July 25 – 31, 2022
The Can-Am Police-Fire Games are a biennial, multi-sport event that take place in North America every other year. The event occurs in the summer months over a 6 day period (Monday-Sunday).
The City of Windsor has been selected to host the Games in 2022 and the event will take place Monday July 25 to Sunday July 31.
Typically between 800 to 1,000 competitors plus spouses and/or families attend the Games. As of 2018, spouses and adult children of eligible personnel were also eligible to compete.
Athletes can participate in as many events would like! In the 2018 edition of the Games, athletes participated in an average of 4 events per person.
All sworn Federal, State/Provincial, County, Municipal and Military law enforcement officers, weight control officers, corrections officers and dispatchers employed by a law enforcement agency (male or female, active or retired) are eligible. Police reservists and cadets who have 180-days of continuous law enforcement service, have received formal training in law enforcement and have powers of arrest are eligible.
Eligible fire service personnel includes both paid and volunteer, dispatchers, military fire personnel, (male or female, active or retired) who have received formal training as a firefighter and have 180-days of continuous fire service.
Eligible EMS personnel includes E.M.S. personnel employed by a private entity or Governmental Agency (male or female, active or retired) who have received formal training as an EMS provider and have 180 days of continuous service.
Eligible law enforcement, fire service and E.M.S. personnel described above from any city, county, state/province, and Country are eligible to compete.
Spouses of eligible law enforcement, fire service and E.M.S. personnel are also eligible to compete. Also, adult children and their spouses, over 18 years of age, of eligible law enforcement, fire service and E.M.S. are eligible to compete. A spouse, adult children and their spouse must complete the on-line registration process listing the agency information representing the eligible spouse.
The Can-Am Police-Fire Games started as the Northwest Police-Fire Games in 1977 when officials from two state police and fire games (Washington and Oregon) and a police-fire sports group from Western Canada formed an organization that organized and conducted a multi-sport event for police officers and fire fighters on an annual basis. This continued until 1996.
Through aggressive marketing and tremendous interest from the law enforcement and fire fighting industry, the event grew so large that cities large enough to host the event were limited in the northwestern U. S. and Western Canada. The group reorganized, renamed itself the Can-Am Police-Fire Games to better represent our athletes demographically.
To better reflect the broadened scope and nature of our eligible competitors the Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation expanded its mission statement beyond that of police and fire services and included emergency responders and protective services. This demonstrates our commitment to including such agencies as Emergency Medical service providers; Homeland Security; Border Patrol, and Corrections officers to name a few.
Host city selections are made through a bid process up to five years in advance of a planned Games. This allows a future host the opportunity to experience at least two Games events in order to prepare for their own. The size of the Games are only limited by a community’s efforts to market them with the help of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation.
The Can-Am Police-Fire Games is a registered non-profit organization 501(c) 3 in the United States and is registered under the Canadian Society Act as a non-profit organization.