North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
The photos also show what it looked like in its previous life as a police response car. This Astra was being retired from front-line duties with North Yorkshire Police in 2019. Instead of sending it to auction as normal, the workshops converted it into a first responder car to give it a new lease of life. This arrangement was facilitated by NYP and NYFRS sharing workshop facilities.
When the vehicle entered service with NYFRS in summer 2019 it was initially used for transport duties before being properly used as a first responder car.
A sister vehicle is YJ12 BDZ which is exactly the same; an ex-police vehicle converted to a first responder.
South Central Ambulance Service
Used for first responder work in Cheshire. Notice the bespoke crest.
East Midlands Ambulance Service
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Part of the West Leicestershire Community First Responder Group
London Ambulance Service
1 of 5 such vehicles for use by the Volunteer Responder Group. It is Emergency Responder Vehicle ER82 and was paid for by the London Freemasons.
VA02 YBN West Midlands Ambulance Service Honda Accord
DU05 PVP West Midlands Ambulance Service Vauxhall Vectra First Responder car supported by Reddich Lions Club
BK63 UBU, BF14 JWC FastAid Fiat Pandas. These response cars are both four wheel drive and have 875cc Twin Air engines. The cars are loaned to the team by Guest Motors.
FastAid’s cycle response unit