPN), which is capable of being installed with the Cobra cutting extinguisher. This efficient and very effective combination can now deliver a wide range of fire fighting capabilities, which can be installed into any vehicle, large or small. If you are interested in how the coldcut™ cobra can

Fire Ladders and more… On the Fire Ladders and Equipment stand in the outside show area, visitors can view and examine the company’s latest product range and discuss their ongoing requirements. The various items and ranges on display will include: EN1147-2010 ladders and rescue platforms; sliding beam gantry systems; equipment ranges: fire fighting, rescue, medical, line, water; thermal image cameras; PPE, including fire kit, helmets, boots, gloves and hoods; uniform, station wear, work wear, safety wear; plus vehicles, trailers and special builds.

On show will be the new Helmet Mounted Thermal Imaging Camera, developed by SOLO, plus a selection of the manufacturer’s hand held units, which offer excellent picture and product quality at an amazing price. JUST Leitern is Europe’s oldest and most established ladder manufacturer and supplier, with almost 130 years’ experience. The company’s ladder range has been designed to outlast and outperform current available items. Also on show will be a selection of PPE, uniform and safetywear, including the new MSA F1XF fire helmet. Fire Ladders and Equipment also offers many maintenance, testing, training, care and payment packages, for all its ranges, which, w hen combined guarantee best value and always best quality. www.fire-ladders.com

Visit Fire Ladders Ltd on Stand OS423.

Fire operations in safe hands Serco Fire Services, a specialist in response, prevention and protection, transforms fire operations through standalone services, blended

help you provide safer, more efficient, and environmentally more effective fire fighting capability, please visit Cold Cut Systems during the show. www.coldcutsystems.com

Visit Cold Cut Systems on Stand P69.

Parkland hose points the way to safety Parkland Engineering, established in 1978, is a major manufacturer and distributor of hose, couplings and fittings throughout the UK and Europe. Now part of the Kiowa Group, which includes Border Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Parkland Engineering not only has the backing of two well aligned companies with extensive knowledge and experience of industrial products, the company has a national support network of six branches, ensuring localised delivery and reduced lead times to brigades through next day timed deliveries. Stripe of arrows For the past 30 years, Parkland has been supplying hose assemblies for fire fighting purposes. Parkland’s high-pressure reel hose was developed with a highly visible stripe of arrows down the length of the hose, clearly pointing the way back to safety (Reg. Design).

services and, where the business case justifies it, wholesale service outsourcing. Serco’s expertise in fire embraces talent development, process improvement and asset optimisation. The company applies its expertise, resources and investment to deliver savings and operational improvements while meeting all statutory standards. Serco Fire Services knows fire. This means you’re in safe hands while the company delivers the outcome you want.

Nozzles and monitors Parkland is now the sole distributor in the UK for Scorpe Technologies, supplying a range of hose nozzles and monitors. Scorpe Technologies was formed by the SOFRAD and GIMAEX Group and has over 40 years’ experience within the fire and rescue industry. Other product ranges include layflat fire hose, suction hoses and strainers, Reelcraft hose reels and couplings, including the unique stainless steel high-pressure fitting of Parkland design, which is fully interchangeable.

www.serco.com

www.parkland-eng.co.uk

Visit Serco Fire Services on Stand P61.

Visit Parkland Engineering Ltd on Stand B48.

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Innovation as standard from Interspiro Interspiro has over 70 years’ experience as a groundbreaking innovator of respiratory protection for non-breathable environments. The company develops, manufactures and markets respiratory and auxiliary equipment for fire fighting, work in hazardous environments and professional diving.

CRI is proud to introduce the all-new 1600 Series range of hand crank and motorised hose reels. This resourceful and adaptable range offers an extensive array of capabilities through a multitude of component configurations as well as a wide range of sizes. The 1600 Series offers a generous variety of drum and disc diameters for a number of hose sizes and hose lengths and is currently available in 1in and 1.5in versions with either BSP or NPT threads with steel or stainless steel fluid paths. The range has been designed to be extremely durable yet light in weight. It can handle the most demanding requirements the industry has to offer and can fit into virtually any allocated space in most equipment. Add-ons include a universal bracket kit that can accommodate the bevel gear manual rewind system and idlers to reduce speed and increase torque on motorised versions. CRI is also pleased to offer, for the first time, a three-way brake incorporating solid lock, drag friction and free-spinning functions utilising a high performance composite brake pad material.

