NSW STATE
ROAD CRASH RESCUE
CHALLENGE

STRONGER TOGETHER

About & Synopsis

The NSW State Road Crash Challenge is designed to replicate road crash rescue scenarios and enable emergency crews to hone their lifesaving skills. The Challenge will evaluate the current capabilities of NSW SES volunteers, FRNSW firefighters and other state rescue agencies in road crash rescue and related activities in a multi-agency response environment.

This challenge will involve up to 16 primary teams with the majority of teams from NSW SES and FRNSW. There will be an opportunity for additional (secondary) teams to attend the Workshops, Symposium, Trauma Challenge, CPR Master Class, Firefighter Down Drills and Industrial Domestic Rescue scenario.

  • Entrapment – two concurrent pits with one for NSW SES and one for FRNSW – The primary teams will complete these scenarios. This pit will operate on day 1 only
  • Time Critical/Controlled - two concurrent pits with one for NSW SES and one for FRNSW - The primary teams will complete these scenarios. This pit will operate on day 2 only.
  • Trauma challenge – one pit operating throughout the weekend with primary and secondary teams being able to participate.
  • CPR masterclass – one pit operating throughout the weekend with primary and secondary teams being able to participate.
  • Workshop – one pit operating throughout the weekend with primary and secondary teams being able to participate.

There will be two additional pits which will have agency-specific scenarios. The FRNSW pit will have a Firefighter Down Scenario and the NSW SES pit will have an Industrial Domestic Rescue Scenario. Secondary teams will be able to compete in these two additional pits.

A day-long symposium will be conducted prior to the commencement of the Challenge that will provide an opportunity for all participants and others to receive some professional development in road rescue related skill areas. The symposium will have a mix of theory and practical sessions.

The official opening of the Challenge is scheduled for Saturday morning, before competition begins.

In addition to the Challenge, we are planning to have one casual functions; a casual networking function on Saturday night in Batemans Bay that will include informal dinner and an opportunity for participants and support members to network.

The presentation of awards for the Challenge will be virtual. It will be streamed on the Tuesday evening following the Challenge.

Upcoming Events

05 - 07 MAY 2023

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2024

Southern NSW

2025

Western NSW

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Event Overview

Entrapped Rescue

Objective

To demonstrate primary hydraulic rescue tool use for access, release, and removal of a physically trapped casualty

Time

• Pit equipment inspection 10 minutes
• Isolation for scenario construction 20 - 25 minutes
• Undertake scenario 30 minutes
• Make up pit 5 minutes
• Debrief from assessors up to 10 minutes

Complexity

• Manikin (simulated live) – entrapped by vehicle/prop and/or injury
• Some injuries treatable in vehicle
• Entrapped vehicle plus props

Phases & Assessment

Sufficient space will need to be created for medical intervention and casualty release/packaging reflective to their mechanism of injury

To achieve success teams should work within the full three phases of vehicle extrication rescue to affect a thorough release and removal of the casualty

Phase 1. Casualty Access/Space creation
Phase 2. Physical extrication options/plan
Phase 3. Final casualty pathway

Challenge Rules
Score Guide - Command
Score Guide - Technical
Score Guide - Medical

Controlled Rescue

Objective

To demonstrate the access, release and removal of a casualty/s trapped by injury entrapment and / or limb entrapment

Time

• Pit equipment inspection 10 minutes
• Isolation for scenario construction 20 - 25 minutes
• Undertake scenario 30 minutes
• Make up pit 5 minutes
• Debrief from assessors up to 10 minutes

Complexity

Two casualties, either manikin and / or live, both treated as conscious and confined to vehicle or immediate impact area. Some injuries treatable at scene. Single or multiple vehicles plus props.

Phases & Assessment

Teams are expected to tirage the casualties and identify the medical priority for extrication. This should be recognised within the size up process. To achieve success teams will need to work efficiently and manage all the resources at their disposal to complete extrication of all casualties within the available time frame.

Challenge Rules
Score Guide - Command
Score Guide - Technical
Score Guide - Medical

Workshop Pits

Pits will be available for competing teams and teams that are not included in the rescue events

Teams will be scheduled to pits with teams of equal experience being able to practice using rescue equipment

The pits will be managed by equipment suppliers FRSA and PT Lucas

Each pit will measure about 20x20m

2 x 30-minute slots will be scheduled for all teams

Trauma Challenge

The Trauma Challenge is a two person, medically focused, 15-minute event. Each two-person team will participate once. Teams that are not entered in the vehicle rescue events will be able to enter a team in the trauma challenge

Challenge Rules
Challenge Score Guide

CPR Challenge

A 10-minute event where teams will be judged on how well they administer CPR to a mannequin. Scoring will be through an electronic device attached to the mannequin

Challenge Rules

Firefighter Down Challenge

The FCA will introduce new events that all firefighting teams can compete in

The object of the Firefighter Down Challenge is to recover and assist a fire attack crew member experiencing a medical condition inside a building

A crew of four firefighters will be deployed to extinguish a fire in a ground floor building. The crew will be using a class 2 pumper (or similar appliance) and a hose line of two lengths of 38mm flaked hose with shut off branch attached

Firefighter Down Challenge Rules

Supporters

The organisers would like to thank our key supporters for their continued and valued support of the event

PT Rescue

Fire Rescue Safety Australia

MSA Safety Inc.

Firefighters Mutual Bank

Chubb United Technologies

Waterous

Solberg Foams

Fire Brigade Employees Union

Matthews Fire Alarm

Alexander Perrie & Co.

SEM Fire and Rescue

BlazeTamer

Magnum Boots

Crusader Hose

Tyrepower

Hella Group

Results

Werribee - CFA

(FRNSW Category)

  • Controlled Rescue - 1st Place
  • Entrapped Rescue - 1st Place
  • Trauma Challenge - 2nd Place
  • Industrial / Domestic Rescue - 2nd Place
  • CPR Challenge - 2nd Place
  • Firefighter Down Challenge - 1st Place
  • Overall FRNSW - 1st Place
  • Overall Combined - 1st Place

Port Stephens - SES

(SES Category)

  • Entrapped Rescue - 3rd Place
  • Industrial / Domestic Rescue - 1st Place
  • CPR Challenge - 1st Place
  • Overall SES - 1st Place
  • Overall Combined - 2nd Place

Ulladulla - FRNSW

(FRNSW Category)

  • Controlled Rescue - 2nd Place
  • Entrapped Rescue - 2nd Place
  • Industrial / Domestic Rescue - 3rd Place
  • Firefighter Down Challenge - 2nd Place
  • Overall FRNSW - 2nd Place
  • Overall Combined - 3rd Place

Port Macquarie - SES

(SES Category)

  • Trauma Challenge - 3rd Place
  • Overall SES - 2nd Place

Forster - FRNSW

(FRNSW Category)

  • Controlled Rescue - 3rd Place
  • Firefighter Down Challenge - 3rd Place
  • Overall FRNSW - 3rd Place

Hawkesbury - SES

(SES Category)

  • Overall SES - 3rd Place

Dubbo - FRNSW

(FRNSW Category)

  • Trauma Challenge - 1st Place

Region South 2 - FRNSW

(FRNSW Category)

  • CPR Challenge - 3rd Place
  • Spirit of the Challenge

Batesmans Bay - SES

(SES Category)

  • Spirit of the Challenge