10 Sep UKESS Origins
UK Emergency Support Services is a registered ‘Not for Profit’ organisation with wholly charitable purposes. The organisation is headed up by the founder and Managing Director Mark Hills and has been in development since February 2017, officially launching in June 2018.
Mark decided to bring people together in order to help others within their communities because of the ever-growing threats of terror, crime and disasters that face communities in the UK. In the early stages of planning, the organisation looked much different to what it has grown into; this is because in the initial months of planning, the UK faced several major, high impact incidents including the Manchester Bombings, the Westminster Attacks and the Grenfell Tower Fire. These events changed the direction of the orgainsation as the realisation that people wanted to help others during such events, meant that there was a need for coordination and training to maximise volunteers efforts.
The organisation has been set up with its principle aim to provide reliable and effective practical aid and support to Front Line Emergency Services, Local Authorities and Communities during Public and National Emergencies, Major Incidents, Severe Weather Incidents and National Crisis. The Organisation also aims to aid in public education of safety and first aid campaign.
In addition to its principle aim, UK Emergency Support Services provide Training services (such as First Aid, Safeguarding and Conflict Management), Event and Medical Services, Community Education and Welfare Services
The vision of UK Emergency Support Services is to have Response Teams based across the country, able to deploy a fully equipped response team to developing situations, anywhere in the UK, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
UK Emergency Support Services members are drawn from all walks of life who have a wide range of backgrounds and skillsets with a common attribute shared by every one of them; the desire, passion and resolve to help victims of disasters and major incidents in the UK.
UK Emergency Support Services continue to welcome new application to volunteer with them and join their family, they offer roles within the following teams:
- Emergency Response Team
- Medical Team
- Welfare Team
- Education Team
- Fundraising Team
- Administrations Team
- Events Team
If you are interested in applying for one of the roles and starting your volunteering journey, please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org You will then be sent an application pack to start your volunteering journey.