Fire fighting at the 1900 Summer Olympics

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Fire fighting was a contested event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Competitions were held for both professional and volunteer firefighters.

Like all events held at the 1900 Games, the fire fighting event was considered part of the 1900 World's Fair. In later years the IOC deemed each event of the 1900 Olympics to be either official or unofficial. Fire fighting was regarded as unofficial. There was no such designation at the time of the Games.[1] The American report of the 1900 Games, prepared by AG Spalding, devotes a whole page to the competition, which was won by Kansas City and "its famous engine and hook and ladder company No.1".'

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Volunteers Portugal Porto
United Kingdom Leyton
Great Britain
Hungary Budapest
Professionals United States Kansas City
United States
Italy Milan


  1. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-0-7864-4064-1.

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