“We’ll meet each other in 2 years in Rotterdam!’ Those words were said during the closing ceremony of the World Police & Fire Games in Chengdu. More than 8.000 police officers, fire fighters and customs and corrections staff from 80 different countries have been competing in several sports for 10 days. A team of 40 Dutch public safety workers represented the Netherlands. They won 48 medals in different sports.
Wout Roos, firefighter in Rotterdam, won 3 golden and 1 silver medal in several cycling categories. “The World Police & Fire Games brings all my passions together: cycling, my work for the fire department and meeting new people,” says Wout. “The biggest motivation is the atmosphere of the World Police & Fire Games and sporting together witch colleagues from all over the world. That I’m taking 4 medals home, is off course very nice as well.”
Rotterdam: next host city
Ahmed Aboutaleb, major of Rotterdam: “The 18th edition of the World Police & Fire Games were a great success for the Netherlands. This large sport event gives public safety workers from all over the world the change to meet each other in a sportive way, share experiences and build friendships. I am proud that The Netherlands are hosting the next edition of the World Police & Fire Games and I am looking forward to welcome more than 10.000 police officers, firefighters, customs and corrections personnel from all over the world in our city.