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2018 Water Rescue Challenge

The Aim of this Challenge is to provide an opportunity for Water Rescue personnel representing their respective Fire and Rescue Services, to come together and display their skills and abilities during the two days of the challenge.

A key aspect of the Challenge is to provide an opportunity that will also allow skills and techniques to be shared between the attending teams.  This will allow each individual to work with and learn from their peers, allowing personnel the opportunity to further develop their personal and team-skills and knowledge, ensuring FRS personnel are able to utilise various rescue techniques within the Flood and Swift Water environments.  

Challenge Days 1 and 2 will be delivered utilising both the moving water environment within Cardiff International White Water Centre, also the static water basin at Cardiff Bay. (see above)

Following the successful introduction of Education Workshops last year at Humberside, Water Rescue will be delivering a Pre-Challenge Education Workshop on Thursday 27th September, beginning at 10:00. The water workshops will be held at Cardiff International White Water Centre, Cardiff Bay.

This will be Practical elements delivered during this Education Workshop, and will provide all attending personnel with the opportunity for their continuous professional development.

The topics being delivered are;

  • Rescue from a Building using a Boat (One (1) hour of input),

  • Rescue from a Vehicle (One (1) and a half hours of input),

  • Trauma Care and Transportation of Casualties (One (1) hour of input),

  • Strainers (Forty (40) minutes of input),

  • Swiftwater Swim Techniques (Forty (40) minutes of input),

  • Flipping and Righting Boats (Forty (40) minutes of input), and

  • Paddle Boat Handling (One (1) hour of input).

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