MROC 4x4 Response . . . . . . in the West Midlands

MROC 4x4 Response is one of many 4x4 response groups across the UK, all forming part of a growing network, that are involved in helping Local Authorities, local communities and assisting the Emergency Services in time of need.

A sub-section of the Midland Rover Owners Club Ltd, we have formed close links with and work in partnership with Coventry CC, Solihull MBC, and Warwickshire CC’s emergency planners (CSW Resilience) in enabling the Councils to continue delivering some of their essential services during severe weather conditions or following a major civil emergency. We are able to offer assistance primarily in those areas and the West Midlands area but also in adjoining counties if called upon.


DBS checked voluntary experienced 4x4 drivers offering:

  • Transport & logistical support facility for bad weather, emergency, or major incident
  • Area search or evacuation assistance
  • Welfare checks on stranded motorists
  • Critical Staff transfers
  • Vehicle support - escort and support for your vehicles and/or crews when the route or destination is snowed in/under flood etc

All volunteers complete a course of training with Land Rover Experience.
Vehicles can be equipped simply for transport or for extreme weather duties and light recovery (including winch and wading capability)


Group co-ordinator: John Kesterton 

e-mail: ( preferred method for initial contact )


PLEASE NOTE: MROC 4x4 Response can only respond to calls from statutory or voluntary agencies. We do not respond directly to calls from members of the public. MROC 4x4 Response is a totally voluntary service. However, it is reasonable for them to claim fuel expenses incurred when acting in support of the Local Authorities. Fuel costs are likely to be higher when driving through snow or floodwater and it is expected that they will be reimbursed the full cost of the fuel they use in a given emergency.

Our Aims:

To sustain a respected group of experienced volunteers within the MROC and allow positive links to be formed and maintained between the Club and Local Authorities, and any other Cat 1 and Cat 2 responders, whilst playing an important role within and as an integral part of the community. The group aims to offer a quick and efficient response to requests for assistance.

Supporting Local Authorities and Emergency services

MROC 4x4 Response is run by a group of voluntary 4 x 4 vehicle owners who offer their time and their vehicles to Statutory and voluntary agencies to assist in an emergency situation where the use of four wheel drive vehicles are required.

MROC 4x4 Response is a part of the Midland Rover Owners Club, a non profit organisation

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