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World Police & Fire Games Tragic Accident

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b2ap3_thumbnail_carlos-silva.jpgWe are deeply saddened that an athlete participating in the World Police & Fire Games passed away today at the cycling event in Prince William County. Two other athletes are severely injured. Please join us as we keep these athletes, their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this tragic and challenging time.

Joint Statement from Chairman Sharon Bulova; Police Chief Ed Roessler; Fire Chief Richard Bowers; Sheriff Stacey Kincaid; Dave Rohrer, Deputy County Executive for Public Safety; Bill Knight, President & CEO, Fairfax 2015 Inc; Michael Graham, President, World Police & Fire Games Federation; and Robert Vogel, Regional Director, National Park Service, National Capital Region

 For Immediate Release: July 2, 2015

Media Contacts:

Tony Castrilli

Director of Public Affairs

Fairfax County Government


Lindsey Doane

Communications Director

Office of Chairman Sharon Bulova


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AWARDS CEREMONY for the BIATHLON will be Monday evening under the Pavilion inside the Athletes Village, Reston Town Center beginning at 7PM! Come on out for the village social fun and honor these amazing athletes!

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CONGRATS to Mike and Sara! Mike proposed to Sara on the stage of Bodybuilding yesterday at George Mason University. Virginia is for Lovers and we're honored you chose this as your setting to begin your lives together!! #fairfax2015

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Police Service Dogs, 6/27/2015, World Police and Fire Games

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Ice Hockey, 6/27/2015, World Police and Fire Games

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Opening Ceremony, 6/26/2015, World Police and Fire Games

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Tennis 6/26/2015, World Police and Fire Games

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BEACH VOLLEYBALL Revised Schedule for Sunday, June 28

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Here is the link to view the revised schedule for tomorrow and the next few days:

Beach Women’s Doubles Bracket:

Beach Unisex Doubles Bracket:

Beach Doubles 50+ Bracket:

Beach Doubles 40+ Bracket:

Beach Doubles 30+ Bracket:

Beach Doubles 18+ Bracket:

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Stair Race - World Police and Fire Games - 6/27/2015

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Your Volunteer Games Maker Update for June 9, 2015

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b2ap3_thumbnail_glen.jpgWell, well, well. It seems all of the volunteers and many athletes received a message last night about their athlete assignments. Wait, what?

It was definitely in error. It occurred when the wrong keys were hit in sending out an athlete confirmation. However, it is the volunteers that are super confused right now. I want to apologize to all of you for the crazy barrage of emails.  

So that everyone is back on the right page, here is a recap of what is happening now. This has been shared with all of the volunteers, but I encourage you to share it with anyone that reaches out to you as well.

Volunteer Recruitment: With 5,900 volunteers in the database, and due to an overwhelming show of support for our athletes, we have had to close volunteer registration. Thank you one and all for your support of this fantastic event!

Background Checks: Background checks are complete for anyone in the database prior to May 12th. There will be a last round of checks for anyone that registered after that. You will be notified if you do not pass the check. Otherwise you are accepted.

Assignments: You will begin seeing emails inviting you to accept your position and role with the Games. These will begin happening today!

  1. You will be invited to view your role. This is your volunteer job. You will need to log into the secure volunteer database in order to accept your role. We have done everything possible to ensure that you have been assigned a role based upon your availability and your interest.
  2. If you accept your role, you will be given instructions to choose your schedule based on that role.
  3. If you decline that role, we will reassign someone else in your place. You will be placed on a waiting list for a new assignment.
  4. If you receive a notice that a role has not yet been assigned to you, it means that we will assign you as soon as we have a role that meets your availability.

Schedules: You will get an email when it is open. The email will give you the instructions you need to select your shifts for the Games. See above for more details.

Orientation: Our volunteer orientation will be completed online. It will be made available this Thursday, June 11th. In order to access the online training, you will need to create a user name and account for the Fairfax2015 website. This is different from the volunteer database. It may seem confusing now, but we’ll walk you through the steps when it goes live.

