The Firefighter’s Olympics began in 1970 as an opportunity for all California Firefighters to get together in friendly competition which promotes physical fitness and provides an informal forum for exchanging ideas. Throughout the years, the Summer Olympics have been held in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Davis, Irvine, Santa Clara, San Jose, San Diego, Palo Alto, Bakersfield, Santa Ana, Ventura, Concord, Sacramento and Livermore/Pleasanton. The games are governed by the California Firemen’s Athletic Association, with a local association bidding to be the host and bring the games to their community.
This year, the California Firemen’s Athletic Association (CFAA) has decided to host the 2016 event in Fremont California.
The Olympics consist of several areas of competition which are all included in the events section of this web site.