The international contest that took place in Poland chose the best first-aid team of 76 contestants from the Czech Republic, Serbia, Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. This country was represented by a team of four — a doctor, two paramedics and a driver.
The competition program consisted of very interesting and difficult tasks that were to be accomplished in conditions very close to real emergencies. The medics needed to do their best and show their practical professional skills when saving victims of road accidents, falls from a height and terrorist attacks. To get to drowning men medics were supposed to use twin-hull craft.
The first-aid teams needed to be determined and strong, as one of the situation envisaged an engine failure, and the team were to push the ambulance to the person in distress.
During the contests the jury paid attention not only to the professionalism of medics, but also to their equipment and ability to work as a team.
Vitebsk city first-aid-station team wins Cup for Professionalism at the V International Master-Class