5th National Breathing Apparatus Challenge

On Saturday 13th October 2012 West Midlands Fire Service will be taking part in the 5th National Breathing Apparatus (BA) Challenge at the Fire Service College.

The event will see teams of 5 firefighters from throughout the UK competing for the best BA Team of 2012. Each team will be faced with a scenario of a property fire with persons reported inside with teams given 30 minutes to rescue any casualties and extinguish the fire. The event, which is sponsored by Draeger UK, promotes best practice and firefighter safety in the following categories.

Incident Command
Fire Ground Procedures
Entry Control
BA Wearing
Fire Behaviour Techniques

All teams will be assessed by national assessors who specialise in their fields across the UK Fire and Rescue Service. The winners of the competition will have shown their technical skills and dexterity as well as knowledge and experience.