Fire Service Sports and Athletics Association
The Fire Service Sports and Athletics Association (FSSAA) encourages all forms of sport and athletics, both indoor and outdoor, for the benefit of serving and retired members of the Fire & Rescue Service of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It also promotes, organises, and does all things necessary to provide, establish and support competitions, championships and events of a like nature.
The FSSAA oversees a wide spectrum of different sporting activities from angling to walking and mountaineering and for the first time these different activities (or ‘Sections’) – 17 in total are brought together in one easily accessible location; informing the viewer of new or up and coming events taking place at a local, national and international level.
More information on the Fire Service Sports and Athletics Association can be found here.
World Firefighter Games
The World Firefighters Games is a major international sporting event initiated by an American entrepreneur and a committee of international firefighters as an alternative to the World Police & Fire Games.
Full time, volunteer, industrial and military fire service personnel, including retired firefighters and staff employed full time by a Fire Department or Brigade. Some events also include spouses of eligible participants. Participants must be over 18 years of age.
- To promote health and fitness.
- To provide a forum for information exchange between Fire Services.
- To foster comradeship amongst firefighters.
- To encourage family participation.
The World Firefighters Games is similar to a mini-Olympics involving a variety of individual and team sporting events and including a number of events which are specific to the firefighters’ emergency service role. The event is held biennially (every two years) in different countries throughout the world.
More information on the World Firefighter Games can be found here.