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Firefighters from Kern County represent well at the California Firefighter Summer Games

Posted at 11:46 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 02:46:17-04

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