UKRO Challenge 2018 comes to Cardiff Bay

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

The event, which will run until 29 September in Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay, is a chance for emergency services personnel to share techniques across all rescue disciplines. It’s also fascinating to watch and the amphitheatre of the Plass, will ensure that visitors get a great view – plus there will be public participation and fun activities in the Safety Village.

The key elements of the event will include:
• Vehicle extrication
• Trauma care
• USAR (urban search & rescue)
• Rope rescue
• Water rescue

South Wales Fire Service 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 will also bring added value for competitors and attending Service personnel with a comprehensive suite of education workshops and training events. It also presents a chance to engage with our communities and share key safety messages.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is proud to host the UKRO Challenge 2018 and we look forward to welcoming teams from across the country.