A two-year programme aiming to improve the ways that police, fire and ambulance services work together at major and complex incidents.
The Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) has been established to address the recommendations and findings from a number of major incident reports.
JESIP commissioned the College of Policing, in collaboration with the National Ambulance Resilience Unit and the Fire Service College, to develop the joint emergency services interoperability training. The interoperability training is aligned to the JESIP Joint Doctrine and is targeted at the operational and tactical commanders from the tri-services and what they will do on the scene during the initial stages of a major or complex incident.
Chief Officers from 105 police, fire and ambulance services have received a licence to co deliver this course to tri-service personnel only, and "Train the trainer" workshops have taken place across the services so that approximately 300 trainers are now licensed to deliver the training at local level.
The interoperability training is being delivered jointly by police, fire and ambulance trainers to delegates from all three services.
Training for commanders from all three services is taking place across the country between January and September 2014. These courses are:
Work is ongoing to ensure that the interoperability training is embedded throughout appropriate learning programmes across the services, and that training exercises are planned and undertaken.
Further training will be delivered to frontline officers and appropriate support staff, such as Control Room staff, so that the emergency services better understand each other's expertise and ways of working and can improve how they jointly deal with an emergency.
For queries about JESIP, contact Jesip@homeoffice.x.gsi.gov.uk.