South East 4x4 Response (SE4x4R) provide 4x4 vehicle support in times of need to the emergency services, local authorities and charitable groups across Kent and Medway.

Although not an Emergency or Rescue Service, our speciality is logistics in extreme conditions and we aim to provide a reliable 24hour/365-day support service when other arrangements are at full capacity or cannot proceed due to inclement weather conditions or extreme terrain.

South East 4x4 Response are a team made up of highly trained unpaid specialists who give up their time, apply their skills and offer the use of their vehicles and their experience to serve the local community.

Press Release | Additional support for volunteers working alongside Kent Police

South East 4x4 Response at Kent Police HQ

Volunteers from the charity South East 4x4 Response have been granted policing powers which will enable them to direct traffic on Kent’s roads and so free up Kent Police patrols.

Kent Police is believed to be the first force in the country to grant such powers, utilising reforms which only came into effect in April.

Media coverage during recent snow event | 12 January 2017

Cars stuck in the snow

South East 4x4 Response dealt with a wide array of incidents ranging from assisting Kent Police Roads with the recovery of stranded vehicles and the removal of fallen tress from the counties road network by our chainsaw trained Responders to the transport of critical Nursing Staff and Doctors to hospitals in both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

Listen to our responder James Chalkley speaking to Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio 5 live following the groups activities in the snow on the 12 January 2017.

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