We had a great time supporting our first responders at the United States Police & Fire Championships in San Diego last month. The USPFC is an annual competition amongst law enforcement and fire service officers from across the United States. It is a week long and comprised of events in various sports and physical activities.
As the main event sponsor, throughout the week, we were able to attend different events, like the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the Crossfit, air-rifle, bench press, coed softball, and indoor soccer tournaments. It was fun to meet and speak with so many first responders from around the country. While we often find we have to explain what we do for the new people we meet, everyone we met at the USPFC events already knew exactly what we do and some had worked with our company in the past. A few of the retired officers even expressed interest in getting into the biohazard cleaning industry themselves!
Some teams were there just for fun, and some teams (or individual athletes) were there to seriously compete. Whether they were playing dodgeball in silly costumes, or aiming an air rifle at a target, every competitor was having a great time.
The amount of camaraderie amongst the competitors and spectators, not just amongst their own teams, but with each other, was so heartwarming. We were fortunate to meet so many awesome law enforcement and fire officers from across the country at our booths at different events. USPFC was such a fun and memorable time for all, and we are so proud to have sponsored such an incredible event. We can't wait to see everyone again next year!