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WASP Unveiled at Emergency Services Show

September 29, 2016

The Datum developed WASP has been unveiled at The Emergency Services Show.

The Warning Alarm for Stability Protection was finally revealed to the public after more than three years of development and trials.

Even though the WASP is already being used by firefighters across the UK and around the world The Emergency Services Show was selected for the official launch.


Datum CEO Rory O’Rourke, said: “It was a very proud moment for the team as it has been a long journey but the result is a fantastic product which could save lives.

“The Warning Alarm for Stability Protection is a genuine first, an innovative highly portable monitoring device which protects emergency service personnel and members of the public.

“We are very proud of the feedback so far and the Emergency Services Show was a terrific opportunity to test reaction from other sections of the blue light industry.”


Datum CEO O’Rourke personally spearheaded the project alongside Greater Manchester Firefighter Matt Keogh, who first had the idea for a monitoring device.

The WASP team created a spectacular display for The Emergency Services Show and included a collapsed scaffolding example, trench rescue, ladder and shoring display.

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s most prestigious show for the emergency services. More than 6,500 visitors were expected over the two days at the NEC in Birmingham.

Even ahead of the official launch the WASP is already being used by a number of brigades across the UK, by the UK ISAR team, in Singapore, Germany and in the USA.

To learn more about the WASP click this link to visit the website.

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