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First Aid Convention in Europe (FACE) 2008

Published on 24/06/2008

More than 850 Red Cross representatives from 28 countries gathered in Liverpool last weekend to take part in Europe’s biggest first aid competition and enjoy a major conference.

The First Aid Convention in Europe (FACE08) took place in and around the University of Liverpool, which also gave attendees an opportunity to see the sights of this year’s European Capital of Culture. It was the second time the FACE event has been staged in the UK.

During the first aid competition on Saturday, 28 of the finest teams in Europe – from Norway to Ireland to Turkey – rolled up their sleeves to contest four coveted trophies. The Serbian Red Cross triumphed overall in the first aid competition, winning the award for the third year in a row.

Ken Sharpe, first aid technical support manager, said: “The competition was terrific. We’d paid particular attention this year to making the accident scenarios and injuries absolutely realistic, and I think that encouraged the competitors to raise their game even further.”


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