National Challenges News

Register to participate at Festival of Rescue 2022

Registration to participate at this year’s national challenge opens from 5th May to 17th June 2022.

West Midlands Fire Service will be hosting this year’s UKRO National Challenge. Festival of Rescue 2022 will take place at Smithfield, Birmingham from 29th Sept to 1st Oct.

We hope to see you there!

News Regional Challenges

UPDATE: Avon Regional Challenge 2022

We are pleased to announce the Avon Regional Challenge 2022 will be held on 14th June 2022. The venue is Hicks Gate Fire Station.

All teams are welcome to participate or attend. Please contact Lee Rogers at

UPDATE: Please note the date has changed from the previous date of 22nd June.

News Regional Challenges

County Durham and Darlington FRS Regional Challenge 2022

We are pleased to announce the County Durham and Darlington FRS Regional Challenge 2022 will be held on 13th August 2022. The venue is CDDFRS Training Centre, Bowburn South Industrial Estate, Bowburn, Co, Durham DH6 5AD.

All teams are welcome to participate or attend. Please contact Jonner Robinson at or 01388 602643 to participate.

Cost for teams to participate is £300.

Competition Info News Regional Challenges

All Wales and Regional Extrication and Trauma Challenge 2022

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting an all Wales and regional extrication and trauma challenge on Saturday 2nd April 2022.

Venue: Cardiff Gate Training and Development Centre, Church Road, Cardiff, CF3 6YA

Extrication teams and trauma teams from around the UK will compete and be assessed in devised challenge scenarios.

Please note there are limited spaces available. For further information please contact: Susanne Avery, Event Co-ordinator

02nd Feb 2022 UPDATE: Extrication challenge places are now full, however competitor placements for the trauma challenge are available


Welcome aboard Andy!

UKRO is pleased to announce Andy Dixon as the new Director of Rescue Challenges. Andy has been associated with UKRO for many years and after serving as Interim Director for several months he has now been made permanent in role. Welcome aboard Andy!

National Challenges News

West Midlands Challenge 2020 Success

The West Midlands Fire Service Trauma and Extrication Challenge came to a close on Saturday 10th October following three weeks of competition.Both Challenges saw a total of 21 teams participate, with a fantastic 71% increase in new teams putting themselves forward.

 Thank you to everyone that competed, supported, and helped out.

Education News

UKRO to support FRS Training

The UKRO, with its charitable status, are looking to support Fire and Rescue Services across the UK through these challenging times with a cost covering access provision to the UKRO Academy.

The UKRO Academy will now be available, for a limited time only, on a ‘Pay as you Go’ basis. The intention is to support FRS’s who may be looking to provide alternative ways of training.

Access to the offer is available on the UKRO Academy website

All payments for access to the service will be made online through the Academy system.