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Recovery Tow Show | March 20, 2018

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Fire and Rescue at this year’s Tow Show

Fire and Rescue at this year’s Tow Show
James Baylis

Fire and Rescue Services have confirmed they will be exhibiting at this year’s Tow Show. They have signed up to the Show because of their commitment to the recovery industry in view of the success of the Staffordshire Heavy Rescue Partnership trial which has been seen as a massive success.

Julian Hilditch, National Resilience Adviser to the Fire Resilience and Emergencies Directorate, is to speak at the Business Seminar on the Wednesday prior to the show (Wednesday 10 September) which will be looking at the role of the recovery industry in supporting the Fire and Rescue Service. Because of the success of the Staffordshire initiative there seems to be a willingness to explore how the partnership can step up to the next level and although up to now the recovery industry has not been paid for work done on the scheme there seems to be a willingness on both parties to put the partnership on a more financially viable setting.

Rob Flello is chairman of the Heavy Rescue Partnership Trust and he has been working very hard over the past couple of years to take the ‘Partnership’ to the next level.

The Fire and Rescue Services will be looking to exhibit some of their equipment and expertise at this year’s Show and that will prove interesting for visitors. Most of the space for this year’s Show has now been snapped up and Paul Gregory, Show Director told Professional Recovery magazine: “We have just a couple of small spaces left to sell but we expect these to be snapped up before the Show. “I have been delighted with the uptake and I am sure visitors will be impressed with the calibre of exhibitors this year.

We have been able to retain a fair amount of our GarageExpo exhibitors such as Hickleys and Eclipse who both supply a varied amount of equipment and diagnostic tools. “We also have the MVDA (Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association) in Hall 2 and many of the work providers dotted around the two halls, so we feel we have a better balance of exhibitors at this year’s show for many years.” Limited space is still available and anyone interested should contact Paul Gregory as soon as possible. He can be contacted on 07971 171119 or by email on: