On September 27th 2018, The United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) Challenge crossed the Severn Bridge into the dragon’s lair of South Wales.


The event, ran until 29th September at the Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay, it was a chance for emergency services personnel to share techniques across all rescue disciplines:

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

Her UKRO Caerdydd 2018 UKRO Challenge Cardiff 2018 logoSWFRS Rescue Teams have had a long and successful history in competing at regional, national and world level; with the Bridgend Extrication Team currently being crowned world and UK champions in 2016 and 2017.

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 2018 Cardiff Challenge also brought added value for competitors and attending Service personnel with a comprehensive suite of education workshops and training events. It also presented a chance to engage with communities and share key safety messages.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were very proud to host the UKRO Challenge 2018 and welcomed teams from across the country.