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Welcome to Australasian Rescue Challenge New Zealand 2017 (ARC17)

Volunteer ‘casualties’ wanted

 The United Fire Brigades’ Association of New Zealand (UFBA) is hosting the 2017 Australasian Rescue Challenge at Claudelands in Hamilton from 20-23 July.

Our firefighters help to rescue people from road crashes every day. At this Rescue Challenge, firefighters from across Australasia will compete against colleagues from around the world to enhance their extrication and medical skills. They need volunteers to act as casualties so they can practice rescuing people! Find out more about volunteering as a casualty and register here

The Challenge

The traditional 3 class Extrication Challenge (EC), the Trauma Challenge (TC) and the highly regarded ARRO Learning Symposium (starting at 08.00hrs Thursday 20 July) are on again at the Australasian Rescue Challenge from 20-23 July in Hamilton, New Zealand. See more about the Challenge


The Challenge is on at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand.  Located 17 minutes from Hamilton International Airport and 1 hour 20 minutes from Auckland International Airport, the Event Centre provides the perfect location. Find out more


Registration is completely online. See more about registering – Registration closes 16 June 2017