Accreditation and Uniform Distribution: Your volunteer credential and uniform will be available at our Volunteer Headquarters beginning Wednesday June 17th. (that is 3 days earlier than we anticipated)

Our headquarters will be located at:

1800 Cameron Glen Drive Reston VA
Hours of Operation:
MondayTuesdayWednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (0900 to 1700)
ThursdayFriday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (1600 to 2100)
SaturdaySunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (1000 to 1800)
The process itself takes less than 10 minutes. But please plan for lines during the evening and weekend times.

Opening Ceremonies: We would love for you to volunteer for Opening Ceremonies! But if you are not volunteering, please grab some tickets and welcome our athletes! Please click here for tickets!

Closing Ceremonies: We will have a limited number of tickets available for Closing Ceremonies. This event is not open to the public but is for our athletes, volunteers, and those that brought the Games to Fairfax. We will get you more information on tickets when available. They will be first come, first serve.

Communicating with Us: We are overwhelmed with phone calls and working our way through them as best we can. But we are better with email. So email us

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ATHLETE PROFILE : Michael Power, Swimming

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b2ap3_thumbnail_profile-mikepower.jpgSwimming comes naturally to Michael Power, and would you believe that his love for swimming has all but cured his long history of living with asthma? 
After beginning to swim during high school competitively at the Junior & Senior national level (1985-1990), he carried on and was a NAIA & NCAA division 3 All-American in college (1987-1991). Not stopping there, Michael has been a US Master's national relay champion and is currently ranked in the top 10 nationally in the 100 meter free, 50 meter free and 50 meter butterfly in the 45-59 age group.
Competing in the World Police and Fire Games in Quebec (2005), he set records in the Senior B division (100 meter free & 50 meter fly) and three more records in the Master A division in Vancouver (2009) during the 100 meter free & 50 meter free, 400 medley relay.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Michael moved to California as a young child. He always dreamed of being a professional skateboarder, and during high school even entertained a goal to work for National Geographic! After college, he began swim coaching, where he met a retired Los Angeles Police Department officer who told Michael he would be great in law enforcement!
After serving as a Harbor Patrol Officer for Santa Monica for three years, Michael then took a position as a deputy sheriff in Santa Barbara County. After 9 years with the Sheriff's Department, he shifted gears and now works with the University of CA as a police officer currently holding the rank of Corporal.
One of Michael's favorite memories from his past WPFG games comes from his time in Vancouver. He says:  

"I'd just won a gold medal and set a record in the 100 meter free.  I was wearing my medal while walking back to our room at UBC when members of the Taiwanese Police volleyball team saw I won gold.  They ran over to congratulate me.  We ended up trading a bunch of swag.  They were so friendly and excited that I got a gold medal."
Michael is looking forward to winning gold, setting records in his main events and reconnecting with friends from other agencies.  Swim, Michael, SWIM!
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ATHLETE PROFILE: Holly Bird, Karate

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b2ap3_thumbnail_bird-profile.jpgHolly Bird hails from Hertfordshire, England and is no stranger to law enforcement. With both parents retiring from a long career with the police, and her brother currently working a neighboring division, Holly herself first started her journey in law enforcement at the age of 18. Since that time, she has worked in many roles, starting out in dispatch, but recently became an Officer! She is passionate about helping genuine victims obtain true justice and that focus keeps her fueled during the long hours and sometimes adverse situations.

Because of the nature of the job, Holly is often reminded of how short life can be. Last year, the point was driven home that we all are only given one life to live, there are no dress rehearsals. Holly says “Life is too short to dwell on things that you cannot change, too short to have negative people bringing you down in your life and too short to not be making yourself happy. I have made some big changes in my life over the last 12 months. But, regret scares me a lot more than change does so I embrace it now. That change of mind set is the whole reason I jumped on the chance to come to Fairfax!” Holly, we are glad you’re making the leap!

