UKRO2016 show cases professional rescue techniques
The annual UKRO competition was held at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service headquarters this week and Renewable Turbine Training went along to see some of the highly skilled professionals at work. The annual event is run to bring together the skills of vehicle extrication, rope rescue, trauma care, urban search and rescue, water rescue and animal rescue.
The following extract is from the UKRO website…
“UKRO is a fast moving dynamic organisation that is determined to push vehicle extrication to its professional pinnacle, to drive the national agenda on road death reduction and to showcase other rescue disciplines including trauma, line rescue and urban search and rescue”
RTT attended to see the fire service rope rescue teams demonstrate their skills.
The challenges are assessed using common criteria by a team of three assessors who score in the following areas;
- Incident command and control, (Command)
- Technical rescue and general techniques, (Technical)
- Pre-hospital care of the patient. (Medical)
Each team of five to six rescuers are given a scenario and involves raising, lowering and technical rope work where a casualty is to be assessed, packaged and transported to an indicated level.
The results of this years competition for Rope Rescue are:
- “Best Overall Team” – Leicestershire FRS
- “Best Technical Team” – Leicestershire FRS
- “Best Medic” – James Stretton (Leicestershire FRS)
- “Best Command and Control” – Phil Clack (Hampshire FRS)
- Second overall – London FB
- Third overall – Hampshire FRS
- Fourth overall – Dorset & Wiltshire FRS
This event was sponsored by International Safety Components (ISC) , Checkmate Lifting & Safety and Fletcher Stewart (KASK Helmets).
ISC provided equipment for the event and sponsored both Hampshire and Leicestershire FRS.
Iain Ridehalgh (Sales UK & I) ISC responded to the news;
“Six months ago, the Leicester Team, under the command of Mark Edwards, set their sights on the number one slot”, said Iain. Their hard work has paid off and it was great to see the ISC gear in action with such a fantastically proficient rope team!”
Renewable Turbine Training would like to congratulate all those who took part and their hard work and professionalism. The hours of work at height training finally paid off.