1990 Results

Medal Tally

Placing

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

New Zealand

116

116

118

350

2

Australia

65

76

63

204

3

England

38

13

11

62

4

Hong Kong

30

15

16

61

5

USA

24

30

25

79

6

Finland

23

13

5

41

7

Canada

8

7

3

18

8

Netherlands

4

0

1

5

9

Western Samoa

2

3

0

5

10

France

2

0

0

2

11
Sweden
0
1
2
3
12
Solomin Islands
0
1
1
2
13
Cook Islands
0
1
0
1
14
Switzerland
0
0
2
2
15
Bermuda
0
0
1
1

1st New Zealand; 2nd Australia; 3rd England; 4th Hong Kong

1990 Games

1st World Firefighters Games; Auckland, New Zealand
22 to 29 April 1990

Initially the inaugural Games hosted by the City of Auckland were perceived as a one-off Games, however their ultimate success has paved the way for future Games.

Auckland, which is locally known as the 'City of Sails', hosted a magnificent event. The manner in which the sporting events were conducted is a credit to their Fire Service. The competition, friendly people and farewell banquet were second to none.


Toughest Firefighter Alive

The 'blue ribbon' event of the World Firefighters Games, the Toughest Firefighter Alive, is the most gruelling event of the entire competition. It is a test of great strength and endurance. This event encompasses;

  • 3 events establishing hose, obstacle and weight activities
    eg 2.5 km run wearing 20 kg backpack, tunnel crawl wearing breathing apparatus
  • 1 event in a climbing activity using local terrain
    eg 21 floor stair climb wearing breathing apparatus.

Overall Winner, Men: S McSweeney, New Zealand
Overall Winner, Women: A Barry, New Zealand

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