The Automobile Association Special Operations Response Team (SORT) was formed following the Gloucester and Tewksbury floods of 2007 to supplement regular patrols in times of severe weather.
The team uses specially equipped Land Rovers which have been deployed nationwide during periods of extended snow and flooding.
WCCTV worked with AA SORT to fit Wireless CCTV systems to two of the Land Rovers, allowing live and recorded updates from weather affected areas to be transmitted to multi-agency control rooms, as well as the AA National Deployment Centre.
AA SORT have utilised the Wireless CCTV fitted Land Rovers to respond to a number of severe weather related emergencies throughout the UK, including the wide-spread flooding throughout southern UK in winter 2013 and the snow whiteouts earlier in the year.
The systems have proved invaluable to AA SORT, not only in ensuring the safety of crews and customers during recovery operations, but also in being deployed in multi-agency environments to provide images straight into Gold and Silver Command.
“Being able to instantly transfer live images of weather conditions in remote or badly affected areas ensures we’re able to better anticipate and respond to emergency situations as they occur. We’re delighted with the flexibility and the reliability of service provided by WCCTV.”
Head of AA SORT