Sussex 4×4 Response Provides Assistance To The Emergency Services and Local Authorities In Adverse Weather Conditions.
Welcome to the website of Sussex 4×4 Response.
In 1999, a 4×4 response group was started in Norfolk with the aim of providing support to the local community and to promote 4×4 response across the country. A national 4×4 response organisation was then formed in 2008 to act as an umbrella charity. Since then groups have formed across most of the country. We are all volunteers with our time given freely to support our user groups.
We all have a desire to help our community in times of need, using our 4×4 vehicles to go where other vehicles cannot.
Who Are We & What We Do ?
Sussex 4×4 Response is a registered charity & volunteer organisation that offers various services to Local Authorities, Emergency Services and other Agencies within Sussex.
We work with Sussex Police, East & West Sussex County Councils, NHS Sussex, Sussex Hospices & Raynet to name a few in Sussex.
We have fully trained and insured Response personnel who are members of our charity who officially carry out Response work as requested they have the skills needed for off road/severe weather driving, Search and Rescue, First Aid, navigation and communication skills.
This would be primarily providing Four Wheel Drive transport in times of severe weather (Snow, gales, heavy rain and floods) & Any Other Major Emergencies in Sussex.
This can be to transport essential personnel or supplies to areas that would be hard or impossible to reach in normal vehicles and/or in support of local authorities rest centres.
We work with Sussex Police and other teams in the search for missing persons.
We also Provide mobile marshals for sponsored walks/road closures, & other charity events.
How do we operate in Sussex ?
In times of need we operate alongside county and local councils, Sussex Police & emergency services, Hospitals TCC (Tactical Control Centre) and EPO (Emergency Planning Officers) so operations run smoothly between all agencies involved.
If you were a parish council in need of assistance in an emergency you would normally contact your main ESCC or WSCC council for us to become involved if we had not been instructed to assist in your area already.
We have MOU’s (Memorandum Of Understanding) with most councils in Sussex also with Raynet, NHS, and other local hospitals and with Sussex Police.
On a local level within Sussex during the winter our responders are out carrying out various tasks in the local community under our organisation,
We provide transport to paramedics, nurses and doctors to there relevant places of work or if needed transported the doctors and nurses on there patient rounds.
We also providing many of the local hospitals in the area with assistance transporting staff to and from the hospitals.
As a group we also attend many of the local shows and emergency services open days and also organise social events such as BBQ’s and camping events as well as running training days throughout the year for our Responders.
Sussex 4×4 Response is here to assist you – Build us into your Agencies Emergency Pre-Plan ! Please See Our Contact Us Page.
Finally, if you have any questions please do contact the group either through our forum, via our information telephone number – 07077 079706 – or by email to – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for your interest in the group
Richard Price – Chairman, Sussex 4×4 Response Team.
Registered Charity Number 1155780
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