Attendances, Photos & News Reports

Key: Operations Stand-By Exercises Support & Other
2014  
1 Mar Callout: Assisting DorSAR with the search for a Missing Person.report
28 Jan - Onwards Callout: Assisting with the Major Incident caused by flooding on the Somerset Levels.report
   
2013  
25 Dec Callout: Assisting with Evacuating People from Caravan Parksreport Press Release
14 Sep Support: Not the Midnight Beach Walk in Weston-Super-Mare.
7-8 Sep Support & Exhibiting at Dorset County Show in Dorchester.
7-8 Sep Exhibiting at Emergency Services Show in Hullavington.report Emergency Services Show Website
01 Sep Exhibiting at Lynch Plant Show & Open Day in Bridgewater.
17 Aug Exhibiting at Emergency Services Day WSM in Weston-Super-mare.
01 Aug Exhibiting at Steam Faye & Vintage Vehicle Rally in Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton
28 Jul Exhibiting at Burnham Escape Day in Burnham-on-Sea.
23 Jul Callout: Freewheelers EVS, transporting blood for the NHS in Somerset.
16 Jul Exercise: Desktop Flood Exercise with Somerset County Council.
13 Jul Support: Weston-Super-Mare, Prayer-on-the-Hill.
11 Jul Callout: Freewheelers EVS, transporting blood for the NHS in Somerset.
09 Jul Exercise: Joint Voluntary Agencies Training Event - Stoke St Gregory.
29 Jun Exhibiting at Brymore School.
28 Jun Announcement: Freewheelers EVS and Wessex 4x4 Response to work together.
02 Jun Exhibiting at Cherished Vehicle Show, Chippenham.
19 May Visit to Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
05 May Exhibiting at Abbey Hill Steam Rally.
24 Feb Support to the Tough Ten Challenge. report & photos event website
18-26 Jan Multiple Callouts Due to Heavy Snow report & photos This is Bristol LRO Magazine
07 Jan Wessex 4x4 Response attends thank you reception hosted by Somerset County Council This is Somerset
06 Jan Support: Off Road Experience for Naomi House Siblingsreport & photos Salisbury Journal
   
2012  
28-30 Nov Callout: Responding to Flood at cut-off village of Muchelney. report & photos
21-22 Nov Callout: Assist British Red Cross during Floods in Somerset. report
11 Nov Helping veterans attend Armistice Service at Uphill. photos
24 Oct Exercise Ivel - Evacuation and Rest Centre Exercise, Yeovil.
01-02 Sep Support at Dorset County Show. report & photos event website
01 Sep Support at Devizes Carnival. report & photosevent website
01 Sep Stand-By for Major Gas Leak in Ilminster.report news report
26 Aug Exhibiting at Burnham Escape Day. report & photosburnham-on-sea.com
25-26 Aug Support for the Ridgeway Challenge.reportevent website
14 Aug Exhibiting at Rallyday Show at Castle Combe.report & photosevent website
7-8 Jul Callout: 6 deployments for NHS and care services in Bridport and Dorchester flood areas. BBC News
23-25 Jun Major deployment to extract vehicles at Isle of Wight Festival.report & photosBBC News
21 Jun Bob Hatcher wins Prime Minister's Big Society Award 2012 report & photos This is Somerset
30 Apr Standby from Somerset CCU re anticipated flood and resident evacuations to multiple rest centres. BBC video of flooding
22 Apr Exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show, Taunton. Event Poster
11 Mar Exhibiting at Frome Community Fair. report & photos event website
19 Feb Support to the Tough Ten Challenge. photos event website
20 Jan Alerted to Standby by Somerset CCU for possible assistance with evacuation and rest centre for incident at Burnham-on-Sea. BBC News Weston Mercury
20 Jan Support to Avon & Somerset LRF - Transporting delegates from conference. photos
   
2011  
27 Dec Support to the Plain Crazy event on Salisbury Plain in aid of the Royal British Legion. photos
16 Dec Standby from Somerset CCU re anticipated winter storm (Met Office amber alert).
11 Nov Helping veterans attend Armistice Service at Uphill. photos
4 Nov Callout to assist Somerset CCU transport stores to Rest Centre for Bridgewater evacuees from River Parrett wall collapse.
30 Oct Support to Arab Horse Marathon, Salisbury Plain.
9 Sep Exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show 2011, Hullavington.photos event website
27-28 Aug Assisting Raynet in support of the Ridgeway Challenge. event website
12 Aug Member assists Great Western Air Ambulance paramedic to reach a casualty.
7 Aug Burnham-on-Sea ESCAPE day. report
6 Aug Off road experience day for members. photos
23 Jul Member assists SWAS ambulance crew to evacuate a casualty across a stream.
19 Jul Not your usual party invitation!
15 Jun School`s 999 Day. photos
5 Jun Support to the Mendip Challenge. event website
27 May Exhibiting at "Quay for my Car", Poole. photos
6 May Visit to Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Devizes. photos
11 Mar Signing of MOU with British Red Cross WAG (Wiltshire, Avon & Glos). photos Swindon Advertiser Wiltshire Business
8 Mar Exercise Watermark - Flooding exercise with Avon & Somerset Local Resilience Forum. Ex Watermark homepage
19 Feb Visit to Great Western Air Ambulance, Filton. photos
18 Feb Signing of MOU with British Red Cross CDDS (Dorset & Somerset). photos This is Somerset Weston Mercury
13 Feb Support to the Tough Ten Challenge.event website
9 Jan Callout to assist Avon & Somerset Cliff Rescue Ambulance stuck near Burrington Coombe.
  Other events supported and attended during 2011:
Portishead Carnival, Lions Frome, Classics at the Castle, Yeovil Community Safety Day.
   
