Firefighters from Hampshire will represent UK at world challenge

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
 at the Southsea Village in Palmerston Road Picture: Habibur Rahman

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FIREFIGHTERS from Hampshire Fire and Rescue will represent the UK at a World Rescue Challenge event in Brazil next year.

The team including Gary Cross from Fareham Fire Station and Brian Saunders from Cosham Fire Station qualified for the worlds after winning an extraction competition at the UK Rescue Challenge at the Gloucestershire. Group manager Jerry Leonard said: ‘To be crowned national champions is so rewarding for all the hard work and training that our firefighters do.’

The competition included challenges involving getting casualties out of mock collisions.