Fire Rescue Challenge

130 teams from fire services all over the country have started competing in a two-day rescue challenge at Lincoln University.

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Car crash mocked up for rescue challenge

Car crash mocked up for rescue challenge Credit: ITV Calendar / James Webster

This is one of the mocked up car crashes which has been staged to test firefighters in a rescue competition taking place at Lincoln University. Teams have a fixed amount of time to make the scene safe and rescue a 'casualty' from the wreckage.

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Rescue challenge starts at Lincoln University

130 teams from fire services all over the country have started competing in a two-day rescue challenge at Lincoln University.

They are showing off their rescue skills in five different scenarios.

Here they are practising recovering casualties from confined spaces in a mocked up collapsed building:

Fire teams stage a confined space rescue Credit: ITV Calendar / James Webster

Another challenge sees teams competing to recover casualties who are injured while trapped at height on the side of a building.

With ladders not allowed they have no choice but to bring in extra ropes to reach those who are hurt and lower them to safety:

Fire teams stage a high level rescue Credit: ITV Calendar / James Webster
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