Monday, July 25, 2011

MCFRS Fire Fighter Gearing Up For World Police and Fire Games

By: Bryan Stottlemyer

It’s that time of year again when our cycling team Capital Region Fire and Police Cycling, comprised of local public safety personnel, sets its sites on our annual target events. This year we are headed for the World Police and Fire Games which, for the first time, will be held in New York City. The dates of the games are August 26 – September 5, and will coincide with a ten year 9/11 tribute at the site of the World Trade Center.

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To date, the games currently have over 18,000 competitors registered from countries around the world in 86 different events. It is the largest global summer sports competition superseded only by the Summer Olympics.

This year’s team includes personnel from Montgomery County Fire/Rescue, Alexandria Fire Dept., Alexandria Police Dept., Metropolitan Police Dept. (DC), Fredericksburg Sheriff’s Dept., and Hayward Fire Dept.

This year, similar to last year, our team has been training hard for the upcoming games. Last year, at the Can-Am Police and Fire Games, we earned a total of 12 medals throughout the cycling disciplines. This year, the team has already had a handful of top-ten finishes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and we’re using the remainder of our time before the games to further prepare for the steep competition that the World Games promises to bring. Our venues will include Central Park, Grant’s Tomb, Long Island, and more.

We are excited to have the opportunity to represent our team, our departments, and our country in this large event.

For those interested in learning more, and how you might help our effort, please visit for further details.

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