Organised by the World Rescue Organisation (WRO), this year’s World Rescue Challenge will be hosted by the Portuguese Rescue Organisation – Associação Nacional de Salvamento e Desencarceramento (ANSD) – on Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal on 5-9 November.
The WRO was established in 1999 to provide a platform for rescue and medical personnel from around the world to develop their skills and capability when responding to post-crash incidents, and it set up the ‘World Rescue Challenge’ concept as a result.
In a statement on the WRO website, Paul Schroeder, Chair of the World Rescue Organisation, said: “The innovative ‘rescue challenge ‘concept is unique in terms of mobilising a wide spectrum of rescue and medical personnel with varying skill sets, to collaborate in the development of best practice, casualty centred rescue and care through the delivery of safe and efficient interventions.
“The overall aim of the international organisation is to work with partners in developing enhanced proficiency in rescue techniques, incident management and medical care, the introduction of multi-agency casualty cantered approach to all post-crash incidents and the development of partnerships at national and international levels.”
As a Level 1 member of the World Rescue Orgnanisation, Ireland is scheduled to host the World Rescue Challenge in 2028, after first hosting the event in Cork in 2010.
For further information and updates visit www.wrescue.org/News-Stories/WRO-Challenges