This year’s National Rescue Challenge returns on Saturday 22 April, and will be hosted by Rescue Organisation Ireland in partnership with Kildare Fire Service at Newbridge Fire Station. It follows last year’s successful event which was held at Newcastle Aerodrome in Co. Wicklow on 25 June 2022, following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the only event in Ireland where domestic and international emergency services share their skills and compete in the two crucial disciplines of patient care. The national event will provide several different learning opportunities, including the CPR Challenge, in partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation and CFR Ireland, which is free and open to the general public.
Rescue Organisation Ireland (ROI), a voluntary organisation and a registered charity, was founded in 2008 by members of Ireland’s fire and emergency services to improve, update and standardise the training of emergency services personnel, in particular firefighters, who regularly respond and deal with road traffic collisions on Ireland’s roads.