MotorMartin was pleased to read the following story when it dropped onto the desk here at MotorMartin Towers as it recognises and celebrates how manufacturers can help communities and provide support where necessary. In a follow up to the Rexton UK launch information https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/news-2016-ssangyong-rexton-arrives/ posted in December, comes the news that medical patients dialling 999 in the Chalfont area of the South Central Ambulance Service will soon be relying on a new dynamic response vehicle supplied by SsangYong Motor UK.
Shown below is the moment when Chalfont Community First Responder Chris Wright (left) receives the SsangYong Rexton from Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.
The Rexton 4×4 was presented recently to the Chalfont Community First Responders to provide a rapid response vehicle that can cope with the hilly geography of the area, especially in winter. I think we can all agree that the Chalfont First Responders and their colleagues in the emergency services, need a vehicle that has the go anywhere ability, space, practicality and economy that the Rexton offers.
Chalfont Community First Responders are community volunteers who work with the South Central Ambulance Service, part of the NHS, and are trained to use life-saving skills to provide early and often vital intervention for patients suffering life-threatening emergencies. Once an ambulance crew arrives at the scene, the first responders then work alongside a clinically qualified practitioner.
Chalfont team member Chris Wright was handed the keys to the new Rexton by SsangYong Motor UK CEO, Paul Williams. Chris said: “We are enormously grateful to SsangYong for providing us with this brilliant resource. Having 4×4 ability especially in winter is absolutely vital in the rural areas and hills around the Chalfonts and surrounding area – it will keep us on the road. We mostly use our own vehicles but the Rexton will get us to places we may not otherwise be able to reach.”
Added Paul Williams: “We are delighted to be able to assist in this way, and in situations where every second counts, hope our vehicle helps people get the life-saving treatment they need as rapidly as possible.”
It’s clear that the SsangYong Rexton is going to make an enormous contribution to the safety of the communities in and around the Chalfonts as this video from SsangYong Ireland highlights.
The Rexton’s highly developed go anywhere ability will provide help and assistance to those areas that the South Central Ambulance Service’s more conventional vehicles will struggle to get too.
It just remains to say a big MotorMartin well done to Paul Williams and SsangYong and let’s hope that we start to see a few more of these impressive vehicles on the highways and byways as the consumer becomes more aware of the benefits that the Rexton and the rest of the SsangYong range can offer.
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