Category Archives: Mines Rescue

The Mines Rescue Service is a 100 year old national organisation that rescues people from mines and other enclosed spaces. Due to the demise of coal mining in recent years, the service have diversified to include training people in first aid and enclosed-space rescue.

YP58 HBF Mines Rescue have this Ford Transit as the ‘first away’ emergency response …

YP58 HBF Mines Rescue have this Ford Transit as the ‘first away’ emergency response vehicle at Kellingley Mine. It is fitted with two blue light bars on the roof as well as repeaters in the front grille.
The front, showing how it would be seen in your rear view mirror. In addition to the blue flashing lights are wig-wag headlights.
The rear, showing the smart livery and high-visibility chevrons.
In the back is an array of equipment including breathing apparatus, stretcher and lighting.
The vehicle on stand-by outside the rescue station.
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T926 JHE This Ford Galaxy is used for emergency …

T926 JHE This Ford Galaxy is used for emergency personnel transportation. It is used when an incident demands additional trained personnel, but not additional rescue equipment. It is not unusual for this vehicle to travel hundreds of miles to assist other mine rescuers. The comfort level and speed far exceeds that of the Ford Transit.
The rear view of the Ford Galaxy. This £24,000 MPV is the V6 ghia model with the 2.8 litre petrol engine producing 174 break horsepower. The light bar is mounted on the roof rails to aid removal when selling the vehicle later. A 51-plate darker blue 2.3 litre Galaxy has also been purchased. It is undecided if this vehicle will be liveried-up or not (not pictured).
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M326 XWF Another Ford Transit based at the Selby …

M326 XWF Another Ford Transit based at the Selby station. This is the Hi-Cube version (high roof line) because it is a personnel carrier. It has two sets of blue lights on the roof. It is quite unusual for an emergency vehicle of this height not to have additional blue repeater lights mounted next to the headlamps. The blue roof lights may not be seen when motorists look in their mirrors.
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