New Rescue Vehicle for England’s Cave Rescue Organization
This week, the England’s Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) took possession of their spiffy new rescue vehicle, CRO3.
The customized Land Rover Defender 130 will be used as an off-road ambulance and personnel carrier for incidents within the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.
Upgraded by Crake International, part of Lakeland Land Rover, CRO3 has improved stretcher carrying capability and casualty care, additional forward facing seats, an external roll cage, state of the art LED exterior lighting and a snorkel to increase its capabilities during a flood.
The CRO, with no direct funding from government, will be placing its old Land Rover on eBay as a way to help pay for the new vehicle. In addition, they will be holding the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this November to help raise funds.
This years event takes place on the November 12th, 2011 which means there will be limited daylight and the onset of winter conditions, creating a very special challenge.
Last year’s event, held on a rainy August day, managed to raise an amazing £3,000 (~4,888 USD) for the team.
New Rescue Vehicle for the Cave Rescue Organization [Cave Rescue Organisation Press Release]