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.
All teams compete in three evolutions.
- Complex Challenge
- Standard Challenge
- Rapid Challenge
A team of international assessors observe Incident Command, Medical and Technical Rescue.
To date there have been Fourteen WRC`s which have been held in Australia 1999, Scotland 2000, South Africa 2001, the Czech Republic 2002, Canada 2003, England 2004, New Zealand 2005, South Africa 2006, Spain 2007, Wales 2008 and Germany 2009, Ireland 2010, New Zealand 2011, England 2012.
The 2014 WRC was held in England at the UK Fire Service College Moreton-in-Marsh