UKRO Scottish Rescue Challenge

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UK based teams competed against each other in a series of specialist rescue challenges


Firefighters from across Scotland flexed their specialist training skills in a series of challenges at the weekend.

Teams from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service - and many more from across the UK – competed at the SFRS National Training Centre, Cambuslang.

Other rescue challenges were staged at Pinkston Watersports Centre, Glasgow over the two day event, from June 9 to 10.

And real-life scenarios tested their specialist skills in Water, Road Traffic Collisions and Trauma.      

Each team was judged by World Rescue Organisation and UKRO assessors.

Teams competing in the water challenge were assessed on a series of skills including boat handling with the winners being a team of SFRS national instructors closely followed by Ayr Fire Station.UKRO RTC 2

SFRS trauma teams from Ayr and Stranraer were also assessed during ‘live’ scenarios one example including where a motorbike had crashed into a bus – Stranraer took the title of Scottish winners while a team from County Durham and Darlington Fire Service won the overall award. 

A group of SFRS retained firefighters from Huntly Fire Station clinched the prize for Scottish winners in the Road Traffic Collision category with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue taking home the overall winners trophy.

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SFRS Water instructors with their award

Several of the teams will now prepare for the UK UKRO Challenge 2017 later this year which will be hosted by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service at the KCOM Stadium, Hull.