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2014 - England


The World Rescue Challenge is the most prestigious international competition for fire and rescue services worldwide, where firefighters from across the world compete in various rescue disciplines, demonstrating leading advancements in firefighter rescue techniques and capabilities. The four-day event is expected to attract over 300 operational delegates, together with support teams and guests.The World Rescue Organisation (WRO) and Fire Service College (FSC) will expose competitors to realistic and challenging scenarios designed around some of the College’s practical training areas to enhance the intensity and realism for the teams.  

Challenge Scenarios

The WRC 2014 will feature two challenges; Extrication and Trauma.  Racing against the clock and competing against teams from around the world, each team will be assessed on their skills of command, technical ability in the use of a wide range of tools, and the medical care they offer to each casualty.

These scenarios have been designed and agreed by the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) in collaboration with the WRO and will run as follows:

RTC Extrication Challenge

Trauma Challenge 

Teams of six firefighters will compete against the clock to rescue casualties from realistic accidents in three scenarios:

Rapid – 10 minutes
Limited – 20 minutes
Complex –30 minutes (with an extra team member)

Teams need to move quickly whilst stabilising the vehicles and safely removing the casualties

Teams of two will compete in demonstrating first aid and life support skills during a ten minute scenario. They must rescue a seriously injured casualty / casualties from a variety of scenarios.

Firefighters are often the first on the scene of an incident so it is important that they can provide life-saving first aid care.




The challenges provide an opportunity for healthy rivalry between teams, improving performance and highlighting advances in techniques and equipment available to professional firefighters when dealing with incidents.  A range of equipment from varied suppliers will be provided for teams to use in their extrication scenarios. 

Contact us

If you would like more information about attending, participating or sponsoring this prestigious event please email or call 01608 812167.

For more information on the World Rescue Organisation visit