National Rescue Challenge Being Hosted in Sligo

National Rescue Challenge Being Hosted in Sligo

The National Road Traffic Collision (RTC) and Trauma Challenge will be held on Saturday 6th April in Sligo Fire Station.

The event provides a unique opportunity to showcase the professional knowledge, skill and competencies of emergency services personnel, focusing  on the key areas of RTC rescue and First Responder medical intervention.

This is the 11th year of the challenge, with competing teams from across the country representing the various emergency disciplines:

  • Fire Services
  • Civil Defence
  • National Ambulance Service
  • Garda Siochána
  • Order of Malta

The Road Safety Authority will also attend with their roadshow vehicle.  There is an international flavour to the occasion with teams from Barcelona and Valladolid in Spain and Albufera in Portugal. 

There will be a competitive edge to the programme, with the top Irish teams on the day going on to represent Ireland at the ‘World Rescue Challenge 2019’ which will be held in La Rochelle, France in September

The challenge gets underway at 7am on Saturday morning and will conclude at approximately 5.30pm.  It is open and free for the public to see their emergency services in action.