Fitted with a snorkel for wading through deep water while maintaining air into the engine
Surrey Search and Rescue
Volvo V70 Authorities-spec D4 AWD
Used for lowland rescue work. New in 2017, it will allow volunteers to respond to incidents quicker. The First Response Vehicle carries a 4G-enabled rugged laptop with digital mapping & battery powered printer. This allows the coordination of search teams before the larger command vehicle arrives on scene. An advanced medical kit with oxygen, trauma kit and defibrillator is also carried to support the emergency services during times of flooding, bad weather or power cuts. The vehicle also carries a drone. Duty Responders will have the vehicle with them at all times to further reduce turnout times.
Channel Islands Air Search
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
This aircraft is a temporary replacement for the damaged Islander G-CIAS. A permanent replacement is due in Summer/Autumn 2017. The original aircraft was damaged beyond repair in an emergency landing due to engine problems in November 2013. The yellow rear wing was salvaged and attached to this temporary replacement. Only basic SAR equipment is fitted to this Islander, with a lot more emphasis on looking out of the windows rather than at screens.
Tweed Valley MRT
Incident Control Unit. New in December 2016, the vehicle has been custom built for the team. Inside is a briefing area, tv/monitor screen, 3 workstations and a printer. The vehicle has two VHF radios as well as a duel SIM Card router to create a permanent WiFi hotspot within the vehicle. Mounted in the vehicle is a 10m electronic mast will caries the VHF aerial. In the rear is a welfare area for MRT personnel which include a hot water boiler, hand wash station and microwave.