Simon wins a top rescuer’s award - The Evesham Observer

Simon wins a top rescuer’s award

Evesham Editorial 16th Oct, 2019   0

AN EVESHAM firefighter was in the awards after the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service team returned with a clutch of prizes from the UKRO National Challenge in Derbyshire.

The crowning achievement is the overall runners-up spot secured by Ross-on-Wye in the Extrication section which means that they qualify to represent the UK at the World Rescue Challenge in 2020.

Ross-on-Wye, who were represented by Luke Rose, Pat Murphy, Shaun Moser, Adrian Phillips, Jayne Collins and Dan Gray, were also named Best Technical Team while Adrian Phillips was runner-up in the Best Incident Commander category.

In the Water Rescue section, Simon Griffiths from Evesham was named Best Water Rescue Medic while the Hereford team of Adrian Morris, Dan Beard and Nick Crum were runners-up in the Best Water Rescue Team award.

“It’s been a fantastic event and the team feels privileged to have had the opportunity to engage with rescue professionals from across the country, gaining and sharing knowledge and skills to advance professional rescue,” said Watch Commander Craig Newman who managed the team.

“These skills are directly transferrable in making the roads and waterways of Herefordshire and Worcestershire safer.”

“Thank you to HWFRS for their support and backing and to the UKRO assessors and education team members who have helped to advance our knowledge and skills, always pushing us forward.”


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