World Police & Fire Games kick off next Friday in Washington, D.C.-area
The Washington, D.C.-area is readying to host the World Police & Fire Games June 26 through July 5.
The athletic event, in which police, fire and public-safety personnel compete in 60 competitions, will mostly be held in Fairfax County, It is expected to draw 30,000 visitors. Admission is free and open to the public.
Project organizers say the event is the second-largest, global multi-sport competition, surpassed only by the Summer Olympics.
The games will take place at 52 venues throughout the Washington metro area. Seventy percent of the activities will be held in Fairfax.
The opening ceremony is June 26 at 6 p.m. at RFK Stadium in Washington. Competitions throughout the 10-day event include track and field, hockey and ultimate firefighter, a timed event showcasing skills often needed on a fire scene.
To see the full schedule, visit http://fairfax2015.com/schedule.