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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Original Waterball game

On a hot steaming day like today, a game with the name "Waterball" sounds like a wonderful idea, don't it? What is Waterball you ask? Well... Waterball is a game that firefighters started playing back in the 1940s that helped them with their aim of the water and with using team-work while controlling the water hoses.
Fire Departments went head to head, shooting a strong stream of water from their fire hoses at a yellow ball strung on a string above them. Which ever team got the ball moved over to the other team's side, Wins the game!! Every now and then, a town will decide to throw a Waterball Tournament! The the Firefighters get to have some fun while also training!

How cool does that sound? Man I wish I could play!! Maybe I can make up a home version of the game!!!!!!!
Here are a few pictures of Waterball from between the 1940s and the 1960s, along with a few videos from the 2000s
Edina Fire Department

Edina Fire Department

Memphis Fire Dept hosted its 2008 Waterball Contest to a win by Richmond Lenox EMS for the 8th year in a row.

Rockford firefighters
Firefighters beat the heat with memorial waterball tournament.

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