Adrenaline packed challenges, daring James Bond style rescues, hundreds of firefighters from across the world, London's fittest firefighter competition - the World Rescue Challenge will have it all, says London Fire Brigade.

The WRC, which is being billed as the 'Firefighter Olympics,' is a free event and is being held at ExCeL London, which is an Olympic venue. It will see teams of firefighters from across the globe competing to see which country has the world's top rescuers. Crews will compete to see who can rescue people from crashed cars the quickest; perform first aid on accident victims in the most effective way, and will even feature a parachutist crash landing in the docks outside, only to be rescued by firefighting rescue teams on speedboats.

The event will be great for families said a Brigade spokesperson as it will also feature 'Community Safety World,' which has a life-size hazard house where children can learn about fire safety, meet firefighters, and be introduced to special fire dogs. Visitors can practice penalty shoot outs with West Ham United, watch the Brigade's rapping firefighters perform, and see what happens when you throw water on a deep fat fryer fire.

The World Rescue Challenge 2012 will take place at ExCeL London on from 18th to 21st October. For more information and apply for free tickets for the event visit:  

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 1325 by Andrew. Comment by emailing