National Rescue Challenge 2021

Festival of Rescue 2021

Organised by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Event date: 17th & 18th September 2021

Venue: NewcastleGateshead

Newcastle Gateshead to host Festival of Rescue this September!

The banks of the River Tyne displaying its world-famous array of beautiful bridges, stunning architecture, and cultural settings looks forward to becoming the impressive backdrop for this year’s spectacular UKRO (United Kingdom Rescue Organisation) showcase.

There will be a warm North East welcome for over 70 teams representing Fire Services from up and down the country as this September, 17th and 18th, NewcastleGateshead will host The Festival of Rescue.

This promises to be a true spectacle of resilience, expertise and full-on teamwork as firefighters and crews display their skills through a variety of specialist disciplines.


Visitors, residents, friends, family and colleagues will be cheering from the side lines as teams tackle the intense challenges put before them from the following five categories:

• Vehicle Extrication 
• Trauma Care
• Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)
• Rope Rescue
• Water Rescue

Register to compete or to attend a technical rescue workshop

Registration opens 1st July and closes on 31st July

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