The tri-service review of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles
In times of emergency, the emergency services of ambulance, police, and fire and rescue must be able to work together effectively and seamlessly to contain and respond to the crisis, protect the public and save lives. However, reviews following major incidents such as the July 2005 London bombings, the wide-area floods across the UK in 2014, and the shooting of 12 people in Cumbria by Derrick Bird in 2010, all reported gaps and failings in the interoperability between the services.
In January 2015, the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) Ministerial Board commissioned an HMIC-led tri-service review of JESIP across the emergency services. This review examined the extent to which the three services have incorporated the principles of joint working into their preparation for responding to major incidents. The findings of the review are published in this report.