Category Archives: Nuclear Response

Vehicles that are used for Ministry of Defence nuclear emergencies are classed as emergency vehicles and are permitted to use blue flashing lights. These vehicles form part of the Naval Emergency Monitoring Organisation (NEMO). For all defence nuclear material accidents and incidents the MoD is the lead government department and will establish a MoD HQ Nuclear Accident Response Organisation (NARO) from which the NEMO is tasked to provide rapid and effective monitoring advice in the event of an incident.

BV60 AOG This 2011 Ford Transit is used as a nuclear response vehicle…

BV60 AOG This 2011 Ford Transit is used as a nuclear response vehicle. It carries the simple livery of a single blue stripe and no writing on the bodywork.
The rear view of this fairly nondescript vehicle.
A look into the rear of the long-wheelbase Transit.
In the middle portion of the van is this office area.
A look at the cab of the Transit. Additional communication equipment can be seen, along with switches for the external lighting.
On the front bumper is a holder for a monitoring device, known as an x-ray probe, which hangs here when deployed and sits just a few inches off the ground.
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SG05 AHU is a Scottish-registered Ford Transit. It has …

SG05 AHU is a Scottish-registered Ford Transit. It has a simple blue reflective stripe up both sides and across the back. It is fitted with blue and amber flashing lights and is operated by the Naval Emergency Monitoring Team (North), part of the MoD.
The rear view of the same Ford Transit. The vehicles carry no writing on them as the term ‘Naval Accident Monitoring Team’ may cause concern to the public. This type of vehicle is capable of monitoring for radioactive materials or acting as a command and control headquarters.
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L711 HNV is a rugged Land Rover Defender. It has …

L711 HNV is a rugged Land Rover Defender. It has the same blue stripe livery as the Transit above, but only has a blue light bar on the roof. Notice the grilles over the headlight clusters and spade mounted on the bonnet.
Inside the back of the Land Rover is an array of equipment that is used for checking the safety of radioactive items and investigating accidents.
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N202 HFW is a Ford Iveco truck that is used as a prime …

N202 HFW is a Ford Iveco truck that is used as a prime mover for the emergency monitoring headquarters. It has the same blue stripes but no blue lights in this instance. You can see that a small tent has been erected alongside the vehicle which is used for command, control and analysis. Notice also that there is a black plate on the front grille where a hazard warning plate can be mounted.
An example of a Radioactive Hazard Warning Plate. If the vehicle is involved in a road accident then this plate can alert people to the fact that there may be additional danger.
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