The World Rescue Challenge (WRC) sees world class rescue teams compete annually in an event designed to challenge emergency service personnel and raise awareness of the global problem of road death and injury.
Up to thirty international teams participate in the challenge each year. Each team consists of six members, the team leader, two medics, two technical rescue personnel and one person responsible for operational support.
A team of international assessors observe Incident Command, Medical and Technical Rescue.
The 2014 World Rescue Challenge will be held in Gloucestershire, England at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh from 9th – 12th October.
The Fire Service College (FSC) will join forces with the World Rescue Organisation (WRO) to host the ‘World Rescue Challenge 2014’ in the UK to provide a platform for rescue and medical personnel to share and advance rescue science and technology.
The four-day event is expected to attract over 300 operational delegates, together with support teams and guests. Over 450 are anticipated for the closing ceremony.
The WRO and FSC will expose the teams to realistic and engaging scenarios throughout the weekend. These scenarios will be designed around some of the College’s practical training areas so that the intensity and realism further enhances the event.
The challenge scenarios have been designed and agreed by the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) in collaboration with the WRO and for the RTC Extrication Challenge each team will undertake three scenarios:
- Complex – lasting 30 minutes
- Limited – 20 minutes and
- Rapid – 10 minutes
Participants already enrolled include:
Englewood Fire Department, Florida
Fire and Rescue Service of the Central Bohemia Region – Fire Station Horovice
Leduc County Fire Service
Mid Sweden Rescue – Raddningstjansten Medelpad
Victoria State Emergency Service – South Barwon Unit
Miami Dade Fire Rescue
Latin American Rescue Team – Asurev
TRT Zuchwil Switzerland – Rescue Team
Hurstville Fire and Rescue, New South Wales, Australia
Servie Departenmental d’Incendie et de Secours de la Charente-Maritime, France
For more information, go to www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk/up-coming-events/world-rescue-challenge-2014/