Karate has been a part of Holly’s life for the majority, starting with Wado Ryu at the age of 8 and switching to Shotokan in her early teens. Her favorite movies/tv shows were – not surprisingly - The Karate Kid, Power Rangers and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and she wanted to learn all of the amazing moves, including the spinning high kicks. Her father was a karateka (practitioner of karate) and watching him consistently reach his goals and obtain his black belt, she too wanted that same achievement for herself.

Entering European competition when she was 18, she began to love the art of making every technique look as beautiful and accurate as possible (kata). Recently, she has also begun to enjoy kumite as well, which literally translated means “grappling hands.”

Karate is not just a sport for Holly, it is truly a way of life. She says “It’s the constant in my life that I can turn to whenever things feel out of balance. I think most martial artists understand that.” We asked what sport she would love to try or learn and she answered beach volleyball, although she readily admits that while her hand / eye coordination is stellar in the martial arts, when you add a ball to the mix, it all goes downhill.

Citing her parents as her true heroes, watching them live their lives to the fullest serves as great motivation for Holly. What an amazing surprise to Holly that her parents will be coming along with her to watch her compete at the Fairfax 2015 Games!  

Outside of her own family, she greatly respects Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez for his style, charisma and his love of the spiritual side of fighting. In recent years, Holly has begun to follow and hold great admiration for Ronda Rousey as she develops and smashes down barriers for women in Martial Arts. 

If Holly isn’t training or working, you’ll find her surfing! She loves being in the sea, away from the noise of everyday life. Spending time with friends and family is also important to her, especially her adorable 5 year old nephew! Holly is a firm believer of alternative therapies and enjoys growing her own plants and foods and believes in the healing power of crystals. She is an advocate of healthy homegrown foods and loves making them taste as good as the full fat versions! 

HOLLY IS MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO: meeting all of her fellow athletes, visiting DC in the summertime and is SUPER excited about seeing the Foo Fighters in concert on July 4th!



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ATHLETE PROFILE : Clara Irurita, Soccer

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b2ap3_thumbnail_clara-profile.JPGThere are only a few weeks left until the 2015 World Police and Fire Games (WPFG), hosted by Fairfax County, V.A., will hold its opening ceremonies on Friday, June 26 at RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. With an estimated 12,000 law enforcement and fire service personnel from around the globe traveling to the Washington, D.C. region, many will arrive through either Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Not only will these be the arrival sites of many of the World Police and Fire Games participants, the airports have eleven Public Safety officials who volunteered as representatives to compete in the games.

One of the competitors in the 2015 WPFG is Clara Irurita, an Airports Authority Firefighter at Washington Dulles International Airport. Irurita is a member of the women’s outdoor soccer team comprised of 11 female athletes from Police and Fire departments in surrounding jurisdictions. Although these first responders may have different jobs professionally, on the field they are all part of a team that seamlessly communicates and coordinates each play leading to wins and a great team spirit.

Irurita’s philosophy is that there needs to be a steady flow of information between everyone in order to achieve a given objective. She believes this applies in the sport of soccer and with her team, the U.S. Capitol Police Alliance, specifically.

“If we are not focused on the game or communicating to one another there is a greater chance that we would not have a good team dynamic and achieve any success on the field,” Irurita said.

As the Games approach, Irurita looks forward to the great team atmosphere and cohesiveness that leads to winning soccer matches. Despite being the only firefighter on a team of police officers, Clara recognizes that she’s part of a community, which shares the common goal of representing the U.S. during the World Police and Fire Games.

Serving as a firefighter for more than 8 years, Clara Irurita, 31, joined Station 302 at Dulles International Airport only recently, in 2014. Although, she is a newcomer to the Airports Authority, Irurita is not new to the field of athletic competition, especially in the soccer arena. Clara first began playing soccer as a child at a local park with kids in her neighborhood.  Then, she began playing competitively at the age of 14 and continued the sport while she attended college.

After 20 years of experience on the soccer field, Clara is ready to play in the WPFG as a right forward.

