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Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Vehicle Extrication and Trauma Team


Hampshire first entered into the arena of vehicle extrication challenges in 1985 and in 2010 celebrated 25 years of competitive rescue.

Extrication team members

This highly successful team has won awards at all levels of competition including Double World Champions, European Champions, National Trauma Champions as well as being World Ambassadors to the Fire and Rescue Services . The team has a reputation that shares their knowledge with the motto “Sharing Skills – Saving Lives”.

In 2006 the team entered into the fire service trauma challenge arena. The trauma two person team developed a level of expertise that has been very successful at regional, national and international Level .

In 2009, the team expanded to a full squad of 12 members. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) Extrication and Trauma Team is made up of core rescue training staff, both central and group based, alongside operational firefighters serving in both wholetime (fulltime) and retained (part-time) duty systems from across the entire county.

The team forms part of the Service Delivery Directorate and is integral in evaluating techniques and reviewing new equipment in the development of HFRS road traffic collision response strategies and policies.

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The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Extrication and Trauma Team operates through generous corporate sponsorship, this year the following companies are proud to support the team's efforts:

For further general information you can visit (opens a new window) or (opens a new window) or for more direct enquiries, please contact the Team Liaison Officer, Steve Barrow at