Counting down to the World Firefighters Games: Erica Dillon gives a taste of what visitors and participants can expect at the World Firefighters Games.(World Firefighters Games)

FIREFIGHTERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD are throwing their support behind this year's World Firefighters Games in Liverpool (European Capital Culture 2008)--and you could be there too!

With incentives such as numerous sporting events, budget accommodation, a packed social programme and an all-new Team GB tracksuit, competitor entries are steadily building for this exciting festival of sport and camaraderie.

The WFG08 extravaganza runs between August 24 and September 2, and organisers are working hard to ensure that this is the most successful games in WFG's 20-year history.

An impressive 5,000 competitors representing over 40 nations are expected to arrive in the city this summer, and registrations have already been received from Algeria, Brazil, New Zealand, France, Austria, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, Holland, Thailand, Finland, Isle of Man, Hungary, Netherlands, Venezuela, Spain--and of course England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. …

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