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World Rescue Challenge 2018 – South Africa

The bid to host the 2018 World Rescue Challenge has been won by WRO member Organisation, the South African Medical Rescue Organisation (SAMRO), South Africa. Details of the event will be made available on this site when they become available, however those interested in attending should note that the proposed dates are 20th – 27th October 2018. Please note that challenge dates may be subject to change at this early stage.

The outline programme can be seen below,

20-10-2018 – Teams and Assessors arrive
21-10-2018 – Assessors meeting and Registration of the teams
22-10-2018 – WRO AGM
– Registration of teams
– Opening Ceremony
– Captain’s Meeting
– Official Dinner
23-10-2018 – Challenge – 1st day
24-10-2018 – Challenge – 2st day
– Swap night
25-10-2018 – Challenge – 3st day
26-10- 2018 – Challenge – 4st day
– Closing Ceremony

Details of registration, accomodation, events, contacts, etc will be available over the coming months.

The Word Rescue Challenge 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 evolution’s.

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 evolution’s:

  • Complex Challenge
  • Standard Challenge
  • Limited Challenge
  • Rapid Challenge

To date there have been 21 World Rescue Challenge`s which have been held in:

1999 – Australia
2000 – Scotland
2001 – South Africa
2002 – Czech Republic
2003 – Canada
2004 – England
2005 – New Zealand
2006 – South Africa
2007 – Spain
2008 – Wales
2009 – Germany
2010 – Ireland
2011 – New Zealand
2012 – England
2013 – America
2014 – England UK Fire Service College
2015 – Portugal
2016 – Brasil
2017 – Romania
2016 – Brasil
2017 – Romania
2018 – South Africa


20/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
Event Website:
Event Organiser:
South African Medical Rescue Organisation (SAMRO)


Moorreesburg, Western Cape, South Africa

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