Do I get paid? Will it cost me anything?
Our Charity is made up entirely of unpaid volunteers, who give their time and use of their own 4×4 vehicles, to help the emergency services, local authorities and health services in emergency situations, where their normal transport is unable to cope because of the weather or terrain, or their transport resources are depleted due to other concurrent incidents. Members will receive free training in how we operate and what to do when called out, and will be able to claim for any fuel expenditure incurred when deployed. We do ask for a small annual membership fee of £15 per year. This is to cover the equipment issued and administrative costs; We also require a £100 deposit for equipment which is provided for you to use.
Do I need a tooled up truck?
No. Our focus is on the safe and comfortable transportation of key emergency services staff from one location to another in adverse weather conditions. We are not a 4×4 club looking for “mud pluggers”. That said, there is a place for all types of all wheel drive vehicles in a 4×4 Response group. Each vehicle type has it’s uses, as comfort for a passenger on a hard packed snow road is as important for some incidents as the ability to cross a ploughed field would be in others. Having said that, 95% of our callouts are on public roads, if you have a 4×4, whatever it’s make, we have a role for it.
How do I join?
To start the process of joining our group, please email us (email@example.com) to receive and complete our application form. Once completed, a copy will be sent to our Membership Secretary who will invite you to our annually held induction (normally March). This will give you an opportunity to see what we do and ask any further questions you may have about 4×4 Response, what we do and how you can be part of our support to the community.
Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your application to be processed, we are all volunteers after all! If you haven’t had a reply after a couple of weeks, it is possible an email has got lost in a spam trap. Please feel free to get in touch via the contact us form.
If you have any questions that are not answered above, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.