Cortland set to host NYS Firefighters' 'Winter Olympics'

The following is a republished press release from the Firemen's Association of the State of New York and not an article written by The Cortland Voice … to submit a community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at pblanchard@cortlandvoice.com.


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CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Firefighter Winter Games are returning to upstate New York.

More than 300 firefighters from 32 fire departments across New York state are expected to take part beginning Friday, Feb. 5 in Cortland. That’s the largest field of competitors to date for the nine-year old event organized by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and co-sponsored by the Cortland County Firemen’s Association.

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Photo courtesy of FASNY

Participants dressed in full gear will compete in several competitions, including tube races, a sled pull, and a hose relay.

The games allow fire departments to compete against one another and hone their training skills.

The hose relay is a training ground that teaches firefighters how important it is to work together while fighting a fire.

Winter Games Schedule

Saturday Events

8:30 a.m. - Registration for Day’s Events at Greek Peak Adventure Center

9:00 a.m. - 12 noon – Tubing Racing at Greek Peak Adventure Center & Tubing Center (once a team has lost at Tubing, they go onto Sled Pull event).

9:30 a.m. – 12 noon – Sled Pull at Greek Peak in parking lot adjacent to Adventure Center & Tubing Center

12 noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch on own

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Hose Relay at Greek Peak in parking lot adjacent to Adventure Center & Tubing Center

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Tug of War at Greek Peak in parking lot adjacent to Adventure Center.

Sunday Events

7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Broomball Tournament - JM McDonald Sports Complex

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. – Registration/Captains Sign in teams at JM McDonald Sports Complex

7:30 Games Start – and off the Ice by 1:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony at the JM McDonald Center following Broomball Event

Event Venues

Greek Peak Mountain Resort – 2000 NYS Route 392, Cortland NY 13045

(Town of Virgil) – 607-835-6111

JM McDonald Sports Complex 4292 Fairgrounds Dr, Cortland, NY 13045

(607) 753-8100 - NEW VENUE for Broom Ball


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