Cave Rescue Organisation
The line up of vehicles used in Autumn 2019 at the base in the Yorkshire Dales
FJ05 EPP This Iveco Daily is operated by the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation. The organisation provides underground rescue support to police forces in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
The rear view of the vehicle showing the equipment storage area. The vehicle is based at DCRO’s main base to the rear of Buxton Fire Station.
S263 LUB, W807 FEC and L402 LNW Left to right are CRO3, CRO2 and CRO1. These three Land Rovers show the line-up of blue-light response vehicles at the CRO’s Clapham base in January 2006. The organisation assists with cave rescues, mountain rescues, search and rescues and other similar tasks. They are called out by the police or ambulance service.
A closer look at the front of the Land Rover CRO2. Large bold wording is used on the front grille, roofrack and sides to show the use of the vehicle. A full blue light bar and alternately flashing headlights indicate when the vehicle is being used to respond to an emergency. These are complemented by a blue rotating beacon on the rear.
The rear view. The red ramps on the roofrack are for placing under the wheels on difficult terrain. However, the Land Rover can already cope very well with almost any obstacle to get equipment and people to a remote location.