Category Archives: Mountain Rescue

The mountain rescue services use 4×4 vehicles to get to difficult to reach places. Their work includes rescuing casualties and find missing people.

SM66 KJV Tweed Valley MRT Mercedes Sprinter

SM66 KJV
Tweed Valley MRT
Mercedes Sprinter
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.

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YN15 GSZ Buxton MRT Ford Transit Mobile Incident Control and

YN15 GSZ
Buxton MRT
Ford Transit
Mobile Incident Control and Response vehicle. This is 4×4 Transit with mini office in the rear. It can carry a casualty if required and is based at Buxton fire station. In addition to the comms equipment, it has mapping facilities, voice recorders, incident response equipment, hot drinks and food. It cost £53,000 when it entered service in August 2015 and this was met entirely from donations.

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WX53 PVE This Mountain Rescue ambulance carries wording down the sides stating …

WX53 PVE This Mountain Rescue ambulance carries wording down the sides stating ‘working with Avon and Somerset Constabulary’. It carries blue flashing lights but no roof-mounted light bar.
The rear view shows how the car has all bases covered with wording including: police, ambulance, mountain rescue, rescue, cliff rescue and search and rescue.
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