“This is truly an incredible opportunity to represent the nation’s capital on an international level through a sport that I have so much passion for,” said Irurita.

For Irurita and her teammates, competing on the international soccer stage brings the added challenge of facing a high level of competition from experienced teams from around the world.

Irurita is determined to not only be prepared but be in the best shape possible; she and her U.S. Capitol Police Alliance teammates are training 6 days a week and competing in soccer matches 5 days per week. In total, the team has been practicing together for 6 months.

Irurita and her teammates have learned to balance their intense training schedule with their jobs as emergency responders, which is made easier through the support of their colleagues.

“The people I work with at the Airports Authority have been very supportive, they even take time from their busy schedules to train with me each week.” she said.

Airports Authority Fire Chief Gary Mesaris is one of her biggest supporters and will be at the Games cheering for Irurita and her team.

“Since joining the Airports Authority, Clara has always shown an impressive work ethic that makes us proud to have her as part of our team at Washington Dulles International Airport,” Mesaris said. “Clara’s strong dedication and passion for her sport makes her a great participant for the World Police and Fire Games.”

Irurita recognizes that the Games are more than just about the winning for her, and she is excited to represent the U.S. as the hosts of the games. She hopes to inspire other young women to enter the field of public safety and consider competing internationally in the Games in the future – maybe as early as the 2017 Games, set to take place in Montreal, Canada, or the 2019 Games in Sichuan, China.

Athletes traveling through Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on their way to or from the 2015 World Police and Fire Games are invited to visit special welcome booths on the baggage claim level to receive a free gift, while supplies last, and pick up information about the region.


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SPORTS UPDATE: Athlete Registration Closes for 23 Sports on May 31st

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b2ap3_thumbnail_news-23sportstoclose.jpgAthlete registration will close for 23 sports on 31 May unless maximum registration numbers are reached in advance of that date. Those sports are Basketball 5x5, Billiards, Darts, Indoor Soccer, Outdoor Soccer, Honor Guard, Police Service Dogs, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Tennis, Tug of War, Muster, Boxing, Body Building, Ultimate Firefighter, Track and Field, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Paintball, Toughest Competitor Alive, Small Bore, Baseball, and Bowling. For bracketed team sports Team Captains can add members to rosters beyond closing dates as long as the mininum number of athletes required to compete has been reached.

Other Important Closing Dates: Angling (June 5), Large Bore Rifle (June 12), Dragon Boat (June 12), Martial Arts (June 15), Softball (June 19), Orienteering (June 19), Motocross (June 19), Mountain Bike (June 21), Cycling- Street (June 21), Street Motorcycle (June 25), Open Water (June 26), Air Rifle (June 26), Swimming (June 28), Cross Country (June 28), Dodgeball (June 29), Wrist Wrestling (June 30), Triathlon (July 1), Rowing (July 1), and Half Marathon (July 3)

Please help us by sharing this information with your colleagues.

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Athlete Registration Deadlines Extended - 4 Sports Closed

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b2ap3_thumbnail_news-teamsportsopen.jpgFollowing a week long bracketing session in which Fairfax 2015 and World Police & Fire Games Federation officials met to determine the positioning of registered teams into various divisions, it was determined that registration would remain open for most sports beyond the originally scheduled April 30th deadline. The exceptions to this extension are Basketball 3 x 3, Rugby, Indoor Volleyball and Beach Volleyball which have been officially closed. Registration for four other sports, Badminton, CrossFit®, Golf and Ice Hockey, will be  closed as of May 15th. All other sports registration will close May 31st and beyond unless maximum registration numbers are reached in advance of those dates. Based on their current registration status, it is expected that Baseball, Lacrosse and Paintball will be the next sports to be closed out. A full listing of sports and their registration deadlines is as follows:

May 15th: Ice Hockey, Badminton, CrossFit®, and Golf.

