2016 World Rescue Challenge

Fever trees along Carl Cronje Drive.

A team of Cape Town firefighters came 18th in the five-day 2016 World Rescue Challenge, in Brazil. Competitors raced the clock in car-crash simulations to rescue a patient without causing further harm. The seven team members work at Goodwood, Hout Bay, Roeland Street, Strand and Milnerton fire stations. South Africa will host the competition in 2018. Back, from left, are firefighters Keenan Walters, Kirk Wernars and Gershwin Cloete. Front, from left, are station commander Warren Sam from Goodwood fire station, platoon commander Morne Haskell, divisional commander Arlene Wehr, station commander Virgel Cloete and senior firefighter Micheal Gardiner.