This year saw fire and rescue teams from across the UK competing in the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) Extrication and Trauma Challenges, which was held for the second year running at the Emergency Services Show, NEC, Birmingham. The two-day event which is split into trauma scenarios and extrication scenarios tested firefighters skills at first aid and trauma care, road traffic accident extrication, casualty care and more.
As always, a high standard of skills was demonstrated by all the teams. We would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s challenges possible, our staff, hosts, partners, volunteers and emergency service colleagues all helped to make this year the best yet!
Congratulations and a huge thank you to all of the teams that competed in this year’s Extrication and Trauma Challenges.
The results from the challenges can be seen further down this page.
The 1st and 2nd placed teams from WMFS will go forward to the national challenges next year.
Highgate Red Watch and Highgate Green Watch for extrication, Hay Mills / Northfield and Highgate / Northfield for trauma will go forward the compete in the national challenges next year.
The full list of teams and results can be found on the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) website and their social media sites.
Extrication Challenge – Overall
1st – Avon FRS
2nd – West Midlands FS / Highgate Red
3rd – Hereford & Worcester FRS
Trauma Challenge – Overall
1st – Hampshire FRS
2nd – London FB
3rd – South Wales FRS
Extrication Challenge – WMFS
1st – Highgate Red Watch
2nd – Highgate Green Watch
3rd – Brierley Hill Red Watch
Trauma Challenge – WMFS
1st – Hay Mills / Northfield
2nd – Highgate / Northfield
3rd – Highgate B
Following the WMFS event at the Emergency Services Show 2018, the next big event is the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) Caerdydd Challenge on the 28th and 29th September
The UKRO Caerdydd Challenge will see more than 600 of the UK’s most skilled firefighters compete in staged rope rescues, water rescues, vehicle rescues and urban search and rescue contests in and around the Roald Dahl Plass. With SWFRS already boasting the World and UK Extrication Champions through their Bridgend Team, there is a lot at stake in this hotly contested competition with a range of national trophies and titles up for grabs.