Outstanding reputation Respiratory protection from Interspiro has an outstanding reputation for reliability and performance. This is accomplished with innovative technical solutions and by applying the highest standards of quality to all parts of the value chain. The company’s innovation pedigree includes many technology milestones now considered to be standard in the industry. Interspiro provides management of through life support and cost, its Total Care contracts take the burden of maintenance away from the user and provides a simple flat fee annual spend to meet the needs of today’s emergency services.

Interspiro is a supplier of respiratory protection to the Ministry of Defence, fire and rescue services, police, ambulance, HM Customs, aviation, rescue teams, industries, utilities, shipping and diving companies around the world. Product portfolio The company’s brand names include: Spiromatic, Spirotroniq, QS-system, SpiroGuide, Spiroscape, Spirolite, Divator, Oxydive and IS-Mix. In addition to the breathing apparatus (SCBA/BA/SCUBA) product programmes – of its own design and manufacturing – the product portfolio is complemented by a selection of quality trading products. Interspiro is an Ocenco group company. The Ocenco group ranks among the world’s largest respiratory protection companies.

www.crireels.com

www.interspiro.com

Visit CRI Reels on Stand OS435.

Visit Interspiro Ltd on Stand J8.

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Make staffing emergencies a thing of the past Blue Star Human Resources, established in 2003, knows that an organisation is only as good as the people that work in it and, in particular, the quality of its leaders. It also knows that good HR management is about improving organisational performance and, among other things, the company is at the forefront of developing assessment centres for use in recruitment and development. Blue Star’s experience is widespread in both private and public

sectors and, in particular, the company has developed a tailored approach to assessment centres for application in blue light services. Skills and attributes Blue Star’s assessment centres can be used off the shelf, or it can work with you to tailor assessment centres specifically for your organisation. With guidance from the company’s HR Consultants, you can select from the best methods for evaluating the skills and attributes most important to you and ensure you get the best, so that your organisation

really is pre-eminent in its field. This year Blue Star is delighted to be participating in The Emergency Services Show and welcomes the opportunity to share what it does. Visit Stand Q61 and see how working together could mean your staffing emergencies are a thing of the past. www.bluestarhr.co.uk

Visit Blue Star Human Resources Limited on Stand Q61.

Public sector purchasing power There’s more than one way to save a life

YPO is the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation. One hundred percent publicly owned, the organisation has returned over £100m of its profits back to the public purse since the YPO was established, 40 years ago. YPO’s team of procurement experts negotiate with leading suppliers on over 30,000 products and 150 contracts to offer value for money and full compliance. This includes a variety of dedicated frameworks developed in consultation with its emergency services customers, including: emergency services uniforms (Ref: 295); supply of PPE (Ref: 299); managed service for PPE (Ref: 377); smoke alarms (Ref: 447); driving licence verification (Ref: 520); emergency response equipment (Ref: 515); and incident command and control software (Ref: 560).

All of the organisation’s frameworks are easy to use and free to access, delivering time and efficiency savings to the public sector. YPO also offers a fully managed procurement service, which can include support with mini competitions, evaluation assistance, training and documentation. Visit Stand M4 at The Emergency Services Show where the YPO’s specialist team will provide you with further information about working with the organisation and the new contracts it is developing for fire ground feeding, emergency services training, temporary resilience and foam.

www.ypo.co.uk

Visit YPO on Stand M4.

