Twelve Years of Service and on to a new life.
The Ford Transit started life with Buxton MRT in 2003 when, following an appeal, the vehicle was donated by Macro Motor Services. It served eight years as a minibus based at Dove Holes with a primary role of transporting team members from the rendezvous point to the nearest access gate on to the moors. In 2011 it took on a new role when it was converted in to a mobile control room with many extras and was stationed at the newly built Buxton Fire Station.
The use of the mobile control room has been such a success that the team decided to renew it this year. The new control vehicle should arrive in May and will have 4 x 4 capability for winter conditions and will be able to accommodate a casualty lying on a stretcher.
Roger Bennett, Operations Secretary, waved goodbye to the old vehicle on Saturday just a couple of hours after the vehicle returned from her last call-out at Grin Low Woods. Her new life will start immediately at Beachley Lifeboat Station.
Photo credit: BMRT. Roger (centre) hands the keys to members of Severn Area Rescue Association.