South Yorkshire's six star fire service.(News)

South Yorkshire Fire Service has the best road accident rescue team in the world ... and that's official. The six-strong crew beat-off strong competition from the world's best firefighters to win the World Extrication Challenge and serve up an appertiser for this year's World Firefighters Games, which they are hosting with Humberside (see FireSport).

The group not only won the main team event at the World Extraction Challenge, but also won the Best Team Leader and Best Medic awards.

During the three-day challenge in Devon, 21 teams participated in three different exercises. The accidents were replicated from reports of actual real-life crashes. More than 90 scrap cars were used during the challenge. …

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