Third Response Vehicle

Third Response Vehicle

Welcome to the newest 4 wheeled team member - Echo!

Over the past year the Team have been busy fundraising for a third response vehicle for NNPMRT which will be strategically positioned in Rothbury, closer to the identified incident hot spots. This will enable us to get specialist equipment to a rescue involving injured persons more quickly, reducing response times by on average 30 minutes.

The new vehicle will improve essential services for the rural community, improving access to pre-hospital healthcare particularly for those living, working and engaging in outdoor pursuits in the more remote areas of Northumberland.

Vehicle Details
The new third response vehicle is a Toyota Hilux which was converted by Pickup Systems Limited. It has 4x4 capability, high ground clearance and be suitable to carry the driver plus up to four team members. It also has a secure cargo area for essential technical rescue, medical and casualty care equipment, plus team members’ personal kit.

Equipment to be carried in the third vehicle will match carried in the Teams two existing response vehicles and will include.

  • Medical equipment includes an advanced medical response pack, defibrillator, oxygen, Entonox, vacuum mattress, heavy weight casualty bag.
  • Technical rescue equipment includes a light weight stretcher, climbing ropes, climbing hardware and ground anchors.
  • Additional hill party equipment would include casualty bags, emergency shelters, torches and incident command vests. 

Funding Awarded by the following

LEADER

LEADER 

The Heart of Northumberland Tourism Association

Heart -northumberland

NCC Community Chest Fund

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