One year on from the official launch of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) and what will be the foundation for the future of improved interoperability is published – Joint Doctrine: the Interoperability Framework.
The purpose of Joint Doctrine is to provide specific guidance to police, fire and ambulance commanders on the principles for effective joint working at major or complex incidents. It also provides the directors and managers of other responder organisations an understanding of joint police, fire and ambulance operations.
The Joint Doctrine is a key piece of work which provides the foundation for JESIP and informs the remaining programme of work over the next 12 months. Two one day courses have been developed for police, fire and ambulance services who will be jointly training over 18,000 operational and tactical commanders over the next 12 months. The Train the Trainer programme to enable this national training initiative has been running throughout October 2013 and has resulted in a network of over 260 JESIP trainers.
Further training products for other staff and an awareness package for wider Category 1 and 2 responders are in development and will be completed before September 2014.
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