- Gloucestershire & Worcestershire 4×4 Response began life in 2006 by a small group of members of a responsible 4 wheel drive association. They recognised the need for a local team, able to respond to incidents in our locality using specialised vehicles with trained drivers.
- Our first major incident was the flooding of 2007. Gloucestershire 4×4 Response (as it was then) worked with the British Red Cross and other 4×4 response teams delivering bottled water, hygiene packs and food to care homes across the county.
- In the winter of 2008 our team responded to freak weather conditions on Crickley Hill making checks on drivers and passengers of cars stranded in the traffic and snow.
- In the winter of 2009 we became involved with Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS) and Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust.
- During summer of 2009 we became involved in the Worcestershire area and began recruiting members to strengthen the service we could provide. We were then elected onto the Worcestershire CVEC (County Volunteers Emergency Committee). With this involvement came the decision to re-brand the team and we became known as “Gloucestershire & Worcestershire 4×4 Response” or GW4x4R.
We now have approximately 60 response drivers across the region.