Recommended Equipment


  • Mobile phone, charger and mobile numbers of co-ordinator and all others volunteers involved plus control centre if applicable
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Hi-viz waterproof clothing    (MROC4x4R issue coat, trousers and vest)
  • Tow rope and shackles, various sizes
  • Relevant OS maps (Landranger 139, 140, 150 & 151), road atlas and West Midlands A-Z
  • GPS / Satnav – invaluable and can save precious time
  • First aid kit for personal use
  • Spade or shovel
  • Torch (wind up is good)
  • Toolkit               
  • Food & drink
  • Warm clothes (include spare socks/trousers) and boots (preferably steel toe capped)
  • 2 way radio as agreed from time to time by the group.
  • ID Card


  • Gloves – heavy and light duty (winch if appropriate)
  • Blanket (space is also good with first aid kit)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Container of water
  • Additional navigation aids – OS maps for incident area
  • Anti –bacterial hand cleaner
  • Rear number plate (you may be asked to move trailers)

Useful depending upon nature of call

  • Additional recovery equipment, long ropes, strops etc   
  • Rescue ‘Throw Bag’
  • Bow saw
  • Waders
  • Wading pole