Orange Grove Fostercare is proud to be attending this year’s Emergency Services Show. It recognises that people with an emergency service background have a wealth of skills and experience that transfer perfectly over to looking after children who find themselves in the care system. Neil, a policeman and a fostercarer for Orange Grove, says “As a policeman I see first-hand where troubled teens end up. It became clear that their bad behaviour was a sign that what they really needed was a stable home life rather than prosecution … that alone can make a real difference in their future.” Judith Rees, Director of Fostercare, says, “Research shows that the stability of a family environment can help children reach their potential in life. We aim to find those special people, like Neil, who can provide the care and support needed to help these young people make the transition into adulthood.” A career in fostercare offers many benefits, including competitive pay, flexible working and a huge sense of reward. www.orangegrovefostercare.co.uk

Visit Orange Grove Fostercare on Stand L76.

We’re right behind you Insurance schemes from Miles Smith are both endorsed and recommended by the British Ambulance Association (BAA) and the Independent Ambulance Association (IAA). AXA Insurance exclusively underwrites the company’s ambulance fleet insurance. Particular areas of concern for the private ambulance sector are blue light use and malpractice and therefore the following areas are all covered by the scheme: emergency 999; first response; patient organ transfer (including transportation of surgical teams); psychiatric patient transfer; repatriation, including airside liability; bariatric transfer; event work; and high

dependency patient transfer. You are probably involved in, or at least looking at offering most of these services. A common cause for claims disputes arises from misunderstandings about portable medical equipment based primarily in the vehicle. This equipment is not covered under the standard motor policy and should be specifically insured under a ‘business all risks’ policy. This is expensive equipment, so do check your current insurance cover today! Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your insurance cover, visit Miles Smith on Stand M31.

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(From L to R) Gary Routledge, Motor Director; Grant Irwin, Associate Director; and Elena Mathison, Account Executive.

http://msis.milessmith.co.uk

Visit Miles Smith Insurance Solutions Ltd on Stand M31.

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Take the worry out of procurement

the DSA and be certain that they will be disposed of ethically and in compliance with current environment legislation ensuring minimum enters landfill and maximum is either re-sold (of which you would receive a financial return) or recycled. The DSA’s specialist contractors, who are ISO accredited and have won business through formal EU competition, deal with the collection and sale/disposal of the items. The DSA manages and monitors the entire end-to-end process, providing added public sector security. How easy is it to do business with the DSA? A simple Customer Agreement between public sector organisation and the DSA is all that is needed to give access to all DSA’s specialist contractors and DSA’s fully managed service.

The Disposal Services Authority (DSA) is part of the Ministry of Defence and focuses entirely on the disposal function. The DSA is able to offer this same service to other government departments to dispose of assets purchased through the public purse and can provide a one-stop-shop (from helmets to fire appliances) for all your disposal matters. Secure and confidential It enables public sector organisations the ability to securely and confidentially declare surplus assets to

www.gov.uk/government/groups/ disposal-services-authority

Visit Disposal Services Authority on Stand Q42.

The Consortium Fire and Rescue offers EU compliant framework agreements together with tailored procurement support to secure the best value for the UK fire and rescue services. The frameworks cover a range of specialist equipment from fire appliances to smoke detectors and are available to all UK fire and rescue services as well as other public sector organisations with an interest in fire prevention and detection. Information relating to current and soon to be released frameworks will be available at the show. The Consortium has supported over 100 customers with mini-competitions since June 2011 – this service is available at no additional cost and customers have found this service invaluable. One customer has said, “Carrying out this exercise using the service that you provide has saved me, and my colleagues, a considerable amount of time, money and worry. I would not hesitate in seeking your assistance on the next occasion that we need

to procure similar assets.” Contracts Managers, Sue Lipscombe and Paul Marriott, and the Consortium’s Technical Manager, Alan Paulinski, will be in attendance for the duration of the show if you have any queries relating to the frameworks or the assistance that is available to you. www.theconsortium.com

Cost-saving solutions to meet your procurement needs ESPO is a customer-focused, public sector owned professional buying organisation. It is committed to getting the most for its customers by pursuing best practice in procurement, sourcing, supply chain partner support and management, contract management and EU compliance. ESPO continues to be dedicated to providing procurement solutions, which are designed to help public sector customers cut costs, reduce tendering times and achieve best value. Free to access frameworks You will find that ESPO can provide for a considerable amount of your procurement needs; its framework range covers all your buying essentials, from first aid training courses, fire

Visit The Consortium Fire and Rescue on Stand H54.

safety products to vehicle glass replacement, vehicle tyres and repair. All of EPSO’s frameworks are free to access and easy to use; offering significant reductions in time and procurement costs. ESPO also offers a catalogue range of over 27,000 lines to ensure its customers have the best choice of products in the market. Come along to Stand H55 and let ESPO’s team of experts assist you, see a range of products on offer from uniforms and fire and safety equipment to environmental services solutions. www.espo.org

Visit Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation on Stand H55.

