SWFRS Bridgend Retain UK Extrication Title For The Sixth Time
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Bridgend Extrication Team remain the very best in the country after defending their U.K. Extrication Team title and winning for a sixth time.
The team fought off strong competition from teams across the UK on home soil at the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) Challenge in Cardiff Bay. The team also picked up Best UK Extrication Technical Team and Best UK Extrication Medic.
Hosted by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and drawing thousands to the iconic and sunny Cardiff Bay the event saw 600 firefighters battle it out in Trauma, Water, Extrication, Rope and Urban Search and Rescue challenges showcasing the very best in rescue skills and techniques.
Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway QFSM said, “I am inspired by the skill shown by all our teams and I congratulate them on their well-deserved success. These titles may be awarded through a competition but the skills on display are those that our firefighters use every day keeping the people of South Wales safe.
“All our teams continue to make us all very proud and I make my own special congratulations to all our teams that competed, who have dedicated their own time in preparing for this Challenge. I am especially proud of our Bridgend Extrication Team, this is the sixth time they have won this prestigious Challenge. Within the next few weeks they will depart to defend their World title in South Africa, and we wish them all the very best.”
Road Safety Wales sends congratulations to the Bridgend Extrication Team and wishes the team every success in defending their World Title on the 23-26 October.