The Can-Am Police-Fire Games will be held in Butler County in July 2024 after the county was chosen over Savannah, Georgia to host the multi-sport, Olympic-style games.
The games, which will be held at a number of venues throughout the county, is expected to draw about 1,000 participants from the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Canada.
The event features traditional sports and competitions that include skills used in first responders' day-to-day work, and will have competitors from fire and police departments, emergency medical service providers, Homeland Security, Border Patrol and corrections officers.
"The county is very proud to host the 2024 Can-Am Police-Fire Games," said Jack Cohen, president of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. "We're looking forward to providing the athletes with an exceptional experience by showcasing the county's unique venues and attractions."
Read the full story in Tuesday's Butler Eagle.