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Alert5 , the rapid alerting app from 4Productions Ltd, provides personal safety reassurance for anyone who may feel vulnerable and can provide reassurance to those with a duty of care to employees exposed to serious risks. The app provides extremely accurate location details, using a smartphone’s built-in GPS chips. Available as a download the system is designed to be used only in emergencies, enabling the user to instantly alert up to five people from his or her phone’s contacts list with a map of their exact location when they are in need of urgent assistance. With future features such as enabling the handset to record a video once the alert has been raised, Alert5® will help to ensure that everyone has the facility to alert someone who can help in the event of an emergency. This autumn Alert5® will be releasing the first versions of a product that can convert any standard smartphone to use satellite communications to ensure connectivity anywhere in the world.

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ProPak-f/ProPak-fx SCBA technology – Scott Safety www.scottsafety.com

Part of the new ProPak self contained breathing apparatus range (SCBA) range, the ProPak-f and ProPak-fx, from Scott Safety are designed to meet the specific demands of the professional firefighter and users requiring a high specification BA set. Both products offer an unequalled level of performance and user comfort, with the ProPak-fx featuring an adjustable backplate on a rigid backframe construction for durability and performance, plus integral grab handles, which make it easy to carry when not in use and for when emergency rescue is required. The BA sets come with a choice of 200-300bar cylinders as well as the new high-pressure 379bar cylinder technology. At 25 percent higher pressures than the standard 300 bar SCBA, these new cylinders offer increased duration with minimal increases in size and weight providing firefighters with a duration of up to 75 minutes and a convenient method of utilising an extended duration breathing apparatus without increasing user burden.

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Honeywell has launched its new Howard Leight Firm Fit earplugs, which feature a softer, more comfortable fit and enhanced noise protection compared to other cylinder-shaped earplugs. Based on customer feedback, the earplugs have been engineered to enhance the wearing experience for individuals who prefer a firmer fit in order to ‘feel’ their earplugs in their ears, and who are accustomed to the familiar cylindrical or barrel-shaped earplugs. Firm Fit is easy to roll down and insert, with plenty of time to adjust for a proper fit; bright orange in colour for high-visibility identification; and available in corded and uncorded versions.

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The iSTAR camera, designed and manufactured by Edinburgh company NCTech, is a camera that permits a virtual ‘walk through’ of the scene of an incident. The camera simply and quickly takes 360° panoramic, very high definition photographs, which are of immeasurable help in capturing very detailed images of the location in any sort of light conditions.

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LEX755 handheld LTE device – Motorola Solutions www.motorolasolutions.com

The Motorola LEX755 mission-critical LTE handheld with its rugged form factor, powerful data applications and a quick-response user interface, provides always-on mission-critical user experience to improve situational awareness for emergency services and organisations supporting critical infrastructure. The application ecosystem includes real-time video streaming, computer aided dispatch, unified push-to-talk, electronic citation, report writing and data capture. The Motorola LEX755 is public safety application ready with Motorola’s Public Safety User Experience (PSX) delivering an intuitive and secure application environment including incident management, ID verification and evidence collection. It is ergonomically optimised for faster, tactile, onehanded operation via dedicated controls and is designed to withstand dust, drops and rain.

