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 [email protected].
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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.
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.
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.
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
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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