Three of the newly licensed amateurs were part of another organisation called Wessex 4×4 Response who are a registered charity providing 4×4 Response support within the areas covered by the Police Forces of Avon & Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.
They are a team of volunteers prepared to use their own vehicles and give up their time to provide logistic assistance to Category one and two responders (as defined in the Civil Contingencies Act) and other Voluntary agencies, normally via the Local Resilience forums.
They provide reliable transport in times of severe weather (snow, gales, heavy rain & floods), and other major emergencies. This can be to transport essential personnel or supplies to areas that would be hard or impossible to reach in normal vehicles.
They felt that amateur radio is an important technology that they could use to help with the service they provide.
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