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Photos: Firefighters compete in World Rescue Challenge

Updated 4:54 PM ET, Thu October 18, 2012
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Members of the Fire Brigade participate in an extrication and trauma challenge during the World Rescue Challenge at the Excel Center on Thursday, October 18, in London. Firefighters from across the world are currently competing in the annual contest. The challenges consist of a series of emergency rescue scenarios and is the largest fire and rescue service challenge in the world. The contest ends October 20. Getty Images
Three-year-old Liam Fuller sits in a fire engine at the Excel Center on Thursday. Getty Images
Fire Officer Jim Gilbert and his fire service rescue springer spaniel Freddie, take a break ahead of a demonstration. Getty Images
Members of the Urban Search and Rescue unit saw through wood during a demonstration. Getty Images
Members of the Fire Brigade reach into a car during a extrication and trauma challenge. Getty Images
A firefighter carries a participant through the water during a demonstration. Getty Images
Two cars sit stacked on top of each other as members of the Fire Brigade attempt to reach inside. Getty Images
Participants of the contest ride in a boat during a water rescue challenge. Getty Images
Children gather around a fire incident response vehicle. Getty Images
Members of the Fire Brigade watch a challenge take place. Getty Images
Members of the Urban Search and Rescue unit work together. Getty Images
A road traffic accident response demonstration takes place during the World Rescue Challenge. Getty Images
A firefighter takes part in a demonstration. Getty Images
A portrait shows a member of the Urban Search and Rescue unit. Getty Images