WASP Rescue is a company created by former Greater Manchester firefighter Matt Keogh.
Matt, a proud member of the UK International Search and Rescue teams has attended man-made and natural disasters around the world.
It was following a seven-hour rescue of a young boy, buried beneath rubble following the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, India, that he set about trying to locate a device that would protect his colleagues.
With nothing seemingly available Matt teamed up businessman Rory O’Rourke and The Datum Group to creating the WASP, or Warning Alarm for Stability Protection.
The WASP is a highly portable monitoring device which detects movement from 0.1 ° to 2.6° and / or vibration from 0.5hz to 100hz and can be quickly attached to any surface in any position.
Onside PR was tasked with taking the WASP concept to market.
Using our expertise and unrivalled contacts Onside PR created the branding and marketing collateral for WASP Rescue.
This included the creation of a visually appealing brand, a new website, stunning photography, videos, brochures, stat sheets, exhibition banners, pop-ups and branded merchandise.
Having organised a successful launch and attracted substantial media attention, Onside PR maintained responsibility for all WASP marketing activity, including website, social media management and external events.
Within 18 months the WASP is being used in 17 countries around the world with 12 other countries expected to take delivery in 2019.
Firefighters in the USA, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany and across the UK are working with the WASP on a daily basis.
The has been deployed at a number of major incidents including Grenfell Tower, the discovery of a WW2 bomb in Birmingham, the rescue of a factory worker buried under tonnes of cheese and in landslides in Hong Kong and Scotland.
In 2019 WASP Rescue was crowned joint winners in ‘New To Export’ category at the Northern Powerhouse Awards 2019.
WASP – How The Warning Alarm For Stability Protection Works
WASP – An Overview
WASP – Emergency Services Show 2017
WASP – Four Years on From Launch