How do you get involved?

Hertfordshire 4×4 Response is open to anyone who is willing to assist their local community as well as others.

Even people without four wheel drive vehicles are useful to the group as controllers or general support members!


Although useful, you do not need experience in off road driving to become a Responder. We only ask that you are prepared to learn through training sessions provided free of charge from other experienced members. There are no set requirements to the make or type of 4×4 you have, it does however need to be in a roadworthy state and legal to use on the public highway within the United Kingdom.

You can start your application online by using the online form by clicking HERE. Once submitted you will be contacted by the groups membership secretary.

Membership is by application and all new members may be subject to interview and ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ (DBS) Checking. Full membership will only be confirmed once the joining fee has been paid, this fee is to help cover administration and other areas of your application. Once a member you will be allocated a recognised call sign for Hertfordshire which will need to be displayed on the front and back of the vehicle. Hertfordshire uses the call sign ‘HT’ and 2 individual numbers relating to your membership.

On joining you will also be required to submit copies of the following to complete your application:
– Valid MOT Certificate
– Valid Insurance document showing you are insured for voluntary use (please ask your insurer to confirm if you are unsure).
– Driving License (Copy of Photocard)

Before applying, please view the recommended equipment list. Please note that not all equipment on this list is essential but you must be prepared to keep the mandatory equipment in the vehicle at all times when responding on behalf of Hertfordshire 4×4 Response.

For FAQ’s to answer some of the general questions you have please click here…

When your application has been approved you will be notified and requested to pay the first year joining fee. This is set at the following costs:



Support Only Member
£20 for the first year and £10 thereafter.

If you would like to join us but don’t own a 4×4 you can still help. We attend events all year round and need support members to assist with Radio Communications, Fund Raising, Navigators on driving days and lots more!

You will be issued with the following:
– 1 Year Membership
– Lightweight High Visibility Jacket
– ID Card


Responder Basic
£25 for the first year and £10 thereafter.

(**This level of membership will not allow you to attend high profile incidents**)

You will be issued with the following:
– 1 Year Membership
– Lightweight High Visibility Jacket
– ID Card
– 2 x Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Stickers


Responder Medium
£47.50 then £10 per year thereafter

You will be issued with the following:
– 1 Year Membership
– National 4×4 Response High Visibility Jacket
– Lightweight High Visibility Jacket
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response ID Card
– 2 x Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Stickers


Responder Full
£55 then £10 per year thereafter

You will be issued with the following:
– 1 Year Membership
– National 4×4 Response High Visibility Jacket
– Lightweight High Visibility Jacket
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response ID Card
– 2 x Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Stickers
– 2 x National 4×4 Response Stickers
– Visor Sign “4×4 Response On Call”


Other Merchandise available to responders:
– National 4×4 Response High Visibility Jacket
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Branded Lightweight High Visibility Vest
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Branded Polo Shirt
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Branded Hoodie
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Branded Medium Waterproof Support Jacket
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Branded Softshell Jacket
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Branded Hats
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Branded Beanie/Cap
– 4×4 Response On Call signs (Plain/Velcro – made to order)
– Hertfordshire 4×4 Response Stickers
– National 4×4 Response Stickers
– Lost ID Cards or Replacements are chargeable