Leading the way on resilience training


EEAST is leading the way in a Home Office initiative which will see emergency teams at the heart of major incidents work better together.

As part of the Government’s first-ever joint emergency services interoperability programme (JESIP) EEAST is heading up the training for all three emergency services in the region’s six counties.

As well as this, Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh represents all ambulance services on the JESIP Board chaired by Home Secretary Theresa May.

The programme is a national two-year drive to train police, fire and ambulance staff to lead a more co-ordinated and efficient response to major incidents. It means EEAST will train almost 600 operational staff in Bedfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire, supported by key police and fire service colleagues.

26% of staff registered for this training have completed their operational or tactical commander course, which are held three days a week in all six of the counties that EEAST covers.

Watch a video of the course below.


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