Race is on to World Firefighters Games 2008: the race is on to make this year's World Firefighters Games (WFG08) in Liverpool the most successful games ever, reports Erica Dillon. The WFG08 extravaganza runs from August 24 to September 2 and is expected to attract more than 5,000 firefighters from around the world.(World Firefighter Games 2008)

Next summer, the birthplace of The Beatles will host the World Firefighters Games for 10 exciting days--and the city is gearing up for this exciting spectacle of sport and camaraderie.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is extremely proud to be hosting the Games as its contribution towards the city's European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008. This will be the 10th World Firefighters Games, and Merseyside fought off strong competition from Dubai and Northern Ireland to win the bid to host the 2008 Games.

The Games will take place in and around the city, with some events reaching out as far as Southport, North Wales and Manchester--making it a real North West experience.

WFG08 General Manager Dave Robinson commented: "We extend an open invite to all our Fire Service colleagues, both operational and non-operational, to come to Liverpool and take part in the World Firefighters Games 2008. …

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