Olympic-Style US Police & Fire Championships Return To San Diego
California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF), a non-profit organization committed to promoting sport and physical fitness among San Diego first responders, is thrilled to announce this year’s US Police & Fire Championships taking place Saturday, June 10 through Saturday, June 17 at various venues in San Diego.
These games provide a welcome connection between public safety personnel from varied backgrounds and cultures and offer the opportunity to develop camaraderie and celebrate the human spirit at its very best.
The US Police & Fire Championships’ is back for its’ 56th season
The games will feature athletes competing in over 35 sports across 30 venues in the greater San Diego County, including bench press, dodgeball, pickleball, baseball, bowling, golf, tennis, water polo, CrossFit®, and more.
“We are looking forward to our 56th season of the games,” says Larry Collins President of the California Police Athletic Federation. “Each year, the California Police Athletic Federation works to unite first responders and public safety personnel through encouraging health, wellness, and camaraderie. The US Police & Fire Championships is one of our favorite events and we are so excited to bring together first responders from across the nation for yet another championship in San Diego.”
The US Police & Fire Championships are an Olympic-style competition for first responders and public safety personnel across the United States.
The annual games draw thousands of athletes from law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, custom and correctional officers, as well as full-time employees (active and retired) of any eligible agency or organization in the capacity of 9-1-1 dispatchers, detention-custodial officers, crime scene investigators, or lifeguards.
Eligibility expanded and new events added for 2023
This year, USPFC expanded their eligibility requirements opening the games to volunteer and part time firefighters, reserve law enforcement officers and peace officers, in good standing, of an eligible agency with a minimum of two years’ service.
Participating San Diego first responders athletes from all departments get the opportunity to compete amongst their peers in a variety of Olympic-style games. In addition to the return of over 35 crowd-pleasing sporting events, this year’s games will also be adding an Air Pistol competition to the lineup.
Additionally, for the first time, the cycling events including Street Cycling and Mountain Bike Cycling will take place at Mammoth Mountain.
The US Police & Fire Championships are one of four events that the California Police Athletic Federation presents in addition to the bi-annual World Police & Fire Games, the First Responders Relay and the brand-new North American Fall Classic, which will debut in November 2023. Registration for participation in the US Police & Fire Championships began mid-January.
Let’s cheer on our first responders!
Our first responders do so much for our community; let’s show them some love and cheer them on in the games!
See you there, San Diego!