JESIP the Programme
Initially JESIP was a two year programme (Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme) which ran from 2012-2014. It was primarily about improving the way the Police, Fire & Rescue and Ambulance services work together when responding to major multi-agency incidents.
What JESIP produced was much needed practical guidance to help improve multi-agency response. The Joint Doctrine: the interoperability framework sets out a standard approach to multi-agency working, along with training and awareness products for organisations to train their staff.
Whilst the initial focus was on improving the response to major incidents, JESIP is scalable. The five joint working principles and models can be applied to any type of multi-agency incident and in fact could be utilised in a multitude of environments where organisations need to work together more effectively.
The programme initiated the largest and most successful joint training initiative across the emergency services. Now JESIP is about all services integrating the JESIP ways of working and models into all policies, procedures until staff use JESIP as a matter of course.