May 31st: Basketball 5x5, Billiards, Darts, Indoor Soccer, Outdoor Soccer, Honor Guard, Police Service Dogs, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Tennis, Tug of War, Muster, Boxing, Body Building, Ultimate Firefighter, Track and Field, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Paintball, Toughest Competitor Alive, Small Bore, Baseball, Bowling

Other: Angling (June 5), Mountain Bike (June 21), Orienteering (June 19), Cycling- Street (June 21), Swimming (June 28), Open Water (June 26), Triathlon (July 1), Cross Country (June 28), Half Marathon (July 3), Motocross (June 19), Large Bore  (June 12), Street Motorcycle (June 25), Dodgeball (June 29), Wrist Wrestling (June 30), Softball (June 19), Air Rifle (June 26), Dragon Boat (June 12), Rowing (July 1), Martial Arts (June 15)

Team Captains can add members to rosters beyond closing dates as long as the mininum number of athletes required to compete has been reached. 

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Volunteer Calendar Update and Timeline

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b2ap3_thumbnail_volunteers-update.jpgWe are so excited about the next two months. Can you believe that the Games will already be a memory in two months?! So many of you have signed up so long ago, and now we are finally at the point in the journey where all the planning falls into place. So, let’s do this!  You all have been getting monthly newsletters with updates but we want to take a little time to explain the timeline of events moving forward.

1. Recruitment: As of today, we have over 5000 individuals in our database who have stepped up to support our athletes as volunteers for these Games. These volunteers (and those still yet to come) will fill the 18,500 different shifts available.

2. Background Checks: We have completed most of the background checks for volunteers. See now—that wasn’t so bad!

3.Assignments and Jobs: We are now going through each of the 5000+ different volunteers and assigning you all a job based upon what you have told us about your interests. We have also started interviewing and assigning our Volunteer Leads like Volunteer Coordinator and Venue Supervisor.

4.Scheduling and Shifts: Right now, we are scheduling our large groups, corporate sports sponsors, and sports specific volunteers into their venues and locations. Beginning June 1, we will open up the scheduling to all of our Games’ volunteers. You will get an email notice and then will be able to go into your volunteer account and schedule yourself for your exact day and time. Your options will be based upon the preferences that you gave us. You can make changes to those preferences now, if you would like.

5.Training and Orientations: Beginning June 1, we are going to offer our Volunteer Orientation Online. Isn’t technology grand? You will be able to access the training through our website Once completed, you’ll even get to download your certificate of completion. For anyone that likes the hands on approach, we’ll have a few in person trainings also. These will be offered the very beginning of June, during evenings and weekends. We’ll be hosting these in person trainings at the Fairfax County Government Center and at the Games time Volunteer Headquarters in Reston. Sign up will be available soon.

6.Volunteer Credentials and Uniform Distribution: Every volunteer will need to get their official Volunteer Credential, pick up their uniform, and receive the official Volunteer Handbook. The Volunteer Accreditation Center will be hosted at the Gamestime Volunteer Headquarters off of Cameron Glen Drive in Reston VA. The Center will open on June 7th and run through the Games with evening and weekend times available.
Below is a Timeline of all the upcoming activities so that you can get them on your calendar.

May 1 Begin Supervisor Interviews
May 1 Promote Cheer Squads and Pep Squads of Spectators
May 1 – 15 Internal Scheduling: Large Groups and Corporations. Supervisors
May 15 Choose Supervisors
May 15 – June 20 Supervisor Site Visits to Venues
June 1 Self-Scheduling for volunteers opens
June 1 Online Orientation Available and required for Volunteers
June 8-13, 15-20 & 24-25 Orientation – General In Person  
June 7 – July 4 Uniform and Credentialing  
June 26 Games Start!
July 5 Closing Ceremony

I hope you are as energized for this experience as we on the organizing committee are. This is going to be an awesome international celebration of athleticism, bravery, and honor. It is your appreciation for our heroes, your love of your community, and your sense of adventure that is going to make all this successful. Thank you!

