|As a proud sponsor, Grundon would like to congratulate the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Extrication Team on the successful retention of their title at the World Rescue Challenge held earlier this week. Beating off stiff competition from as far away as Australia and Canada, the team added to their previous wins in this event in 2009 and 2011.|
The team competed against other fire-fighters in rescuing people from vehicles in a series of timed, simulated road traffic collisions at London’s ExCel Centre. The team also won best medic and best incident manager.
This latest win adds to the team’s successes earlier this year in achieving third overall in the National Challenge in August and also in the North American Challenge in September.
Olaf Baars, deputy chief fire officer, said: “There is a serious and very practical reason for taking part in these competitions. All of the advanced specialist skills the team learns through competing are built into the training that our firefighters put into practice in real life.”
It’s a reassuring thought for anyone who drives through Berkshire that, should the unthinkable happen and they become trapped in their car as a result, their rescue will be in the hands of the very best in the business.
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