Hampshire firefighters take top spot

Hampshire firefighters won a world challenge
Hampshire firefighters won a world challenge
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FIREFIGHTERS from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have scooped a major honour.

After battling against teams from all over the world in road traffic collision scenarios, the team took the World Extrication winner’s title, beating a team from County Carlow, Ireland, and a team from Valencia, Spain.

To add to the list of achievements, the Hampshire team also brought home the titles of Best Overall World Extrication Team Leader, Best Overall World Extrication Team Medic and Best Overall World Extrication Limited Tools Challenge.

The team took second place in the challenges for Best Technical Team and Best Trauma Team, beaten by a team from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Hampshire’s extrication team leader Lee Havey said: ‘It is absolutely fantastic to take away the winner’s title.

‘We’re very confident in our firefighters’ abilities when they attend road traffic collisions and now that we have been crowned world champions. It just shows that what we do, we do very well.’