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The Ambulance Service response to...
A MAJOR
INCIDENT
The States of
Jersey Ambulance
Service, which is the
emergency arm of Health &
Social Services, has 70
members of staff. That incident
includes 26 Paramedics vehicles and
and 9 Ambulance a decontamination
Technicians. The remaining trailer.
staff are the Senior
Management Team, which Effective staff training is of
includes an Acting Chief course enormously
Officer, 4 Station Officers, important and like many
Training Manager, Fleet & Ambulance Trusts in the the Service
Technical Services UK, the Jersey Service has this can be
Manager and Combined introduced MIMMS (Major defined as any
Control Centre Manager: Incident Medical incident where the
they are supported by 2 Management and Support) location, number, severity
Administration Support courses and follow their or type of live casualties
Officers. The remaining principles at the scene of a requires 'extraordinary'
staff work in the Combined major incident. The MIMMS resources. In Jersey, this
Control Centre and Patient course is internationally usually means any incident
byJASON HAMON Transport Services.
recognised by all involving four or more
Station Officer
ambulance services in the casualties.
States of Jersey Ambulance Service
The service uses seven UK and across the world as
emergency ambulances, well as by the military. Responding to an incident
one 4x4 ambulance, three So what is a major all comes down to planning
response cars, two major incident? Well, according to and the Service has robust

Risk can never
be eliminated but
it is possible to
plan for its
consequences.

Communication is the key to growth
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