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World Rescue Challenges

This page provides information regarding the annual World Rescue Challenge (WRC) which is normally hosted by one of our WRO member organisations.

The WRC sees world class rescue and trauma teams compete annually in an event designed to challenge emergency service personnel by developing and enhancing their existing skills and to help raise awareness of the global problem of road death and injury.

Over fifty international teams participate in the challenge each year, which covers two challenge disciplines, Extrication and Trauma.

Within the Extrication challenge discipline teams are assessed against Incident Command, Medical and Technical Rescue by a team of dedicated international assessors. Each extrication team consists of six members which include the team leader, two medics, two technical rescue personnel and one person responsible for operational support.

All teams will compete in three of the four evolutions.

Within the trauma challenge discipline teams are assessed against Casualty Care Management and Progression by a team of dedicated international medical assessors. Each trauma team consists of two members.  

All teams compete in the following evolutions.

The Rescue Down Under event hosted in Australia, saw the formulation of the World Council for Rescue Organisations which is now the World Rescue Organisation.

The first official World Rescue Challenge was held in Scotland,