The Festival of Rescue Returns
The Festival of Rescue returned over the weekend (17th and 18th September) and after a challenging two days our South Wales Fire and Rescue Teams have returned with an outstanding result.
The event saw 300 competitors from 25 UK Fire and Rescue Services showcase their lifesaving skills in and around the River Tyne. The 67 entered teams battled it out across five key disciplines – going head-to-head, to be crowned the very best in their field.
The five disciplines included:
1st Place – South Wales FRS (Bridgend) Best Overall Team
1st Place – South Wales FRS (Bridgend) Best Incident Commander (Roger Magan)
3rd Place – South Wales FRS (Bridgend) Best Medical Team (Leslie Evans & Rob Buckley)
Heavy Rescue Challenge
3rd Place – Suffolk FRS & South Wales FRS (Porthcawl)
Rope Rescue Challenge
1st Place – South Wales FRS Best Overall Team
1st Place – South Wales FRS Best Incident Commander (Emma Atcherley)
1st Place – South Wales FRS Best Medical Team (Paul Turner)
1st Place – South Wales FRS Best Technical
2nd Place – South Wales FRS Best Overall Team (Nathan Moyle & Rob Buckley)
An outstanding result from continuous dedication, preparation and training.
Group Manager, Shaun Moody said:
‘We are incredibly honoured to have taken part in this year’s Festival of Rescue. The unique event celebrates the skills and dedication of Fire and Rescue Services across the UK. The festival provides a national stage to shine a spotlight on to those specialist disciplines that prove critical during real life incidents and emergencies. I am immensely proud of our achievements during the action packed weekend, a truly outstanding results from continuous dedications, preparation and training. A big congratulations to all other Services Teams who took part in this year’s challenge as we look forward to competing next year.”
Full list of winners and runners up can be found here – ukro.org/?page_id=1691