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Excellent Operational Preparedness 

Plans for 2015 and Beyond

JESIP—National resilience
The Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) aspects of the programme, 

The Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) including ire control and vehicle installation, data preparation, systems 

ended on 30th September 2014. The JESIP transitional period from integration and migration planning, form part of the ongoing activities 

1st October 2014 to March 2015 resulted in a programme report. The whose timescales and funding mechanisms have yet to be agreed 

transition has been divided into a number of key workstreams: Doctrine, by the Home Ofice. The system will potentially be the framework for 

Training, Testing & Exercising and Joint Organisational Learning which FRS communications through to 2030 and beyond. Transition to the 

will shape the legacy of JESIP.
new service is expected to begin late 2016. The transition period for 

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MF&RS) will begin late 2017.

From 1st April 2015, the JESIP legacy will commence and move 

from the Home Ofice to Cabinet Ofice and be supported by the Civil Hazard and risk control training

Contingencies Secretariat. Recommendations from the transition team Hazard and risk control knowledge and understanding will be embedded 

will shape the JESIP legacy and there will continue to be a strategic board within internal incident command input and training aligned to the 

and ministerial oversight of JESIP. Work will continue with emergency guidance contained within the Health, Safety and Welfare Framework.

services and Local Resilience Forums throughout transition and legacy 

arrangements to embed JESIP into business as usual activities.
Command & control / command competence training

In alignment to the Qualiications Credit Framework (QCF), a programme 

A key branding change from 1st October is that JESIP will be known as of informative and assessable exercises will be provided to ensure 

Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles.
incident command in all roles and levels is quality assured. Consistent 

and uniform assessment criteria for training and developmental 

Emergency services mobile communications programme
purposes will be adopted.

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme 

(ESMCP) is a cross-governmental programme to deliver mobile voice Safe person assessments (SPAs)

and data communications to the emergency services based on a review Building on the success of the initial 20 SPAs, we aim to provide additional 

of the anticipated operational demands, technical opportunities and assessments aligned to core training and risk critical activity. These will 

commercial options. The service delivered will be known as Emergency include Gas Tight Suits & Deibrillators. The enhanced level of reports will 

Services Network (ESN).
allow the training teams to analyse performance across the Service and 

react to the needs of the organisation. The software developed in house 

will also offer analysis across all core training courses.


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