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United Kingdom Rescue Organisation

UKRO is committed to improving rescue standards throughout the UK. Bringing together the UKs rescue services and developing their skills to serve the public.

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European Road Safety Charter

In 2008 the UKRO became a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter, displaying its commitment to raising rescue standards whilst seeking to improve road safety in areas of user behaviour, infrastructure and vehicle design. For further information on how you can get involved with the Charter please click the logo or contact the UKRO`s European Road Safety Team.

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Events This Month - August, 2014

POSTPONED - UKRO Challenge - Essex

Thursday 14th - 1:08 am
From Steve Apter Chair of UKRO

It is with regret that, following discussions with our colleagues in Essex Fire and Rescue Service, we have to announce the postponement of the UK Rescue Challenge in August.

Due to the ongoing dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and Government, further industrial action planned over the weekend of the challenge has meant that many teams would be unable to attend which makes the event unviable. These circumstances are out of the control of UKRO and Essex FRS.

This is of course highly disappointing not only to all those involved with the organisation but to all the teams and volunteers who have prepared and advanced their skills tirelessly as well as our sponsors.

We sincerely hope to be able to announce something soon regards a new date but at present we are unable to do so.

If you have any queries or questions please use the contacts on the web site and hopefully we will answer your questions.

On behalf of all in UKRO, thank you for your continued support and we sincerely hope to be giving more positive news soon.

Steve Apter, UKRO Chair

Chair: sapter@ukro.org
Secretary: ggoodman@ukro.org
Team Bookings: mmaggs@ukro.org
Education: afyfe@ukro.org
Logistics: bdunn@ukro.org
Assessors: klennon@ukro.org
LGV Vehicles: glloyd@ukro.org

Future Events

National Fire and Rescue Service Trauma Conference 2015

Monday 20th April 2015- 1:04 am
The 8th National Fire & Rescue Service Trauma Conference will be held on Monday 20th April 2015 at Park Inn Hotel in Telford. This popular study day which used to be held at West Midlands Fire Service moved to join the multi-disciplinary TraumaCare conference in 2014. This year some interesting talks included how to ventilate a patient effectively; the role of patient self-extrication; whether a Plan B is always necessary; up to date burn management; and pre-hospital amputation. The cost was 50 for the whole day. In 2015, there will again be medical speakers who are national experts in their fields talking about how you as a firefighter can impact on the trauma patients managment and survival. For further information (or if there is a specific medical topic you would like to see covered) please contact caroline.leech@uhcw.nhs.uk.

Latest Challenges

To all the teams that put themselves forward to show their skills, Merseyside 2013 was the ideal venue to display why the UK Fire Service is held in such high regard around the world.

All teams across the many disciplines, showed their qualities and performed with the utmost professionalism, and maintaining the unity of firefighters from all across the UK.

Please visit the archive section for more information on Merseyside 2013.