Fire-fighters from across County Tipperary will battle it out in a test of physical fitness and endurance at the inaugural Setanta Fire Service Games next month, marking the culmination of a wellness programme that has been pioneered by the county’s Fire Service, in partnership with a leading provider of sports courses.
The first of their kind in Ireland, the Games will take place at Thurles Fire Station on Saturday, 14th September, with teams from every fire station in Tipperary competing.
Many of the activities will be completed wearing full fire-fighting equipment, and the winning team will be awarded the Setanta Cup.
A wellness programme developed in partnership with Setanta College, has been rolled out over the last 18 months to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of fire-fighters across the county with 11 fire-fighters having completed diplomas in Personal Training, and Strength and Conditioning.
The qualified fire-fighters are now designated Wellness Officers in their respective stations, working to roll out wellness programmes for their colleagues on an ongoing basis.