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Overnight tunnel exercise tests multi-agency response “With lights flashing off the tunnel walls, Tannoy systems booming out above us and casualties screaming in the smoke, this had all the hallmarks of a major incident in one of the UK’s busiest road tunnels,” explained Greg Theophanides from Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) as he described a multi-agency overnight exercise, which took place in the Dartford Tunnel in May. Over 50 firefighters, seven fire appliances and specialist vehicles from KFRS, along with colleagues from Essex Fire and Rescue Service, police, ambulance service, Highways Agency, Connect Plus, local authorities, Environment Agency, St John Ambulance and British Red Cross were involved in the full scale live event. Thousands of motorists use the Dartford Tunnel every day as they head from Kent to Essex. The planned six-hour tunnel closure happened overnight and the QEII Bridge remained open to southbound traffic to minimise disruption, along with plenty of advance notification from all agencies using media, social media and the motorway signs. Simulated incident The incident kicked off just before midnight on Saturday 10 May, when synthetic smoke was used to simulate fire conditions after a van travelling in the west tunnel suffered a tyre failure and swerved, colliding with a second vehicle. The impact caused both vehicles to crash into a nearside walkway, blocking both lanes of the tunnel. Four other vehicles were then forced to make emergency stops resulting in further collisions, causing the tunnel’s closure and emergency services to be mobilised. Greg Theophanides said, “The Casualties Union played injured motorists who had to be cut free from the wreckage of their vehicles by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment. These included a bariatric casualty and a woman in the late stages of pregnancy. The drama intensified when an LGV carrying ‘Check & Allow’ (non-escortable) dangerous goods was trapped in the traffic behind the secondary incident, while a dangerous goods escort vehicle entered the tunnel, escorting an empty petrol tanker back to its depot in Thurrock.”

The ‘casualties’ had to be cut free from the wreckage of their vehicles by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment.

“The tunnel staff quickly activated the fire suppression system while Highways Agency traffic officers helped teams to evacuate those trapped within the tunnel, which went very well.” The exercise went on until 4am and the debrief that followed revealed several outcomes, which are being considered by the responding agencies. All the outcomes, such as communication flow, have had interim measures put in place and longer term upgrades will be investigated. Lessons were learned regarding the siting of control functions including the KFRS command support unit, which in future will be located in a more beneficial position. Kent Police’s Ian Williams said, “The exercise went well and was clearly of considerable benefit to the fire services, who were able to practice in an unfamiliar environment, with the combination of the smoke and fire suppression system. “The Tunnel operators similarly benefited from staging an exercise that demonstrated the capacity for a multi-agency response to deal successfully with an incident in a tunnel, which had wider implications on the strategic road network.”

Four vehicles were forced to make emergency stops resulting in further collisions.

Fire suppression technology Firefighters made use of the new technologies in the tunnel; the tunnels at the Dartford Crossing have been upgraded with new safety systems, including a new fire suppression system, Wayfinder lights and escape signage. Highways Agency Emergency Planner Steve Bush said, “The suite of systems installed are in line with other tunnels on the Trans European Road Network (TERN) across Europe, complying with recommendations made following the Mont Blanc Tunnel disaster in 1999, when 39 people were killed.

The Casualties Union played injured motorists, including a woman in the late stages of pregnancy.

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Unique training opportunity Greg Theophanides, who spent eight months working with Connect Plus on this project, agrees it was a unique training opportunity. He said, “Dartford Tunnel plays a vital role in keeping the county’s road network moving. Fires in tunnels can be the most difficult to deal with and pose unique challenges. It allowed us to work closely with a number of different responding agencies and confirmed that robust emergency plans and procedures are in place and that the agencies’ emergency response plans are very well aligned.”

“The tunnel staff quickly activated the fire suppression system while Highways Agency traffic officers helped teams to evacuate. “Safety is a top priority for the Highways Agency and, while we hope that an incident like this never happens, we want to make sure that we are ready and prepared,” said the Highways Agency’s Steve Bush. He continued, “The new fire suppression system will provide even greater protection for road users, maintenance staff and emergency services should a fire occur, in addition to improved emergency signing and ventilation system. The majority of the improvements were carried out overnight, when traffic flows are lowest, and keeping one tunnel open for northbound traffic minimised disruption.” www.kent.fire-uk.org

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