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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.

I am delighted to become the new Chairman of UKRO and pay tribute to Steve Apter, our former chair for all the leadership and commitment he has provided our great organisation over the last 24 years. My thanks also to South Wales for what was a dazzling challenge in Cardiff this year, as we look to the 2019 national we take away some great memories and new ideas which ensures the UKRO rescue challenge remains the premier event for technical rescue within the UK. Already our committee has started to move their thoughts to the 2019 event being hosted by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

As ever the UKRO could not operate without the support of all its volunteers, patrons, business partners and sponsors, I look forward to working with those dedicated people in the coming years to advance professional rescue, providing the beneficial impact of our charity to the UK and world, making people safer. 

Neil Odin (Chair, UKRO)

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If you are interested in hosting the 2020 UKRO
Challenge, please contact Guy Goodman


The FPHC RCSED is pleased to support the endeavours in Pre Hospital Care training of this organisation

Your Events

Events This Month - June, 2019

|Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Regional Extrication Challenge

Saturday 8th - All Day
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Regional Extrication Challenge (2 pits and up to 14 teams)

Saturday 8th June 2019

Bury Training & Safety Centre, Hinds Lane, Bury BL8 2AL

Contact Tom Weate weatetr@manchesterfire.gov.uk

Or Ian Melville melvilli@manchesterfire.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Regional Challenge

Saturday 15th - All Day
Lincolnshire Regional Challenge will be held at Waddington Training Facility on the 15th June 2019

9.00 start - this will be for both extrication and trauma challenges
For further information please contact:
andy.dixon@lincoln.fire-uk.org  Tel 07920708060 

Future Events

Durham and Darlington Regional Challenge 2019

Saturday 13th July 2019 - All Day
Durham and Darlington Regional Challenge will take place on Saturday 13th July 2019.

The challenge will include Extrication and Trauma disciplines.

For further information please contact:

Jonathan Robinson on jrobinson@ddfire.gov.uk

The event will be held at:

Bowburn South Industrial Estate, Bowburn, County Durham, DH6 5AD

Avon Heavy Rescue, USAR and Trauma Challenge 2019, 20th July, Hicks Gate Fire Stn

Saturday 20th July 2019 - All Day
Avon Heavy Rescue, USAR and Trauma Challenge 2019,

Will be held on 20th July, at Hicks Gate Fire Stn

For further information please contact Gareth Lloyd

Email: Lee.rogers@avonfire.gov.uk

Scottish Rescue Challenge

Friday 23rd August 2019 - All Day
Water and Extrication Challenge full details to follow

Scottish Rescue Challenge

Saturday 24th August 2019 - All Day
Water and Extrication Challenge Full details to follow

West Midlands Trauma and Extrication Challenge

Wednesday 18th September 2019 - All Day
West Midlands RTC and Trauma Challenge 2019
When - 18th & 19th September 2019
Where - The Emergency Services Show

West Midlands Fire Service are holding their Extrication Challenge (2 Pits) and Trauma Challenge on the 18th & 19th September 2019.

The venue will be at The Emergency Services Show, NEC, Birmingham
B90 1NT

For Further Information Contact:

Trauma Challenge - sacha.quinney@wmfs.net  or telephone 07973 810142
Extrication Challenge - martin.mcmanus@wmfs.net


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