katypriestlyA record number of visitors had the chance to find out about the benefits of being a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers at last month's Emergency Services Show [22-23 November].

Alongside the other 400 exhibitors, this year's Show also featured a number of additional attractions including: CPD workshops from the College of Paramedics; a CBRN Decontamination Workshop; a recovery demonstration from the Road Haulage Association; and the inaugural JESIP National Interoperability Summit 2012.

Despite extreme weather conditions forcing the IFE team to evacuate their stand on day 2, editor of the IFE's magazine International Fire Professional, Andrew Lynch found the event both enjoyable and useful.

"This was the first year that we have brought IFP to the Emergency Services Show alongside our other products FIRE & Policing Today," he said. "There was a huge amount of interest in the magazine, not only from those in the fire sector but also other emergency services personnel with a technical engineering background.

"We also received a lot of positive feedback from IFE members who were at the event. It was a great way to round off our first year working with the Institution and we're looking forward to continuing to develop that collaboration in 2013 and beyond."

Above left: IFE’s Fire Risk Register Coordinator Katy Priestley on the IFE stand at the Emergency Services Show 2012