3. Compete in (or watch) the World Firefighter Games
On the heels of a successful run in Sydney, Australia, the World Firefighter Games are finding their way to SoCal this summer. More than 15,000 responders are expected to converge on LA to find out who is the “toughest firefighter alive.”
Technically, you have to be a firefighter, military service member, or one of their immediate family members to participate. But that means you’ve still got eight months to become a volunteer at your local station. If not, you can still take in the spectacle as thousands of firefighters compete in spear throwing, arm wrestling, and fire truck maneuvering.
Aug 15-24. LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St., Downtown