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Global Audience For WASP In Japan

September 10, 2016

INSARAG team leaders have been enjoyed a VIP introduction to the WASP.

Delegates were treated to a presentation and demonstration of the Datum developed Warning Alarm for Stability Protection at the INSARAG Team Leaders meeting in Tokyo.

Datum CEO Rory O’Rourke and WASP Rescue partner Matt Keogh were invited to present the WASP at the INSARAG Team leaders meeting.

The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group includes more than 157 delegates from 57 countries and organisations.

They work in the urban search and rescue field around the world provide emergency response whenever disasters strike.

O’Rourke, said: “It was a hugely prestigious event and an honour to be invited to talk about the WASP.

“Matt was asked to make four 25 minute presentations to delegates after the UK ISAR team recommended the WASP.

“There was a huge amount of interest in the equipment and it is hugely rewarding to think that our monitoring equipment could be used to keep emergency workers safe around the world.”

The INSARAG team leaders meeting brings together the world’s leading Urban Search and Rescue specialists. They combine their expertise, experience and efforts to look to improve the way they react to events such as earthquakes.

INSARAG was established in 1991 following the initiatives of the specialised international Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams who operated together in the Mexican earthquake of 1985 and Armenian earthquake of 1988.

It was decided that rather than individual rescue teams working independently their efforts should be co-ordinated to ensure existing structures were not duplicated.

The WASP team will be officially unveiling the Warning Alarm for Stability Protection at The Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham on September 21 / 22 2016.