Last week we exhibited at the ninth Emergency Services Show at the NEC Birmingham. If you didn't get chance to attend, here’s a few highlights on what took place.
We had a fantastic few days at the Emergency Services Show, the UK’s leading annual exhibition for emergency services professionals and the wider public safety community.
As always, we enjoyed the opportunity to meet with key suppliers, existing and new customers, see innovations, and learn about ways that YPO can help police, fire and ambulance authorities achieve savings in procurement.
The key themes of the event included collaboration, innovation and training. The show detailed how back office functions across the sector can be aligned to achieve cost and time savings, something that David Cameron recently discussed in his key note speech in advance of the Spending Review.
Our range of frameworks supports the aim of collaborative procurement, achieving cost savings on common goods and services through bulk buying for public authorities. This includes a range of bespoke emergency services frameworks, which we showcased this year with a particular focus on fire appliances and our upcoming specialist vehicles framework for the public sector.
The new framework, which will be available shortly, provides a new route to market for the emergency services. It is designed to provide buyers with a streamlined fully compliant route for vehicle procurement, whilst saving customers time and money.
Under the new agreement, buyers will be able to procure a wide range of vehicles, including fire and rescue pumping appliance, aerial appliance, special appliance and ambulance service vehicles.
Next year will see the show’s tenth anniversary, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. We look forward to seeing you there again.
If you would like further information on any of our emergency services frameworks please email [email protected].
YPO Category Managers, David Nichols and Helen Wardman took the opportunity to test out an aerial appliance that can extend to 140 feet - the highest in the UK - demonstrated at the Emergency Services Show by Surrey Fire and Rescue.