Delhi: A glory blaze! 700 firefighters from 12 states attend the inaugural athletic competition.

Over 700 firefighters from at least 12 states have made it to Delhi so far . Over 1,000 firefighters will be part of the activities on Friday and Saturday .

On Thursday, firefighters from around the country met at Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi to compete in their first sporting competition, the All India Fire Service Sports and Fire Service Meet.Over 700 firefighters from at least 12 states have made it to Delhi so far.On Friday and Saturday, over 1,000 firefighters will be part of the activities.The majority of participants, both men and women, are in the 30-45 age bracket.

On the first day, sports activities such as badminton, athletics, and wrestling were conducted, according to Delhi Fire Service (DFS).Priyanka Tenkale of Mumbai Fire Service would be at work responding to calls on any other day, but she was preparing for a shot put stunt on Thursday.She said that such happenings that occur for the first time are inspiring to us.Seema Sakpal, her colleague, said that they would learn the best practices used by firefighters from other states in rescue operations outside of competing.

Nitin Dhama (31) was seen training for the main event on Saturday, the hardest firefighter alive (TFA).I have been practicing for the TFA for the past month.According to him, I'm not just competing with other firefighters, but also with myself.Firefighters clad in full gear will be expected to demonstrate their athletic and firefighting skills, including firefighting abilities, in a predetermined period in TFA.

TFA will be open to Niamlungpou Gonmei of Fire and Emergency Services Nagaland.As our jobs demand endurance, every sport is important to firefighters.It's my first time participating in such activities, he said.Vijay Singh (51) of the DFS was seen defeating his rival, a 35-year-old firefighter.

When I have free time, I practice wrestling moves.The Haryana native said that it keeps me fit.A healthy mind comes from a healthy body, and firefighters who are fit can make the right decisions during rescue operations, according to T Rajeesh, regional fire officer, Kerala Fire And Rescue Service.Dilip Bicholkar (44) of Goa was a veteran of the Army.

After coming here, we came to know that most firefighters are great at sports, said a 50-year-old fireman from Central Ammunition Depot.DFS director Atul Garg said they will try to host such programs every year.He said that we would consult with officers of other fire departments and work to develop more firefighting games rather than traditional games in the future.