The California Firefighter Summer Games took place once again in San Diego where firefighters from Kern County participated in a number of competitions including softball and five on five basketball.
This years games had over a thousand competitors in 18 different sports according to the California Firefighter Summer Games website.
The organization, previously known as the California Firefighters Summer Olympics, received a cease and desist order from the Olympics, according to the organizations Facebook page. They said in a post, that a "new logo and medal will be coming soon."
Bakersfield represented well at the games with Josh Martinez and Ron Montecino of Kern County Fire earning gold in corn hole and in softball, Kern County brought home silver. This year's five on five basketball team featured both Kern County and Bakersfield Fire Department, which joined together for the first time according to Kern County Fire Department's Instagram.
Firefighters from #KernCounty recently participated in the California Firefighter Olympics in San Diego. Our Softball team, which always represents well, took home the silver medal this year! In 5 on 5 basketball, #KCFD and #BFD teamed up for the first time and took 4th overall. Solid Work! @kern_county_fire @bakersfield.fire.department @bakersfieldfirefighters @yourkerncounty