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Battle in the Gorge Competition Aug 3-5 2018

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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:14 AM

Battle in the Gorge Competition will take place Aug 3-5 2018. Bridging the gap between training and the real World! This is a scenario based Fire and EMS competition. To register, go to . The following is from the competition web click the link to go there for additional information.


"Battle in the Gorge" 
August 3-5, 2018


A Scenario Based EMS Competition and Fire Fighter Challenge


Bridging the Gap between training and the real world!


In an effort to create a new legacy of recognizing the greatness in Fire and EMS in WV; we have formed and are hosting a scenario based competition.  This competition will highlight participant's ability to treat and or rescue ill and injured personnel.

Legacy from the past "talk about" the WV Fire Fighter Competition Scenarios and what they have gained from it.  We as a group of dedicated professionals would like to invite any agency that expresses interest in attending this competition to check out our site and plan to attend!

Many of us gained respect for the industry, solidified our dedication to this business and enjoyed earning a trophy at the  event's commencement.  We would like to create a new era of trophy winners.


Advantages of Competitions such as this:


  • Given a unique set of challenges participants will successfully demonstrate and or be shown how to sucessfully accomplish the incident.  Responders gain the confidence to make educated decisions based on experiences at the competition.


  • It's always beneficial to discuss various topics during official and unofficial training sessions, but there comes a certain point where the actions must be demonstrated to gain confidence and to determine the best procedures.  This competition reinforces this theory.


  • Responders become extremely proficient in both basic and advanced skills. These skills allow them to not only feel confident but also perform at a higher level. Smaller details can usually be overcome in simple scenarios, but when dealing with complex scenarios, every detail counts.


  • Participating in complex scenarios prepares responders to deal with the shock that sometimes is associated with the first impression of an incident. This allows responders to immediately begin working toward the strategy and tactics necessary to successfully mitigate the incident.


  • Scenario-based competition is simply more fun. Responders learn more when they're having fun, and scenario-based training teaches them to learn from their mistakes


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