This warden boat is used on Lake Windermere. It look similar to a police boat, being white with blue writing and a blue light bar.
The reverse view of this boat that is seen here undergoing maintenance.
FX58 AVY This is a MEV Hummer HX. It is a scaled down version of a Hummer produced by a company called My Electric Vehicle. It is electric only and is comparable to a golf kart. A client commissioned this design and one of their dealers saw it and ordered another for promotional use.
A look at the front, showing the red and blue flashing light bar and white flashing lights in the grille. The car has a retail price in in excess of £10,000.
Another view of this two-seater electric car that is just 3m long. It has a 60 mile range and a 19 mph top speed.
GX05 OMK This Honda CR-V is used by the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team. The team has been patrolling the cliffs at Beachy Head since 2004, looking for people in distress at this suicide hotspot. They carry our pro-active patrols and respond to sightings. They use search dogs and trained volunteers to provide 24/7 cover.
The rear view of the CR-V showing the eye-catching markings.
A look at the team’s CR-V with amber and red flashing lights showing outside of the HQ.
This fun pedal-powered kart was made by GCSE students at Ringwood School and was to allow Hampshire Police to enter the British Pedal Car Grand Prix in July 2010. It is driven and partially built by PC Keith Waller and follows closely Hampshire’s standard livery. The top speed is 20 mph.
MK08 FYY Oldham Council operates this Mitsubishi Shogun as part of thier First Response Team. It carries a dark brown and yellow battenburg pattern, very similar to Highways Agency Traffic Officers. This is one of six 4×4 response vehicles they operate.
The Mitsubishi being used to reach snow-bound residents around Oldham. Photo courtesy of Oldham Council.
This VW Caddy is used as a bee response unit by an organisation called the Bee Operational Guidance United Society. This newly united society responds to swarms of bees to protect the public and to protect the bees as they are in decline. Manned by two beekeepers, the van is fitted with a personalised registration plate which reads “buzz off”. An appropriate black and yellow colourscheme has been adopted.
The VW is fitted with blue flashing lights after a special dispensation was allowed as the team often travel long distances across the country chasing bees.
The rear view, including one of the crew. Both crew members wear the suits at all times, including when in the vehicle. In the rear is emergency bee equipment including more protective suits, warning signs and honey pots.
In the official press release, chairwoman April Fursed said “Since we were endorsed by the Queen and Sting, we’ve been buzzing. Before getting this van, workers were bumbling along responding on the fly. We’ve now hived together enough funds to take the sting out of buying it.”.
This vehicle was an April Fool!
RF58 TDZ This Fiat Doblo is used by park rangers in the Lambeth borough of London. It is fitted with a floodlight on the roof and a small multi-directional amber flashing light.
Another view of the same Fiat Doblo. It carries police-style battenburg markings and ‘park ranger’ wording written in two different sizes. It carries the council’s logo on the front and rear.
BK56 UZW This is a Ford Ranger XLT Thunder. It is owned and operated by Birmingham’s NEC Group to police the private roads around the National Exhibition Centre. It is decked out in police style battenburg markings and has blue lights fitted.
The rear view of the Ford Ranger. The open back of the double-cabbed truck is useful for transporting cones and barriers.
BU07 FFN This is Iveco truck used by the National Grid as a Mobile Command Unit. The vehicle is used to provide communication an co-ordination during a major power cut.
A second view of the truck. It is deployed to major power outages and is fitted with floodlights and a satellite dish. It has amber flashing lights all round.
This is an ambulance gondola. It is used on the Nevis Mountain Range amongst regular 6-person cable cars that transport people from 300ft to 2150ft in 12 minutes. If a person was injured on the mountainside, this specialist gondola is added to the system and moved to directly above the casualty. From there they can be winched up into it and then transported back down the mountain to safety.
EX54 EHP is a Ford Ranger that is used as an Emergency Response vehicle by Epping Forest District Council’s Emergency Planning Team. The vehicle is based at North Weald Airfield and is equipped with amber beacons, a PA, siren and light mast. It also has a trailer that can be towed to an incident and used to set up a forward control point, with shelter, tables, chairs, a generator, additional lighting etc.
LC54 BHU This is a red Ford Mondeo that is used by Onus Technologies as a demonstration car. It is seen here is police-style, with blue and red flashing lights and a police sign. The red and yellow colour scheme of the car is the same as fire cars. Inset: a close up of the crest on the front doors.