Lichfield firefighters hoping to triumph in extrication challenge

Firefighters from Lichfield will be battling it out with others from across the country in an extrication challenge.

The event on Saturday (June 28) will see them take on crews from Eccleshall and Brewood, as well as teams from Essex, South Yorkshire and Oxfordshire.

They will be given a different car crash scenario complete with ‘trained’ casualties and a 20 minute window to release them from the vehicle.

Victory for the Lichfield crew would see them go into the national challenge later this year.

Trainer Tom Wheat said: “Although there is a competitive aspect to taking part in the challenge, the real reason for the event is to rehearse and demonstrate the life-saving skills that we put into practice on a daily basis when we attend road traffic collisions.

“The accuracy and speed of these skills is essential in order for us to continue to assist in reducing the number of deaths on our roads and to provide the best service possible for our community.”

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