Malaga firefighters win international rescue competition in Sevilla

Malaga firefighters win international rescue competition in Sevilla. image: junta de andalucia

Malaga City Fire Department wins an international rescue competition in Sevilla

As reported in a statement from Malaga City Council, the Royal Fire Department of Malaga City has won the ‘Sevilla Rescue Great Day 2021’. This is an international competition that brings together rescue teams at the highest level, which has been held since 2015 in the city of Sevilla. The Malaga firefighters walked away with first place.

It takes place over 2 days, during which the organisers arrange for the teams to carry out real rescues in different locations around the city. In this year’s event, there were five different tests, offering varying scenarios, arranged on the Isla de la Cartuja, plus four more in various areas of the city.

Participating teams had to use their professional skills and techniques to solve the problems they were presented with, in the shortest time possible. While conducting the fictitious ‘rescues’, the firefighters had to display full maxims of security towards each other, and to the extras who assumed the roles of ‘victims’.

Malaga was victorious out of sixteen teams

Out of the 16 fire brigades taking part in this 2021 edition, the RC Fire Department of Malaga City Council finished up victorious. In second place came Gravitat from Barcelona, followed by Rescuind from Valencia, then the team from Porto in Portugal.

According to the organisers, for next year’s event, there are already rescue teams from different countries such as Canada, Slovenia, France, England, the United States, and Italy, interested in participating in the ‘Sevilla Rescue Great Day from 2022 ‘, as reported by


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