4x4RNE Mission Statement

4x4 Response North East exists to preserve and protect life and property, in particular but not exclusively, by providing equipment, vehicles, personnel and other resources in support of and alongside recognised service users and partners during adverse weather events, major incidents and other circumstances when called upon by them to serve the community of the North East of England

4X4 RNE Values

Our purpose is to help the emergency services and affiliated bodies combined with our values which show through as a dependable, trustworthy and hardworking volunteer group.


Years of experience, responding and co-ordinating


Shaun Reed

Chairman and Responder

I joined the volunteers at 4x4RNE in 2009 and since then have been an active member using a number of different vehicles I’ve owned in that time. I was asked if I’d stand for one of the officer roles which I duly did. The membership then voted me in as Vice Chair to work alongside our Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. In December 2019 I took on the role of Acting Chair until the AGM in 2020 where I was voted in as the Chair for 4x4rne.
Being a member of the response is rewarding for me been able help people and to give something back to the local community and further afield when requested by other neighboring groups. 



Judith Stammers


As Secretary, I am responsible for ensuring meetings are organised and minuted and I keep official records for the organisation.  I also arrange the events with the assistance of others.

4×4 RNE means a lot to me.  I believe in them and the amazing work they do.  I am proud to call myself a member.


Catherine Swinbank



Stu Storey MCPara, MRCSEd, EMT-F

Training Lead, Coordinator and Responder

I have spent 22 years in the army which has given me a broad spectrum of qualifications and allowed me to serve all around the world including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo Iraq and Germany as well as others. I am an HCPC registered paramedic working for north east ambulance service for the last 5 years within our region.

I believe that training is the basic fundamentals of safety and knowledge which will allow our responders to respond effectively to all tasks assigned. As the nominated Training Lead I am directly responsible to 4x4 RNE for ensuring this is maintained by overseeing 4x4 RNE training and development activities, To identify training needs, develop effective training programs with other subject matter experts and to ensure all records for responders are Up To Date and also to identify those that need training.