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The City of Windsor is proud to host the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games on July 25th-31st. The focus will be on promoting physical fitness and camaraderie among and between Canadian and American law enforcement, fire, emergency and protective service personnel and their agencies. As a community, we have always shown our support for the men and women of the emergency services, and yet, this COVID-19 pandemic has crystalized just how truly vital responders and frontline workers are, and it makes participation in these games all the more poignant.

One of the events you will not want to miss is the Toughest Firefighter Alive (TFA) to be held on Saturday, July 31st at the Riverfront Festival Plaza. The TFA competition involves four segments that include a hose, obstacle, weight and climbing events with specifications and the fastest time. Sportsmanship and respect for emergency service personnel are a focus of the games and will be celebrated on and off the field during the 44 competitions and many hospitality events. Don’t miss this opportunity to have some fun and take home some hardware along with bragging rights.

On behalf of Windsor Fire & Rescue Services we invite our local and visiting firefighters to take the challenge and sign up today to join us at the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games. 

Fire Chief Stephen Laforet

Windsor Fire & Rescue Services

2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games Executive Committee


First Responders vs. Windsor CrossFit

The Can-Am Police-Fire Games and CMHA-WECB have teamed up with Windsor CrossFit for the “First Responders vs. Windsor CrossFit” challenge! This fun event will feature 4-member teams from Windsor CrossFit, CMHA-WECB, Windsor Police, Windsor Fire and Essex-Windsor EMS participating in five different events. Taking place on Saturday, May 7th at Windsor CrossFit (1106 Laramie – at the corner of First and Laramie) from 9:30am-12:30pm, registration is now open by contacting Kim at: kim@windsorcrossfit.com.


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Events include:

  • “Engine” - 7-minute AMRAP burpees.
  • “Hang in There” - the team that hangs from a pull-up bar the longest, wins!
  • “The Long Haul” - teams have 15 minutes to pull the heaviest possible sled across a 75’ distance.
  • “Race Pace” - the first team to reach 240 calories on the Concept 2 Rower, wins!
  • “Scrambled or Hard Boiled?” - the team that makes it through the obstacle course successfully in the shortest amount of time, wins! Each teammate must carry an egg on a spoon throughout.

Points are awarded with a 20-point spread from 1st to 5th place. As an added bonus, teams will be given 10 points for every $100 raised for the event. Donations to each team can be made at: windsoressex.cmha.ca/windsor-crossfit/.

Proceeds from the event will support CMHA-WECB’s work with local First Responders.

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Additionally, Windsor CrossFit is offering 25% off memberships for any first responder who signs up for the Can-Am Games. *This membership is for use for training up until the games. Post games, the membership would revert to regular pricing if the First Responder chooses to stay with the gym.

Early Bird REGISTRATION Prize! 

Windsor Essex First Responders - register for the 2022 Can-Am Police Fire Games by April 1st and get the chance to win a free one-year membership to Windsor CrossFit ($2,388 value). 

Choose from any of the 44 events! Sign up NOW at windsor2022.ca.

Toughest Firefighter Alive (TFA)

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St. Clair College Alumni Association is the proud sponsor of the TFA competition. This event consists of a series of firefighter tasks that are performed in a calculated order to compete for the fastest time possible in hose, obstacle, weight and climbing challenges. In addition, the community event will offer a kids zone, interactive displays, and spectator grandstands to cheer on participating firefighters.

It is a natural fit for St. Clair College Alumni Association to support the TFA, considering that the college is the educational institute and home for specific training offerings in pre-service firefighter education, paramedic and emergency medical services, law enforcement, and border services. St. Clair College Alumni invites the public to attend the event on Saturday, July 30th, and celebrate the success of the student alumni firefighters as they compete at the highest performance level to strive to win a medal as one of the Toughest Firefighters Alive.

One of the key elements of the competition is the four-storey tower for the climbing portion of the contest. The magnitude of the tower and the required strength and speed to get from bottom to top are truly for the fittest of the fit. Oscar Construction and Skyway Canada will collectively build this tower with safety in mind for the firefighters who take on this challenge and for the requirements of this incredible competition.

The games organizers extend a special thank you to our TFA sponsors: St. Clair College Alumni Association, Oscar Construction and Skyway Canada.


This year’s games features 44 events – including the following sports:


Toughest Firefighter Alive (TFA)


Canine Detection (Narc & Expl)



Click here for all the sports in the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games. 

Did you know, two lucky anglers who REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 30TH will win this awesome early bird prize of a Berkley Powerbait Tackle Bag containing an assortment of fishing tackle. 

Hurry – only 60 boats maximum in the tournament and 2 anglers per boat max!


Did you know that in 2022 the Province of Ontario is offering a Staycation Tax Credit of up to $200 per person (or $400 per family) – and the 2022 Can-Am Police Fire Games would qualify!

Plan to come play – and then get cash back when you do! Just keep your receipts from your hotel booking and you’ll be able to get up to $200 back (20% of your overall qualified accommodation booking) when you file your taxes.

It’s like you’re getting paid to travel!

And there is plenty more to do in Windsor Essex when you visit. Our friends at Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island have a great Official Visitor Guide you can flip through by clicking here to tempt your travels!



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