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RSO Managers

>The Resilience and Specialist  Operations (RSO) department is part of the Trust's Support Services Directorate.

The small team of RSO managers operate throughout the South Central region and their main resposibilities are:

  • Engagement with the Local Resilience Fora (LRFs) and other key partners.
  • Education and training of Trust staff and incident commanders 
  • Risk assessing new and emerging hazards and threats and ensuring we're able to respond.
  • Ensuring the Trust has adequate equipment for large or major incidents and that equipment is maintained and ready for immediate use. 
  • Work with out acute trust partners to ensure their CBRN preparedness.
  • Attend complex incidents as Tactical Advisors and other specialised roles .
  • Work with organisors of large public events to ensure adequate medical cover and therefore a safe event.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the two air ambulances
  • Work with departments within the Trust to ensure they have adequate business continuity arrangements.
  • Support our police and fire & rescue partners when they carry out their specialist roles.

As well as the specialist RSO manager role the Team are all either state registered paramedics or first responders who can respond to 999 calls when needed.

The world of resilience and specialist operations is always changing and so RSO managers need to maintain a high standard of expertise in a wide range of subjects:

  • Radiation  protection
  • Risk, crisis and disaster management
  • Management of flooding incidents
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Hazardous materials
  • Management of incidents that occur at height.
  • Incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) materials 
  • Terrorism
  • Command and control
  • Emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR)
  • Health emergency planning
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