2024 Can-Am Games - Butler County, PA

The Can-Am Police-Fire Games will be held in Butler County, July 15-21 in 2024 at a variety of venues throughout the area. Can-Am Police-Fire Games is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that features traditional sports and competitions that include skills used in first responders’ day-to-day work. The Games will have competitors from Fire and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service Providers, Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Corrections Officers and other first responders along with their spouses and children over 18.

The Can-Am Games are run by a volunteer Local Executive Board and Organizing Committee.  A local charity is selected by the host committee of each Can-Am Games to receive the net proceeds from the event. The charity selected for the 2024 Games is Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

2024 Can-Am Police & Fire Games Board of Directors

Sheriff Michael T. Slupe

Sheriff, Butler County
2024 Can-Am Chairman/CEO

Michael Slupe is currently serving his 4th term as Sheriff and was first elected in 2009.

From 1985-1991, Sheriff Slupe worked as a dispatcher at the Butler County 911 Center. He was also a volunteer fireman for Meridian Volunteer Fire Department, starting as a junior firefighter at the age of 16. Slupe was a First Responder and then Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Fire department and also worked at Butler Ambulance Service. He served as District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America/Moraine Trails Council. He received the Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America/Moraine Trails Council. In 1986, Sheriff Slupe started his law enforcement career in Evans City Borough. He was a Butler Township Police Officer from August 1988 through his retirement in December of 2008.

Sheriff Slupe has served as President of the PA Sheriff’s Association from 2016-2017, along with many leadership roles in different affiliated organizations.

Public service minded, he is honored to be the Chair/CEO for the 2024 Can-Am Police-Fire Games.

Anthony Sawl

Sergeant Deputy, Butler County
2024 Can-Am Sponsorship Chairman

Anthony has served in different branches of protective services for over 35 years. The first 16 years of his career were spent in the military in the U.S. Air Force/Pennsylvania Air National Guard. In his time in the military, Anthony received seven different awards including the Pennsylvania Commendation Medal and the Pennsylvania Outstanding Airman of the Year. Since then, his career has taken him around western Pennsylvania, serving and protecting its citizens.

He has been a certified EMT for the past 30 years, and is also an AHA, CPR and Sim-man 3G instructor. His excellent work ethic, diverse skill-set and desire to serve the community have brought him to positions ranging from Federal Officer to Police Chief.

Currently, Anthony holds the position of Deputy Sheriff at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Steve Bicehouse

Director, Butler County Emergency Services
2024 Can-Am Communications Chairman

Steve has held the position of Director of Emergency Services for the County of Butler for over 7 years. After a career in healthcare, where he held the position of Risk Manager as well as RN, he transitioned to a new career in Emergency Services, a dream job.

Steve has been involved in Emergency Services for over 30 years, holding various positions, the last 12 years as chief officer in the Fire Department. He has also worked both as a volunteer and professional EMT/Prehospital RN.

Detective Conrad Pfeifer

EMS Director and Police Detective
2024 Can-Am Sports Director

Detective Pfeifer has a unique and diverse background in public safety, management, and executive duties. Much of his vast experience in leadership comes from outside law enforcement; as a corporate executive, community leader and an entrepreneur. With this background he has a strong understanding of budgets and balance sheets, human resources, logistics and public and community relations. In addition to law enforcement duties, he is currently Executive Director of a 501 c 3 nonprofit 32 employee EMS agency which covers 6 municipalities where he is responsible for all operations, personnel, budgeting, and overall management. He is on the board of the Cambrian Foundation, a 501 c 3 Research group and Chairman for the International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery Commission. As former Chairman of the Board of the Cranberry Chamber of Commerce he cultivated strong relationships with local businesses and their economic development.

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During his 35 years in public safety, he has been involved with many large and global events. Detective Pfeifer attended the White House Summit on 21st Century Policing in Washington DC, provided security at the G 20 Global Summit in Pittsburgh and was part of the protection detail for a Presidential visit to Butler County.

In addition to law enforcement, he is a tactical paramedic and operator with the high-risk warrant entry team for the Butler County drug task force and Emergency Services Unit (ESU). As a technical, cave and public safety diving instructor he has trained members of Phoenix PD, Muncie PD, Anderson IN Fire Dept., USMC Camp Lejeune Fire and other local Fire and Rescue teams.

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Chuck Lewis

President, Saxonburg VFC
2024 Can-Am Marketing Chairman

Mr. Lewis is an active volunteer Firefighter I and Paramedic with Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company since 1991 where he currently serves as President of the organization. Mr. Lewis also serves as President of AKPULSER (area paramedic response unit) and Board member with Butler County’s Communication Council.

During his tenure with the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company, Chuck has served as Ambulance Commander for 15 years and managed a staff of 20 paid EMS personnel and more than 75 volunteers. Chuck also serves as a Deputy Coroner for Butler County. He also has served as a Hazard Mitigation/Emergency Planner for Butler County for six years and assisted Butler County in developing its All Hazards Plan.

Mr. Lewis has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Alma College (Alma, Michigan) and has more than 25 years of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) expertise and worked as an instructional designer and systems training specialist.

Bruce W. Hezlep

Cranberry Township Supervisor
2024 Can-Am Finance Chairman

Mr. Hezlep has served as Township Supervisor of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania since January 2013. In 2015 Business Week named Cranberry Twp. the #1 place to raise children in PA, and #39 best place to raise children in the US.

Mr. Hezlep has also served as a firefighter with the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company since 2002, and has held the positions of President, Captain, Lieutenant, and Safety Officer, as well as Treasurer of the Cranberry Township Firefighter’s Relief Association. He holds pro-board certifications for Fire Officer II, Firefighter II, Fire Instructor II, Hazardous Materials, and Safety Officer.

He has also served as a PA State Fire Academy Local Level Instructor.

Since joining the fire company, Mr. Hezlep has been recognized as Rookie of the Year, awarded the President’s award, the Chief’s award twice, selected as Brigade Member of the Year, and selected as Company Member of the Year by the members of the Fire Company three times.

A graduate of Grove City College, Mr. Hezlep has worked for multiple technology firms including JD Edwards, Oracle, Yardi, and RealPage. He currently works as a Senior Solution Consultant for Sage Intacct headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Beau Sneddon

Warden, Butler County Prison
2024 Can-Am Operations Chairman

With over 25 years of experience working in Corrections, Beau Sneddon began his career in 1998 as a part-time Correctional Officer with the Butler County Prison and was promoted to full-time in December of that same year.  Furthering his career with a promotion to Sergeant in 2003, Captain in March of 2013, and his current position of Deputy Warden of Operations in September 2014.

Beau graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Municipal Academy in 2001, servings as a Police Officer for various local municipalities over the last 20 years including Saxonburg, Evans City, Adams Twp., and Parker as well as the Officer-In-Charge of Mars Police for several years.

Beau is a member of the Pennsylvania Prison Warden’s Association, Pennsylvania County Corrections Association, Vice President of the Butler County Chiefs of Police Association, and a previous member of the American Correctional Association in which he successfully completed the Certified Correctional Executive (CCE) Program.

Beau is also a lifelong resident of Butler County graduating from Knoch High School in 1995.