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Festival of rescue

30th Sept - 1st Oct 2022

Smithfield, Birmingham

In association with

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The leading rescue
competition in the UK

And YOU'RE invited!

West Midlands Fire Service is super-proud to host this year's 'Festival of Rescue' for the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO)!

Join us at Smithfield in the centre of Birmingham on Fri 30 Sept and Sat 1 Oct between 8am-5pm - no tickets required, just turn up on the day!

Hundreds of firefighters from across the UK and beyond will be competing to be crowned 'best of the best' in a range of rescue skills:

  • Rope rescue (at the nearby 'The Forum' building and other city sites)
  • Cutting people out of crashed vehicles (extrication)
  • Treating injured people (trauma)
  • Search and rescue

But that's not all! For the first time, the festival will also include challenges for Fire Cadets and the UK's Fittest Firefighter contest.

Not forgetting our water rescue challenges - at The Lloyds in Ironbridge on 30 Sept and at Bartley Sailing Club, Bartley Green, Birmingham on 1 Oct.

Other attractions at Smithfield will include fairground rides, discounted food, fire engines and lots more to do and see.

And if you keep your eyes on the sky on the Saturday, you'll see the world-famous 'Red-Devils', the British Army's parachute display team quite literally dropping in! (Exact times times to be confirmed - watch this space!)

We'll be updating this website with lots more info over the next few weeks - for those taking part in the competitions and visitors.

Give us a follow on social media, too!

We're ready. Are YOU?

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Festival of rescue

29th Sept - 1st Oct 2022

Smithfield, Birmingham

In association with

babcock logo
MSA logo

You want...
Excitement?  ✅
Drama?  ✅
Free entry?  ✅
we've got you covered!

And YOU'RE invited!

West Midlands Fire Service is super-proud to host this year's 'Festival of Rescue' for the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO)!

Join us at Smithfield in the centre of Birmingham on Fri 30 Sept and Sat 1 Oct between 8am-5pm.

Hundereds of firefighters from across the UK and beyond will be competing to be crowned 'best of the best' in a range of rescue skills:

  • Rope rescue (at the nearby 'The Forum' building and other city sites)

  • Cutting people out of crashed vehicles (extrication)

  • Treating injured people (trauma)

  • Search and rescue

But that's not all! For the first time, the festival will also include challenges for Fire Cadets and the UK's Fittest Firefighter contest.

Not forgetting our water rescue challenges - at The Lloyds in Ironbridge on 30 Sept and at Old Turn Junction behind Birmingham's Sea Life centre on 1 Oct.

Other attractions at Smithfield will include fairground rides, discounted food, fire engines and lots more to do and see.

And if you keep your eyes on the sky on the Saturday, you'll see the world-famous 'Red-Devils', the British Army's parachute display team quite literally dropping in! (Exact times times to be confirmed - watch this space!)

We'll be updating this website with lots more info over the next few weeks - for those taking part in the competitions and visitors.

Give us a follow on social media, too!

We're ready. Are YOU?

The leading rescue
competition in the UK

Festival of Rescue

Click here to find out more about the West Midlands Fire Service Festival of Rescue!

Summer of Rescue

Click here to find out more about the West Midlands Fire Service Summer of Rescue!

Featured news

Sponsored by

In association with

Join the conversation

#FestivalofRescue

#SummerofRescue

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