Episode 29 - 2022 IRECA 4 Person Competition



In this CMC Podcast, recorded in 2022, we spoke with IRECA board members Obie Cambrie and Byrd Reed about the history of IRECA, how IRECA has evolved over the years, and what participants can expect going into IRECA.

IRECA was founded in 1948 and stands for the International Rescue and Emergency Care Association. IRECA holds competitions for First Responders, EMTs, and Technical Rescue. IRECA also holds competitions for ALS and Vehicle Extrication challenges.

To learn more about IRECA and/or the competitions they hold please visit: https://www.ireca.org/

Overheard this episode:

3:52 “You show up and bad things happen and you have to fix it”

13:26 “We want you to learn”

15:57 “We’re not building you a trap; you’re the trap”

26:03 “This is a safe place to stress your team and make them problem solve”

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Important Warning

  • Many of the activities discussed in this podcast pose a very substantial risk of serious injury or death.
  • Products and techniques discussed in this podcast are intended for use by specially trained professionals.
  • Technical rescue, rappelling, climbing and the training involved are very hazardous activities. Each situation has its own unique conditions and must be evaluated by those present. Effective risk management comes from experience, proper training and good personal judgment.
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