The Police and maritime Police are also part of the emergency services and the Reach and Rescue pole was recently used by NI police in preparation for G8 sumit 2013.
The long reach pole was extended to 17m with the camera attachment used and they carried out searches on roofs and attics thus saving hundreds of man hours and also protecting the officers from climbing the roofs from any potential hazards. HART teams across the UK are now using Reach and Rescue Poles to assist in their rescues Other Emergency services that use Reach and Rescue range of equipment are:
- Military — to provide specialist services, such as bomb disposal or to supplement emergency services at times of major disaster, civil dispute or high demand.
- Coastguard — Provide coastal patrols with a security function at sea, as well as involvement in search and rescue operations for lives in danger in sea waters
- Lifeboat — Dedicated providers of rescue lifeboat services, usually at sea (such as by the RNLI )
- Mountain Rescue Organisations — to provide search and rescue in mountainous areas, and sometimes in other wilderness environments using Reach and Rescue Wading Poles
- Cave / Mine rescue — to rescue people injured, trapped, or lost during caving explorations using the Reach and Rescue Poles with the carrago snap off line attachment.
- Technical rescue — other types of technical or heavy rescue, but usually specific to a discipline (such as swift water).
- Charity Search and Rescue — Many Charity Search and Rescue are using Reach and Rescue Wading Poles and long reach Rescue poles to assist in their rescue activities
- Emergency management — to provide and coordinate resources during large-scale emergencies Air search providing aerial spotting for the emergency services, such as conducted by the Civil Air Patrol in the US, or Sky Watch in the UK.