To become a Controller you do not need your own vehicle. The role of the Controller is to assign the Response Drivers to specific tasks from our Partners, and monitor their progress.
The group uses software called “Tickets” to assign tasks, and txtlocal to communicate with the drivers prior to tasking. Once on task, communication is usually via VHF radio, with mobiles as back-up options.
To become a controller you must;
- Be prepared to work a shift during adverse weather based at your own home.
- Live in a location where the VHF signal can be received.
- Own a computer with broadband access to the internet.
- Pass an ID check.
- Undertake training in the software used, and attend team training sessions.
- Wear the team uniform (black trousers & navy blue top, preferably one with our team logo) during events.
Membership cost is £20 to join, thereafter £10 per annum.
We will provide;
- VHF radio
- Phone costs
Read about Steve’s experience during a shift.
NOTE: We are not currently signing up new members.