Road-- crash he­roes

Costa Levante News - - FRONT PAGE - By Sa­man­tha Kett

Fire­fight­ers in Gandía have net­ted the world re­serve cham­pi­onship rank for their road-crash res­cue skills at the global fi­nal in Cape Town, South Africa.

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS in Gandía have net­ted the world re­serve cham­pi­onship rank for their road-crash res­cue skills at the global fi­nal in Cape Town, South Africa.

They trav­elled to the sub- trop­i­cal na­tion with the Va­len­cia pro­vin­cial brigade and com­peted along with 34 other teams from 14 coun­tries.

Their scores were the high­est ever achieved by a Span­ish fire brigade in the com­pe­ti­tion's 19-year his­tory.

Three el­e­ments to the com­pe­ti­tion tested their emer­gency res­cue skills, and Gandia took first place in the tech­ni­cal team cat­e­gory thanks to the ex­cel­lent per­for­mance by Ser­gio Gascó, Al­berto Pal­lás, José Ig­na­cio Prósper, Josep Mon­fort, first-aider Pe­dro Bar­ranco and fire chief Vi­cente Sala.

Tor­rent (L'Horta Oest) fire brigade came third in the world, and Gandia came sec­ond.

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