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New home for Galloway MRT vehicle

"Well it's an absolute delight that we can work in partnership and provide secure accommodation for what is a state of the art vehicle for the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.

"It provides a safe haven and prevents it from deteriorating, and it also means they've got the facility for a rapid response. Of course, as an emergency service we know how important that it."

– Ian Waugh, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Rescue vehicle converts into ambulance

The new seven-seater rescue vehicle has the capability of converting into an ambulance in under one minute. Any casualty can then be either treated at the scene or taken straight to hospital.

The 4x4 is fitted with the latest search and rescue technology including spot lights and a re-enforced chassis.

Castle Douglas Fire Station will house the vehicle, having moved from the Police Station.

High-tech rescue vehicle for Galloway MRT

The Galloway Mountain Rescue Team have been handed their brand new rescue vehicle.

The 4x4 is filled with high-tech equipment and can be turned into an ambulance in less than one minute.

An anonymous donation of £20,000 was given to the team, and the Order of St John Scotland funded the remaining £20,000.

"So we feel very very proud to help St John and I feel particularly proud to help St John in Galloway. I mean here we have vast tracks of open country and we're delighted that people come and spend time in it, but they do have accidents and get lost and these are the professionals who sort out those problems."

– Sir Malcolm Ross, Prior of the Order of St John Scotland


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