A bit of everything! It’s hard to pin 4×4 Response down to just a few duties, so in summary our mandate is:
To preserve and protect human life and property, in particular but not exclusively, by providing equipment, vehicles and other resources to offer support in adverse conditions.
Some days we can be transporting critical NHS staff or critical supplies in the snow, or maybe helping transport fire fighters to coastal flooding areas. Other days you might find us in the thick of the forest keeping an eye on charity fundraisers to make sure they are safe, or patrolling an event with a paramedic in the passenger seat, ready to respond to any emergency.
More commonly you will see us providing assistance to Lowland Search and Rescue by transporting search teams or dog teams.
When things go wrong you may also find us in the middle of a muddy field helping to recover vehicles after a heavy downpour during a summer fete.