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.

R242 WRM This is Keswick’s custom-built Ford Transit …

R242 WRM This is Keswick’s custom-built Ford Transit County. It is in the same livery as their Land Rovers, with just as much ground clearance.
The front view, showing the flashing lights and the roof rack.
The rear. The door is hinged at the top so it swings up and out of the way to allow a casualty on a stretcher to be loaded. The injured party is then driven to a waiting ambulance or taken directly to hospital.
The rear three-quarter view of the Transit. The roof rack can be quickly removed by unplugging the electrics and unclipping the metal clamps.
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Combined personnel from Bowland Pennine Mountain …

Combined personnel from Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT) and Rossendale Search and Rescue Team (RSRT) carry a ‘casualty’ to two Land Rover 110s. The BPMRT Land Rover (One Zero) is fitted with homemade detachable cages for all the equipment. They can easily be removed and put into another vehicle enabling a stretcher to be carried.
There is one noticeable difference between RSRT’s vehicle (on the left) and BPMRT’s (on the right) – the grille-mounted blue lights. BPMRT are now fitting these to all their vehicles to aid safe passage when using ‘blues and twos’. It was found that because the Land Rover is higher than most vehicles, when it was close behind a car the car driver was only able to see the grille and was unaware that it was an emergency vehicle. The grilles will also be painted fluorescent yellow.
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