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The team have two emergency response vehicles.
Wicklow Mobile 1 or MR 1 is a long wheeled base, high roof Ford Transit. The cargo part of the transit is divided in two sections with the rear section containing the equipment required to carry out a rescue. The front portion of the cargo area is laid out in an office design and this is were the operations coordination and planning take place. The vehicle is equipped with the necessary items to effect either a search or rescue operation, this equipment includes, a computer with a broadband connection, printer, GSM & satellite phones and the necessary radio equipment including GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled radios to live assist track hill parties on the mountain.
|MR1 with Croagh Patrick Mountain Co. Mayo in the background||Deputy Team Leader Chris England using the live assest tracking system in the operational area of MR1|
Wicklow Mobile 2 or MR 2 is a Landrover 110 county. MR 2 is the team first response vehicle and is ideal situated in the heart of our operational area, to respond to incidents. The vehicle is fully equipped and has the majority of the same equipment that MR 1 carries; this allows the team to respond to multiple incidents if required. When the team receives a callout or shout, members would respond to our rescue base and take MR 2 to the incident. MR 2can hold five team members and their personal gear and this allow for speedily and adequate response to an incident with the rest of team and MR 1 following on.
|MR 2 the teams first response vehicle|