Highland 4x4 Response Group is a charitable volunteer organisation specialising in logistical support to category 1 and 2 responders.
Trained responders with equipped 4x4 vehicles are available to assist in times of bad weather, major incidents and times of crisis.
Under our Memorandum of Understandings with Police Scotland and NHS Highland we can assist in the transportation of personnel, delivery of supplies to remote areas and provide assistance where the use of a 4x4 is necessary due to terrain, weather or logistical need.
We have responders throughout Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty, Inverness-shire and Nairn, covering the 11000 sq miles of The Highland Council area. All of our responders are trained and equipped to deal with a multitude of scenarios such as self-recovery techniques, use of 4x4 controls, driving in snow and floods and navigation.
In addition to providing support to the emergency services we also utilise our skills and resources to help at a number of charitable events throughout the region and attend several annual events and county shows to promote the group.
We are always looking for new volunteers whether you be a 4x4 driver looking to join our team of responders or as an associate member helping fundraise, assisting on training days or helping the group break new ground. If you are motivated, community minded, outgoing and willing to give up your time to help others then please use the contact page on this site to get in touch.
Highland 4x4 Response aims to provide a highly professional, well trained team of responders that is trusted by our user bodies and be able to assist them in a multitude of scenarios owing to our capabilities and experience.
Highland 4x4 Response Group feels it is important to ensure our responders are highly trained in both on and off road driving. We are investing in getting our drivers up to LANTRA and IAM standard and have an in-house training programme which involves a minimum on 6 training days annually. Our responders are vetted by Police Scotland, trained in personal first aid and are required to complete a vulnerable person protection course.