FISHERS — There has always been a rivalry between fire and police and in Fishers that runs strong.
This weekend, that long-time rivalry will come to a head and the two departments will battle it out.
“The rivalry stems from the fire guys really not doing anything and just kind of sitting around all day,” Jarred Koopman with Fishers Police Department jokingly said. “Every time I see them, they’re kind of usually … we’ve woken them up.”
That sort of cheeky comment is common among the first responders when they compete.“One of the things that most people don’t know is that when you don’t score very well in the fireman’s test you become a police officer,” Will Ortiz with Fishers Fire Department said. “You know, police just kind of sit around, drive around eat donuts all day.”
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