The World Police and Fire Games kicked off in Fairfax on Friday. Scores of first responders are going head-to-head in 61 sports at venues across the region through July 5.
All 1,600 medal events are free to attend, although bodybuilding and boxing events require tickets.
See the full schedule and event locations here.
Ben Gehlsen saw the “other side” of a paramedic’s job when he was in a devastating motorcycle wreck. Now, after a lot of hard work, Gehlsen is a volunteer firefighter — and competing in the Ultimate Firefighter competition at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. News4’s Jim Handly reports.
Montgomery County Firefighter David Lee is trading his fire helmet for a motocross helmet at the World Police and Fire Games, which start Friday.
Prince George’s County Corporal James Fournier developed his passion for mountain biking after having to fight some weight and high blood pressure issues eight years ago. After more than 20 years of military and police service, Fournier will participate in the road race and mountain bike events at the games this year.