4×4 Response Volunteers

Posted on: February 24, 2013

Become a 4×4 Vehicle Volunteer and help your local community and emergency services!

The UK has seen a serious change in weather conditions over the last couple of years especially over the last 6 months. Because of this our local authorities, local communities and emergency services are often pushed to their limits and often fall back on 4×4 response groups to give a helping hand.

If you want to get involved in one of the groups then the 4×4 Response UK website is an ideal place to start. From here you can look for groups in your area that you can join or get advice on how to start your own if there isn’t one already. If you do plan to start your own response group they do warn that you should never underestimate the amount of responsibility and time this may take or involve.

A common misconception is that you are required to have a Land Rover to be a part of one of these groups. In reality a lot of the regions will accept owners of; Shoguns, Land Cruisers, Fronteras, Delicias, Mavericks, Terranos and even vehicles as varied as Kia Sorrentos, Nissans Quashqais, Audi All Road and Subaru Imprezas. Basically if you have a car that might be able to help out in severe weather conditions, offer assistance in rural areas or aid emergency services with critical staff transfers then you will be needed. 4×4 Volunteers will often be required to complete a course of training but that will also depend on the groups in your area. Even if you don’t have a 4×4 the groups are always looking for support volunteers as well.

Being a 4×4 response volunteer is very rewarding and provides a crucial support to our emergency services and local communities. If you work full time that’s not a problem either as a lot of members for each region work part time, shift work or are retired so cover is always on hand.

To find out more information and see if you want to become a 4×4 Response Vehicle member visit their website. Thanks to 4×4 response for the image. 

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