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Signing an MOU
with Keech Hospice
Offroad driving training - learn
to use your vehicle safely
BC4x4R marshalling at
Mud Monsters events
BC4x4R members assisting Fire
Service during Bedfordshire flooding
BC4x4R Land Rover pull
in aid of Sport Relief
Unusual training with BLEVEC volunteers
- bomb disposal robot!
Members marshalling & setting up
at Cancer Research Race For Life
Responder training in safe use of
winches under supervised conditions
Mutual aid to Isle Of Wight festival
- towing cars from muddy carparks
(Photo credit: Astral Media)
BC4x4R & Herts 4x4R jointly
assist at Race For Life
BC4x4R members assisting Fire
Service during Bedfordshire flooding
BC4x4R training
& assessment day
Members marshalling & setting up
at Cancer Research Race For Life
Navigation training
event for members

Joining Us
If youíre interested in joining us as a 4X4 Response volunteer, then email us at contact@bc4x4r.org.

Once we have received your request you will be sent an application document outlining our expectations of you and your vehicle. When you have read through our application document fill in the application form and send it back to us where your application will be reviewed. In the most part this is a formality.

Anyone can join, but as BC 4x4 Response is run by BHCLRC (Beds Herts and Cambs Land Rover Club), all volunteers need to be BHCLRC members. You donít need to own a Land Rover, BHCLRC have a large number of members driving all different makes of 4x4ís. Donít worry if youíre not an experienced "off roader" as training and advice is available via the group. If you donít own a 4x4 vehicle you can join as an associate member supporting the main team, you can even train with the response team and work towards becoming a full member at some stage in the future if you wish.

BC4x4R Capabilities
The Vehicle, Equipment and Driving capabilities that we are looking for from Members is outlined below. Donít worry if you havenít got any or all, we can help you build up your grab bag and capabilities.

Vehicle Capabilities
Associate
Member
Full
Member
Road legal: MOT, Tax, Vehicle condition, etc
Appropriate insurance, including for volunteer response activities
Secure stowage of internal equipment maintained while on call
Yes
Yes
Yes
Must
Have
Vehicle ID: Stickers front and rear (where appropriate)
Fixed rear recovery point: E.g. Correctly fitted towing ball, chassis jate rings
Fixed front recovery point: E.g. Chassis jate rings, steering guard eyes
No
No
No
Should
Have
Passenger seats: with suitable belts in accordance with the law
Towing facilities: Whether these be standard tow ball, pin or NATO hitch
Yes
No
Could
Have
Vehicle protection (Heavy duty bumpers, Steering, Fuel and Diff. Guards,
Tree/Rock Sliders)
Aggressive Tyre patterns
No

No
Would
Like To
Have
 
Driver Capabilities
Associate
Member
Full
Member
On-Road Driving: Considerate to other road users / passengers, within laws
Snow: Awareness of additional care of driving in snow
Self-Safety & recovery: Awareness of your vehicles' safety & recovery ability
Own vehicle emergencies. How to deal with own vehicle emergencies
Navigation: Ability to navigate within the needs of operational requirements
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Must
Have
Uneven Terrain: Ability to drive their vehicle over uneven terrain
Snow: Awareness of additional care of driving in snow
Deep water: Knowledge of wading limits of their vehicle and how to wade
No
No
No
Should
Have
Towing: Awareness of additional hazards and responsibilities on trailer usage
No
Could
Have
Qualifications around driving and/or off-road usage
Any professional qualifications or experience that could be useful in Emergency
situations
No
No

Would
Like To
Have
 
Equipment Capabilities
Associate
Member
Full
Member
Mobile phone with number known by COps.
BC4x4R Identity Card: Kept on display. (Provided to you)
Hi-viz coat and/or hi-viz vest. (Provided to you with a small deposit)
Notebook & pencil
Torch (& spare batteries)
First Aid kit (for personal use; unless trained in first aid)
Fire Extinguisher
Suitable clothing for weather conditions (waterproofs, hat, gloves, etc)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Must
Have
Radio transceiver: CB, PMR or other radio transceiver on compatible freq.
Recovery equipment: Recovery rope & shackles (suitable for vehicle)
OS Maps: Relevant 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey maps for area.
Street Maps: Relevant street maps for area (say 1:10,000). Phillips, AtoZ
Blanket (maybe required for self-recovery or own support)
Toolkit (Basic)
PPE. Any specified Protective Equipment
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Should
Have
Spade/shovel
Axe/saws
Life hammer/release knife
Rag/hand wipes (A pack of wet wipes works for this)
Hi-Lift Jack
No
No
No
No
No
Could
Have
Floatable throw rope
Personal buoyancy aid
Water and Food
Bin bags - for wet or contaminated items
Antibacterial hand wash - important with reference to flu incidents
No
No
No
No
Yes
Would
Like To
Have