Road Crash Rescue Challenge

2021 Road Crash Rescue Challenge - Key Dates

About Road Crash Rescue

The Road Crash Rescue Challenge (RCR) has become one of our most important events, mirroring the increasing number of road incidents volunteers are being asked to attend. This is a unique learning opportunity to practice rescue and medical response skills in true-to-life scenarios.

Teams consist of six members, including a designated team leader and a medic and have to race against the clock to extricate and treat patients in simulated road crashes whilst being scored on their techniques.

You can also enter a 'Trauma only team' consisiting of two members to compete in the Trauma event only.

There are three surprise scenarios: Controlled, Time Critical and Entrapped. To assist in training for the event, rules and other resources are available to download on this page.

National and Regional RCR Challenges take place and are run in accordance with the rules and guidelines laid out by the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are no longer providing funding for teams to attend the Australasian Rescue Challenge. The UFBA and Fire and Emergency NZ are working hard to find an alternative means of securing funding going forward.


2018 Road Crash Rescue Challenge Registration Pack
Download File (pdf, 757KB, last modified February 13 2018)
2019 ARRO Rules - Adjustments from UFBA Technical Panel
Download File (pdf, 784KB, last modified November 14 2019)
2019 ARRO Trauma Rules - March 2019
Download File (pdf, 582KB, last modified November 14 2019)
ARRO Assessor Guides 2017
Download File (pdf, 467KB, last modified February 27 2018)
ARRO Medical Assessor Guide and Score Sheet Nov 2016
Download File (pdf, 55KB, last modified February 27 2018)
UFBA Equipment Request Form
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21 May
2020 Combined Road Crash Rescue Challenge
84 Lunns Road, Christchurch
20 Jul
2017 Australasian Rescue Challenge
Claudelands, Hamilton
21 Jul


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