September 23rd, 2016

Watch local firefighters battle it out in the heat of competition at Webbs of Wychbold

Watch local firefighters battle it out in the heat of competition at Webbs of Wychbold Watch local firefighters battle it out in the heat of competition at Webbs of Wychbold

SEE firefighters in action this Saturday (July 16) when Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) leaps into action to win a place in the national United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) Challenge 2016.

HWFRS will be staging two challenges this year – the Trauma Challenge and the Road Traffic Collision Challenge, with both taking place at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.

Twelve teams from across the country will be taking part in the Road Traffic Collision Challenge and nine teams will compete in the Trauma Challenge.

The Trauma Challenge will test the response of participants who will face one of a selection of trauma incidents and be expected to identify and treat the injuries found. Those taking part in the Road Traffic Collision Challenge will have 20 minutes to safely extricate trapped casualties from a simulated road traffic collision.

The winner from each category will then go forward to compete at the National UKRO Challenge in Hampshire in September this year.

Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis said: “These challenges are designed to further enhance the skills of our firefighters so that they can respond to incidents in the best way possible. Furthermore, the event provides the opportunity for the public to witness the vital lifesaving skills of their local firefighters as well as showcase the standard of professional rescue available to our communities.”

Ed Webb, Chairman of Webbs said “The Service has held their event here in previous years and we are delighted to welcome them back. It’s a privilege to be able to see their skills and hard work in action at such close quarters and to get an idea of what they face every day.”

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