The North Amerian Vehicle Association in partnership with the City of Clearwater hosted the 2013 World Rescue Challenge (WRC). The 2013 Challenge marked the first time the prestigious international event was held in the United States. Clearwaters Harbourview and Centre and Coachman Park was transformed into a multi staged disaster site.
Firefighters and medical rescuers from all over North America and the world took part in a week long training event that included the World Auto Extrication Challenge and the World Trauma Challenge. Included in the free event was a water rescue demonstration from the United States Coast Guard and a swift water marine rescue demonstration by units from various local firedepartments. A high angle rope rescue and below ground victim evacuation demonstratin was performed by various elite Urban Search and Rescue units from various units all around the world.
All details can be found on the following website or on the World Rescue 2013 Challenge Facebook Page