The ‘International Firefighters World Championship,’ which has been held for the 18th time for men and the 9th time for women with the participation of approximately 400 firefighters from 29 countries, opened with a ceremony at the Burhan Felek Sports Complex in Istanbul.
ISTANBUL (IGFA) – The ‘International Firefighters World Championship’ has kicked off in Istanbul.
Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB), attended the official opening ceremony of the games, which saw the participation of about 400 firefighters from 29 countries.
The Head of the Fire Department, Remzi Albayrak, was also present at the ceremony. İmamoğlu and Albayrak made a speech at the opening of the games, where firefighters will showcase their skills in events such as climbing a tower with a hook ladder, shooting water at a target, and obstacle and relay races, along with their athletic abilities.
Speaking at the opening of the games, which will continue until September 5, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu said, “They saved lives, they touched countless people’s lives with every life they saved. They earned the love of our people, they received good wishes.”
Describing sports as areas where humanity comes together, Mayor İmamoğlu said, “I hope that in an era when wars come to an end, when peace prevails in the world, we will all together revive Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s principle of ‘Peace at Home, Peace in the World’ for our close geography and the whole world, primarily with the motivation of our martyrs. On this occasion, I want to share with all our guests in the presence of our people Atatürk’s understanding of ‘Peace at Home, Peace in the World.’ I hope Atatürk’s understanding of ‘Peace at Home, Peace in the World’ will be a lesson to the whole world.”