UKRO 2012: Rescue Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue – champions of the World Rescue Organisation’s 2011 European rescue challenge – will host this year’s prestigious United Kingdom Rescue Organisation national challenge. A series of rescue challenges entered by fire and rescue teams from across the county.
The event will be held in the lively heart of our historic and picturesque city, at Lincoln University, on the banks of the Brayford Pool – a prime location with views across the water to the historic Bail Gate and famous Cathedral – offering easy links to transport, accommodation, fine dining and the city centre.
And, making the most of this unique asset, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be hosting a water rescue challenge for competing teams as well as demonstrations for visitors on the Brayford Pool.Teams participating in the event will also compete in RTC extrication, trauma, rope and USAR challenges.
The opening ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday, 23 August, with challenges taking place throughout Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 August. A Chief Fire Officer’s Association Road Safety conference will be held in the EMMTEC building on the Lincoln University campus on Friday, followed by a conference/sponsor’s dinner at the Doubletree Hilton in the evening. The closing ceremony will be held on the evening of Saturday, 25 August.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue also plans to make the most of the UKRO 2012 challenge as a way of reaching out to the public.
A friendly open-day atmosphere will prevail, allowing for delivery of fire safety education and a chance for community engagement; the public will be able to observe firsthand the specialised and finely-honed technical skills demonstrated during the challenges. The public are welcome on site from 10am to 4pm on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is extremely enthusiastic about hosting the event and is looking forward to showcasing the magnificent mixture of modern and historic which makes up the city – as well as their skilled crews, state-of-the-art equipment and high standards of response.