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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.

We welcome you to the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation website, a quality resource for all UKRO stakeholders that includes new areas to support our continual push for Education and Skill Development as part of the World Rescue Organisation

UKRO Business Plan Launched

I am very pleased to announce the release of the new UKRO business plan which was officially launched at the Emergency Services Show 2014. Given the financial challenges many of us face it was vital that we set out clearly who we are, what we aim to achieve and how.  This then ensures we adopt a value added approach to any services who support UKRO and those organisations who look to sponsor and support us to ensure we remain a viable organisation.

Thanks to all volunteers within UKRO who ensure we continue to Advance Professional Rescue.

Please click the business plan cover to download the UKRO Business Plan.

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Events This Month - April, 2015

National Fire and Rescue Service Trauma Conference 2015

Monday 20th - 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.

Hampshire RTC and Trauma Regionally Competition

Saturday 25th - All Day
Saturday 25th April - Hampshire (RTC and Trauma)

West Midlands Trauma Challenge

Saturday 25th - 1:04 am
25th April - West Midlands Trauma Challenge.

To be held at 'Safeside'next door to WMFS HQ, Vauxhall Road, Birmingham.
Contact Andy Tite Andrewtite@wmfs.net

Future Events

West Midlands RTC Challenge 2015

Saturday 9th May 2015 - All Day
West Midlands RTC Challenge 2015

Date: Saturday 9th May 2015

Location: Hosted this year at Walsall Fire Station Blue Lane West Walsall, West Midland, WS2 8NU. involving 2 RTC Pits.

Contact email samantha.samuels@wmfs.net on number is 07583 787 497

Durham and Darlington Regional Challenge 2015

Saturday 9th May 2015 - All Day
9th May 2015

Extrication (2 pits) and Trauma (1 pit)Competition.

Bishop Auckland Community Fire Station


Andy Whitehead

District Manager

Wear and Tees District

Co Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue


01388 602643

07887 635767

Avon Heavy Rescue Challenge

Saturday 16th May 2015- 1:05 am
Avonmouth Fire Station. 2 pits,
10 teams max. Contact Gareth Lloyd - glloyd@ukro.org

Hereford and Worcester (RTC, Trauma and Water Rescue)

Saturday 6th June 2015 - All Day
Saturday 6th June - Hereford and Worcester (RTC, Trauma and Water Rescue)

To be held at Webbs of Wychbold, Worcester Rd, Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 0DG Contact Adrian Thompson AThompson@hwfire-org.uk

All Wales Extrication Challenge 27th June 2015

Saturday 27th June 2015 - All Day
Saturday 27th June 2015 - All Day
All Wales extrication challenge

To be held at:

Cardiff Gate Training and Development Centre

Old St Mellons



Contact Susanne Avery s-avery@southwales-fire.gov.uk

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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.