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World Rescue Challenge ending on Saturday

World Rescue Challenge ending on Saturday

Clearwater is the host city for the 2013 World Rescue Challenge.  It is the first time that this prestigious event is being held in the United States.  The Challenge began on October 27th and ends tomorrow, November 2, 2013.

The World Rescue Challenge is an event organized by the North American Vehicle Rescue Association (NAVRA).  It is being held at both the Clearwater Harborview Center and Coachman Park.  It is a free event and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Firefighters and medical rescuers from all over North America and the world are taking part in this event.  It includes the “World Auto Extrication Challenge” and the “World Trauma Challenge”.

This is a great opportunity to watch our first responders dismantle a vehicle using powerful extrication tools with surgical precision.  In many real life situations, expeditious safe removal of the injured from the vehicle is essential.

The final round of the extrication challenge will be Saturday from 8am-3pm at the Harborview Center.  In addition, a demonstration by the US Coast Guard be over Clearwater Bay at 2pm and the Pinellas County Technical Rescue Team will be at Coachman park at 3pm.

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