New York Firefighters Participate in Annual Winter Games in Cortland

  • Source: WICZ-TV Fox 40
  • Published: 02/11/2018 01:17 PM

More than 300 volunteer firefighters representing 54 departments from across New York met at Greek Peak Ski Resort in Cortland to compete in the Annual Firefighter Winter Games. The games’ fierce Fire Departments competition allows firefighters to hone in on important training skills. For example, the Hose Relay Event reinforces firefighters’ training on how important speed, efficiency, and close teamwork is when fighting a fire. Other races also focus on key skills like communication, coordination, and using technology. Other events from the weekend include tubing, Tug-O-War, Hose Race, and Broomball. The 2018 Games is the largest field of competitors to date and will end with an award ceremony.


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