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Special Bicycle Transport and Services for Cycling Athletes

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b2ap3_thumbnail_news-cyclingservice.jpgThe World Police & Fire Games are pleased to partner with TriBike Transport and The Bike Lane for all your bicycle transportation and service needs. These partnerships will allow us to offer you services for your biking events at Fairfax 2015. Enjoy the Games’ events without having to worry about your bike!

Here are the services being offered to help make your races hassle-free:


FREE Bike Valet Service

Sign up for this convenient service! Your bike will be transported from the central warehouse each day to your event. No need to worry about getting it in the car. After your event the bike will be taken back to the warehouse. You may also check your bike out from the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse to ride and then check it back in at night. Bike Valet Service is free! SIGN UP NOW for valet.


Pack and Ship Service from your home city to Fairfax 2015

Have your local bike shop pack your bike. We will pick it up at the shop and send it via UPS. It will be reassembled and taken to the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse on site. After the Games are over your bike will be repacked and sent back to the address of your choice. The price for the complete service is $400. CLICK HERE to make your reservation.


Bike Assembly and Repack

Athletes outside of the continental United States can ship their bike to the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse where it will be reassembled on site, then repacked for you to take or ship home. Price for assembly and repack is $250. Shipping is not included. Deadline for making your reservation is June 15, 2015. CLICK HERE to reserve this service.


Bicycle Wheel Rentals

Zipp wheels will be available for rental on the TBT Wheel Rental website. Offerings are limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Zipp 404 and 808 rental wheelsets are available priced from $150.  CLICK HERE for wheel rental information and to rent wheels. Wheels can be picked up at the central warehouse.

The Fairfax 2015 central warehouse is conveniently located 1/8 mile from the Reston Town Center. Bike check out is possible for training rides. You may then return the bike for safe storage until your next training ride or race.

TriBike Transport is a seasoned, licensed bicycle transport company with over ten years of experience and 70,000 bikes transported. Let TBT get your bike to the games – you can concentrate on your race.


Sign up soon! Visit to make your reservation today!

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Athlete Sport Venue Transportation - Leave the Driving to Us!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_news-bustrans.jpgThe 2015 World Police & Fire Games is offering complimentary round trip shuttle transportation service to most of the sporting venues for credentialed athletes, family, and friends from the Games transportation hubs. 

This unique opportunity allows riders direct, non-stop service from one of 9 transportation hubs located throughout Northern Virginia to the assigned sport venues via contracted local school and transit busses. Each bus will be assigned to a specific sport venue site.  The transportation hubs are strategically located in close proximity to sport venues and hotel clusters made available through the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games Accommodations Team.  Those wishing to utilize the transportation service are responsible for getting to the transportation hub (at own cost) which will service their selected sport venue.

Athletes are strongly encouraged to make their housing accommodations nearest to their sports for easy access to the transportation shuttle hubs and reduced travel time to the sport venues.  Note * There is no connecting service between the transportation hubs*

All passengers using Fairfax 2015 shuttles and motor coaches must be have their credentialed WPFG Fairfax2015  ID with them to board the vehicle.


HUB 1: 18th & Eads Street, Arlington, VA  22202    

Ice Hockey - Div I & Women’s


HUB 2: Country Inn & Suites, 2621 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA 22192    

Archery 3-D,  Archery Field,  Cycling Mountain Bike,  Cycling Road Race,  Cycling Time Trial,  Ice Hockey - 35+, 45+,  Orienteering Classic,  Rifle Large Bore    


HUB 3: Fair Lakes S/C 12500 Fair Lakes Cir, Fairfax, VA 22033    

Baseball - GMU and finals,  Basketball 3x3,  Basketball 5x5,  Bodybuilding,  Boxing,  Judo,  Orienteering Sprint,  Submission Grappling,  Swimming,  Tennis,  Track & Field,  Tug of War,  Volleyball Indoor,  Wrestling    