2010  
27 Dec Support for the 'Plain Crazy' event on Salisbury Plain. report & photos Wiltshire Times
17-26 Dec Callouts for multiple agencies in Avon, Dorset, Somerset & Wiltshire due to ice and snow.photos & reportLetter of Thanks
3-5 Dec Callout to assist Dorset NHS due to snow & ice. 10 deployments moving essential staff into hospitals, and nurses to home care visits.
2 Dec Callout to assist GWAS ambulance on icy Wiltshire roads.
9 Oct Exercise Manx - Rest Centre exercise with Somerset Civil Contingencies Unit.
12 Sep Attendance at the Emergency Services Show, Hullavington. event website
28-29 Aug Assisting Raynet in support of the Ridgeway Challenge. event website
12 Jun Visit to Great Western Air Ambulance. photos
6 Jun Support to the Mendip Challenge. event website
18 Apr Control Team Training.report & photos
14 Feb Support to the Tough Ten Challenge. event website
5-13 Jan Callouts from GWAS, Dorset & Somerset CCUs due to severe ice and snow. LR Owner International
  Some of the other events we supported and attended during 2010:
Endurance GB Horse Ride, Abbey Hill Festival of Steam, 999 Day for Schools, Armed Forces Day W-S-M, Royal Bath & West Show, Helicopter Museum, Portishead Carnival, LR Show SW, Dorset Police Blue Light Roadshow, Burnham-on-Sea Escape Day, Worle Family Fun Day
   
2009  
23-24 Dec Multiple callouts to assist GWAS - Major incident declared region wide by Ambulance service.
21-22 Dec Assist Great Western Ambulance Service due to adverse weather conditions.
21 Dec Exercise Sea Dart, Portland. A multi agency exercise testing the response of the Emergency Services to a major incident at sea.
23 May Stand-by to assist Somerset CCU due to severe gas leak, possibly requiring evacuation of 1 or more villages.
16 May Requested to assist GWAS Helicopter, vehicle needed in Forest of Dean. Request passed to Gloucestershire 4x4 Response.
5 Mar Callout to assist Dorset Police due to severe road conditions.
4 Mar Callout to assist Devon & Cornwall Police due to severe road conditions.
3- Feb Callout to major incident caused by harsh weather conditions (operation Alabaster). photos & report Evening Post 9 FebEvening Post 21 Feb
2 Feb Callout to assist Dorset Police provide support to Adult Care Services.
   
2008  
13 Dec Standby at the request of various Blue light Services due to severe flooding in all counties within our area.
15-16 Nov Exercise with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team.photos & report
30 Oct Call out at request of Devon and Cornwall Police to assist at Ottery St Mary due to exceptional weather.BBC report
20 Oct Support to Avon & Somerset Police - Beach Run.
4 Oct Standby at request of GWAST due to anticipated adverse weather.
26-27 Sep Exercise Equinox, Wiltshire.report
13 Sep Support to Mendip Hospice Care - Beach Walk.report
6 Sep Standby at request of Gloucester out-of-hours Doctor's Services - may require assistance due to severe weather.
10 Aug Callout to help deploy Dartmoor Search & Rescue team in search for Missing Person.report
1 Jun Support at Mendip Challenge event in aid of Weston Hospice Care.
17 Feb Support to Tough Ten Challenge for Weston Hospice Care.report
  Shows attended during 2008:
Dorset Blue Light Day, Illfracombe Rescue Day, Hullavington Emergency Services Show, Burnham-on-Sea Escape Day.
   
2007  
15 Sep Support to Weston Hospice Care - Midnight Beach Walk.report
08 Aug Exhibiting at Ilfracombe Rescue Day.photos
Jul-Aug Callout to major incident - Gloucestershire Floods (Operation Aquarius).report & photos
25 May Exhibiting at Minehead Show.photos
17 Jan Standby from GWAST via Somerset CCU re anticipated snow.
  Shows attended during 2007: Burnham-on-Sea Escape Day, Hullavington Emergency Services Show.
   
2006  
12 Oct Restex 2006 - Evacuation and Rest Centre Exercise - Ex. Hermes.report
6 Oct Standby for possible coastal flooding.
9 Jun Standby for reported UXB at Haymarket Bristol.
   
2005  
18 Jul Callout for possible evacuation to rest centre due to suspicious package in Wells Job Centre.extract from Incident Log
24-27 Jun Extended Standby due to adverse weather during Glastonbury Festival. extract from Incident Log
27 Jan Restex 2005 - Evacuation and Rest Centre Exercise, Wells. report
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