West Metro Fire Department Does Water Ball
The West Metro Fire Department will also be part of the Crystal Frolics as crews compete in water ball
“It’s like tug of war, you’ve got to be able to walk together in the right pace,” said Shelby Wolf, West Metro Deputy Fire Marshall. “You usually have three or four people behind you and you learn how to use the nozzle well as far as hitting the ball to make it move.”
Water ball has a storied history at the Frolics and around the U.S. It is a great training tool for firefighters and builds camaraderie and emphasizes teamwork. Even in the hot summer weather participants wear full gear. But they stay cool thanks to their liquid-spraying hoses. Water ball is competitive and fun.
“It’s pretty fascinating to watch how you can use the nozzles and move that ball and just how the firefighters work,” Wolf said. “I think people are always intrigued by firefighters and what we all do.”