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Latest Incident:
13/08/19
 

TWSMRT operates three purpose built vehicles.

The Control vehicle (known as Alpha) which is based at our Durham depot arrived in November 2017. This is a quality built and professionally designed vehicle that will take the Team into the future. The base vehicle is an Iveco Daily High roof & long wheel base, 6 speed Gear Box with an Euro 6 engine 3L cubic capacity & 180 HP, has a gross weight of 5200kgs and a pay load of 1256kgs which excludes any equipment & driver or passengers, this means that drivers need a C1 driving Licence.

The control vehicle can carry 7 people including the driver has ability to transport a mountain resuce stetcher but has a similar internal layout to a regular ambulance. The vehicle has been fitted with Diff lock, traction control, snow socks (to give that bit extra traction when needed), team radios, sat nav, back up camera, reversing sensors, tow bar, onboard marine ultra quite generator (decibel level is only 66.9 dB), Clarks self erecting 9 meter mast (that does not need guide ropes - just press one button and up it goes), 2 onboard computers that can receive information at any time of the day, information can then be displayed on either of the 3 number 32" screens which are situated in a temperature controlled area so our Search Managers or Casualties are keep nice and worm. This vehicle is also fitted with two awnings, one that shelters the rear so when Team Members are having a cupper they are out of the elements.

Off Road vehicles are designed to give us a good off road capability no matter what the weather throws at us, they can carry up to 4 team members plus the driver and all equipment that we need for a search or a rescue both have the ability to be quickly configured to carry a casualty on a full length stretcher for transporting either to hospital or to a location to hand over to a NHS ambulance or Helicopter.

Mobile 1 is based at our Barnard Castle depot (purchased in March 2019) it was designed by us to meet an ever changing roll is a Isuzu D Max 4x4 pick fitted with a rear canopy, Warn winch, tow bar, transmission guards, emergency lighting, sat nav, blue tooth radio mic, front & side spot light bars, internal racking system. The vehicle can carry 5 team members and transport a causality off the fells

Mobile 2 is based at our Durham depot (Purchased in July 2014) and was designed by Lake Landrovers is based on a long wheel base Land Rover Defender 4x4. The vehicle has a 3500 gross weight, Warn winch, full internal/external roll cage, emergency lighting, sat nav, heavy duty steering & diff guards, snorkel and tow bar. It also features a removable rear seat and collapsible cage to enable a stretcher to be loaded and secured with an attending medic.

It's taken the team just over 15 years to save for our latest vehicle Mobile 1, to ensure the team received a vehicle that would enable us to facilitate any call out and working in the demanding conditions we some time have to work in. We invested some considerable time and effort to make sure we obtained a quality vehicle within a tight budget we had to work in.

 

SEARCH AND RESCUE THROUGHOUT COUNTY DURHAM

CHARITY REG NO: 508877