Foreword from South East Water:
Our judging panel made up of six members of staff from across the business all with an interest in fundraising, helped decide which organisations South East Water would support this year.
Sussex 4×4 Response was delighted to have been considered and awarded a donation as part of South East Water’s Community Chest Fund.
This donation enables the charity to purchase a number of radios to improve communications between our responders when deployed on incidents.
These radios are intended to be used at events and on large operations where quick and reliable communications with all of the volunteers involved is essential and will allow re-positioning of people and equipment more efficiently. An example of this may be the need to get one of our defibrillators to someone that needs it much quicker helping to increase the chances of recovery.
Our growing number of trained responders and improved equipment enables the team to expand our user groups (which currently include the Emergency Services, Local Councils and local NHS trusts) to include utility companies like South East Water allowing us to provide greater assistance during incidents and adverse weather conditions.
Ian MacDonald, Trustee and Operations Team Member said
“Communications on the ground are so important in a fast moving incident situation and the new kit will enable the team to be even more effective.
Also we would like to acknowledge the hard work of one Responder in securing this donation”
Anybody with a 4×4 who is keen to help the communities of Sussex in times of need should visit www.sussex4x4response.org.uk and consider joining the team, comprehensive training will be provided enabling progression to become a fully active responder.