The World Rescue Challenge (WRC) will take centre stage in Luxembourg on 7-11 September, following the cancellation of last year’s event in Miami, Florida due to the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
The World Rescue Organisation (WRO) Executive and the North American Vehicle Rescue Association (NAVRA), organised a virtual event in November 2021. WRC2022, which features a Trauma and a Rescue Challenge, will take place at the headquarters of the Luxembourg Fire and Rescue Corps in September.
Trauma Challenge: The objective is to assist in developing trauma-related skills for firefighters and rescue workers, to deal successfully with the vast range of casualty-centered incidents.
Each team, consisting of two members of a fire and rescue service, will be assessed on their ‘lifesaving capabilities’ during two ten-minute, trauma-based scenarios. The teams must assess and treat live casualties that simulate life-threatening injuries such as fractures, massive bleeding and spinal/pelvic injuries.
Rescue Challenge: Designed to meet the replicate road rescue/extrication scenarios that emergency response crews may be called out to attend. It also gives teams an opportunity to demonstrate techniques and options to extricate casualties. Team performances are analysed over a series of scenarios, while learning and education in all facets of vehicle extrication is promoted.
The goal of a rescue/extrication challenge is to save the casualties from crashed vehicles. The assessors evaluate the team’s casualty-cantered and safe approach, their technical skills during the extrication and their communication skills.
Each six-member team (including team leader, medic and technical crew) will attend (1) Rapid scenario: one critical casualty; 10 minutes (2) Standard scenario: one trapped casualty; 20 minutes (3) Complex scenario: one critical casualty, one trapped casualty; 30 minutes.