Worcestershire's fire and rescue service ranks fourth best in the world at dealing with roadside casualties - The Evesham Observer

Worcestershire's fire and rescue service ranks fourth best in the world at dealing with roadside casualties

Evesham Editorial 6th Nov, 2023   0

MOTORISTS in Worcestershire will be pleased to know their region’s fire service is among the best in the world at safely dealing with road traffic collisions.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s road traffic collision extrication team ranked the fourth best in the world at a recent international tournament in Lanzarote.

The team secured the accolade at the World Rescue Organisation (WRO) Extrication Challenge after competing against 36 teams from around the globe.

The competition, which aims to share their knowledge and experience in the desire to improve rescue standards, saw each team judged on their lifesaving capabilities, technical and command skills in three different road traffic collision-based scenarios.

During the challenge, HWFRS successfully extricated all six casualties within allocated timeframes with injuries including a simulated entrapped pregnant mother, catastrophic haemorrhage and a casualty with a flail chest.

Placing fourth in the world overall, the team received excellent feedback throughout within a highly competitive field.




The stand-out performance came within the Medical category in which the team placed 2nd overall in the World.

Jayne Collins, Pat Murphy, Adam Holder, Dan Gray, Shaun Moser and Adrian Phillips, most of whom began their fire service careers at Ross-on-Wye made up the extrication team.


Fire Station before moving on to other stations and departments.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Evesham Observer.

Announcements

Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Recruitment

Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.