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UK National Rescue Challenge 2022

by Greg Preston
UK National Rescue Challenge 2022
  • Dates: 29/09/2022 > 01/10/2022
  • Venue: Smithfield, Birmingham, UK
  • Event Website: www.ukro.org

The 2022 UKRO National Rescue Challenge “Festival of Rescue will be hosted by West Midlands Fire Service.

The United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) “Festival of Rescue” is the leading rescue competition in the UK, and in 2022, West Midlands Fire Service are honoured to be hosting it in Central Birmingham. We will be making use of a key site from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games – Smithfield – right in the heart of Birmingham, ensuring a truly eye-catching location.

We will be bringing together competitors from over 30 fire and rescue services around the UK and even further afield to compete in five disciplines: Trauma Care, Rope Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Vehicle Extrication and Water Rescue. This year we’re also pleased to be adding a further challenge open to all members of the UK Fire and Rescue Service – the UK’s Firefighter Fitness Challenge.

The event itself is a unique spectacle with teams assessed as they undertake various challenges in front of a live audience. This year will be the most engaging and interactive iteration of the competition yet, with more opportunities to get involved and digital ways to follow the action than ever before.

Keep track of all the latest news, information and updated on this page and make sure you also check out our Summer of Rescue Events taking place all over the West Midlands in the run up to the Festival.

UK National Rescue Challenge 2022

A chance for emergency services personnel to share techniques across all rescue disciplines:

  • Vehicle extrication
  • Trauma care
  • USAR
  • Rope rescue
  • Water rescue

UKRO is a charitable organisation, which aims to drive the national agenda on road death reduction, by pushing vehicle extrication to its professional pinnacle and showcasing other rescue disciplines.

The Challenge is a prestigious, annual event, which has greatly assisted in the improvement of rescue standards and technical skills within fire and medical professionals. The UKRO National Rescue Challenge 2022 will also bring added value for competitors and attending Service personnel with a comprehensive suite of education workshops and training events. It also presents a chance to engage with our communities and share key safety messages.


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