JESIP - Our old building sets the scene for national rescue programme

'The St John Bosco Arts College construction site in Liverpool has played a key part in improving the national emergency services in the UK as part of a national Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP)'

Our £18.2m college, set the scene for a large scale ‘live play’ exercise based on a major incident in the Merseyside area.

The incident was based on the mock-up of a bus crashing into the former St John Bosco Arts College, which is being demolished over the next months.

The aim of the programme is to ensure the blue light - police, fire fighters and ambulance services - work effectively together when responding to a major incident. Running for over 14 hours, the exercise involved 1,000 people from the Merseyside Police Service, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service NSH Trust, RAF Search & Rescue, an army Chinook Helicopter, and some of our staff and students!

Anne Pontifex said:

“This was an extremely exciting exercise for our students and staff to be a part of!  As a school community we strongly support the programme’s objective, and we hope our old building was able to enhance their services even further. It was very exciting to watch!”