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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

June/July: World Police & Fire Games

 

Beginning on Friday's opening ceremonies at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Fairfax County began hosting the largest one-time event in Fairfax’s modern history, the 2015 World Police and Fire Games; a lower level Olympics like ten days of intense sports events.

The competition, among the expected 10,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies, were drawn from more than 50 nations. Project Enduring Pride became involved at the request of several fire services in the county and from overseas headquarters organization through the International Fire Chiefs Organization, organizers of the games. The involvement is a component of PEP’s outreach to wounded warriors and secure internships, such as sport organizing for several members of the WW alumni in our regional military hospitals. PEP performed for a limited number of the events at Track and Field and the “Ice Houses” for hockey.

The later event was reserved for those wounded warriors who suffered from injuries that compromised their ability to control body temperature such as sweating. With it support, PEP volunteers had no issues or incident among the wounded volunteers during the games.

 

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