Countdown begins to the ESS

Published:  02 July, 2018

PREVIEW: The Emergency Services Show, 19-20 September – what’s on?

Visitors to the two-day event will be treated to a number extrication, first aid and trauma challenges hosted by West Midlands Fire Service and judged by the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation. A number of free CPD-accredited seminars covering PPE, research and development, innovations and health and safety will also take place.

Rosenbauer, Angloco, Emergency One and Volvo Trucks are amongst the 450 companies exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham and displaying the latest in fire appliances, technology and ancillary equipment. A number of global suppliers of PPE and technical clothing will also be on hand to discuss the technical requirements of industrial and municipal brigades, including Armadillo Merino, Bristol Uniforms, Respirex and Safety Components. Specialist Gore will be showcasing its full range of high-performance fabrics offering top-to-toe durable, breathable, waterproof protection for firefighters, such as the Gore-Tex moisture barrier with Crosstech product technology and the new Parallon system.

Training will again be a focal point for the event and equipment providers include Crofton Engineering, which designs, makes and installs fire training facilities, as well as Lyon Equipment, which provides training in rescue at height. Suppliers of simulation aids and training mannequins include Ruth Lee, Bariquins and Simulaids.

The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network. Entry to the exhibition and seminars is free, as is parking. To register visit

  • Operation Florian

Sign up: eMagazine & eNewsletter

The latest issues in your inbox.

Company Profiles

Renka´s Fire Engine No. 1

Firefighting, fast, safe, everywhere. Michael Renka GmbH, based in Germany, is a manufacturer of firefighting vehicles, pumps and rescue equipment.

Waterax - We move water

Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world, WATERAX sets the industry standard by developing innovative, portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment designed to withstand demanding applications and rugged environments.

Big Water Flow for Industrial and Municipal Firefighting Applications

Protecting the lives of the public and firefighters while limiting the structural damage caused in large scale fires is our primary mission

We are committed to improving lives and doing business in the right way

We have a unique mix of capability and culture that we refer to as 3M Science and we strive to develop products that improve people’s daily lives in a multitude of ways.

HazSim - Bringing situational HazMat training to life

HazSim, LLC provides innovative simulation training to ensure your team works safely and effectively. HazSim Pro simulation equipment is in use by hundreds of fire departments, training schools, industrial fire teams, and private trainers across the US, Canada and further afield as well as the US Army.

The ultimate in innovation, quality and service

For 60 years Lehavot has been delivering the world’s most advanced fire detection and suppression automatic systems

Advancing rescue technology

The specialist supplier of quality PPE and Rescue Equipment to Emergency Services.

Revolutionizing fire fighting foam technology

The one-stop resource for fire fighting foam concentrates and custom-designed foam suppression systems hardware.

Trust the best, let us be your foam solution

AUXQUIMIA is a Spanish company whose main activity is the design, manufacture and commercialization of firefighting foam concentrates.

Williams Fire & Hazard Control offers a full line of specialized fire response equipment for oil and gas platforms

From storage tanks and pipeline emergencies to offshore platforms and vessels at sea, Williams' response personnel and specialized equipment quickly address adverse fire emergencies.

The leader in truck-mounted hydraulic platforms

Our mission is to provide the best and the safest solution to professionals that work at height.

If you want quality, you want Zico

Since its inception Ziamatic Corp has provided the men and women of the fire service with products designed to make their jobs safer and easier.

The independent alternative

Dafo Fomtec AB is a privately owned company with head office in Stockholm Sweden and manufacturing in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.