Command Assessors from Rescue Organisation Ireland at WRC 2019 (Image courtesy of Declan Keogh,

The year’s World Rescue Organisation (WRO) Challenge, which was due to take place in Miami, has been moved back to November 2021, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

It means that all subsequent competitions will also be moved back by one year; with the event now taking place in Luxembourg in 2022; Spain in 2023 and Portugal in 2024.

According to the WRO, due to the ongoing pandemic of #COVID19, the World Rescue Challenge 2020 Miami has been rescheduled to take place on 2-7 November 2021.

In a statement, the WRO said: “We agree with our colleagues in the US that this is the correct action. The Executive Committee recognises why we have made this difficult decision, our priority will always be the safety of our attendees.

“Teams are working around the clock right now to keep our communities safe across the globe, which makes it nearly impossible to train for #WRC. Thank you to all teams for your continued commitment to save lives daily, and we will see you in 2021.”