International Firefighters’ Games
International Firefighters’ Games continued this week and so far
have been a huge success. We have witnessed some of the many events
in the Liverpool's new ACC, from weight lifting to Jujitsu, Karate
and Tae Kwondo, wrestling, arm wrestling, darts and chess.
We have also seen some of the other activities being conducted on
the Queen’s Dock, from dragon boat racing to rowing races. This
international event has captured the atmosphere of many people and
that is not just with the ones taking part. One of the most
interesting events was a massive run up the stairs of the Radio City
Tower in the heart of Liverpool. The fastest time was amazingly just
under 3 minuets! As we took the photographs outside, it was
amazing to see how many people came over and wished the fire
fighters good luck...
We have also seen local fire fighter, Darren Roberts, from RAF
Woodvale, who was taking part in the weight lifting, getting a gold.
On the Queen’s Dock, over the rowing races, again a rower from
Crosby, Antonee Little, won both the single sculls and the doubles,
just ahead of a competitor from Sheffield and that Olivia Oakes from
Warrington who had pipped her rival from Romania... The funniest
thing so far we have seen is the French team winning the Dragon Boat
races, singing and wearing chicken hats!
The one thing we can say is that the event seems to have been not
only success for showing of the area to an international audience,
but also in international team building and sharing ideas. One of
the Australian team and a member of the German teams both told us
that they are fully enjoying the event, but also getting sharing
valuable information between the all with relation to their jobs.
The Games continue until 2 September 2008. So if you see any of the
fire fighters around Merseyside, keep up the atmosphere and wish
them well! We will be doing a report in next week’s edition.
For now, these are a few of the photographs we have taken so far.
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