HUB 4: Herndon High School  700 Bennett St, Herndon, VA 20170    

Bench Press,  Bowling,  Ice Hockey - Div II,  Half Marathon,  Honor Guard, Pocket Billiards,  Push Pull,  Rowing Indoor,  Table Tennis, Wrist Wrestling    


HUB 5: Holiday Inn Dulles Airport 45425 Holiday Drive, Sterling, VA, 20166    

Badminton,  Cycling Hill Climb,  Soccer Indoor,  Soccer Outdoor


HUB 6: Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, 8025 Galleria Dr, Tysons, VA    

Flag Football,  Karate,  Tae Kwon Do


HUB 7: Metrotech Plaza, Chantilly, VA 20151    

Baseball - Westfields,  Biathlon,  Cycling Sprint,  Paintball,  Pistol - Police Action Pistol,  Pistol - Police Pistol Combat,  Toughest Competitor Alive  


HUB 8: Reston Town Center  11900 Market St, Reston, VA 20190    

Cross Country,  Golf,  Ice Hockey - Novice,  Open Water Swim,  Rugby,  Triathlon


HUB 9: Fairfax Corner lot, Monument Dr & Govt Center Pkwy   

Archery Target,  Cycling Criterium,  Darts,  Muster,  Lacrosse,  Rifle Air, Rifle Small Bore,  Softball,  Sporting Clays,  Skeet,  Trap



The following sports venues will not have shuttle service due to the nature of the sport or close walking proximity to Metrorail:

ANGLING - Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, Virginia (Self-drive)

BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, McLean, Virginia (Accessible by Metro Silver Line Tysons Corner)

CrossFit® - Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, McLean, Virginia (Accessible by Metro Silver Line Tysons Corner)

DODGEBALL - Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, McLean, Virginia (Accessible by Metro Silver Line Tysons Corner)

DRAGON BOAT - National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland (Hotels located less than half mile from venue)

MOTOCROSS - Budds Creek, Mechanicsville, Maryland (Self-drive)

POLICE MOTORCYCLE RIDING - Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Virginia (Self-drive)

POLICE SERVICE DOG – Lake Fairfax, Reston, Virginia (Self-drive)

STAIR RACE - Tysons Tower, McLean, Virginia (Accessible by Metro Silver Line Tysons Corner)

ULTIMATE FIREFIGHTER - Springfield Town Square, Springfield, Virginia (Accessible by Metro Blue Line Franconia-Springfield

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VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Eileesh Buckley, Belfast NI

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b2ap3_thumbnail_volunteer-eileeshbuckley.jpgThe Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games are seeking one of the most important elements of a successful event – volunteers! The Fairfax 2015 Volunteer Services Team has recruited thousands of volunteers, but is still looking for more helping hands.

Eileesh Buckley knows first-hand how exciting and rewarding volunteering at the Games can be. Having volunteered at the most recent competition in Belfast, Eileesh Buckley is hoping to come back for this year’s Games in Fairfax, Virginia. Eileesh got involved in the 2013 Games for some good fun and found her experience to be extremely rewarding. Eileesh volunteered at the registration desk.

“Working at the registration desks was great fun as I made new friends on that team, while also meeting so many competitors and their families visiting for the Games,” reflected Eileesh.  Eileesh found that meeting the varied mix of Games athletes was the most interesting part of the multi-sport event. From competitive athletes, to those participating for the social aspect, she saw the sense of camaraderie that the Games drive begin to develop between these unique invidividuals.

This summer, the WPFG will be hosted by Fairfax County from June 26 and July 5. The Games will bring together more than 12,000 law enforcement officers and firefighters from across the world to compete in events ranging from ice hockey to muster, a fast-paced athletic challenge based on the teamwork, speed and endurance required of firefighters. There are volunteer roles available in the following areas: Protocol, Venues and Competition, Registration and Accreditation, Media Relations, Logistics, Transportation and Special Events.

For many of the volunteer positions, no previous experience is required. Join in on the fun and apply to volunteer here:


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