PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police and firefighters are gearing up for an epic battle – against each other!

It’s time for the annual “Battle of the Badges” weight loss competition.

The department that loses the most total weight after 13 weeks takes home a trophy and a victory banner.

Weight Watchers also donates $10,000 in the name of the winning department to the Hero Thrill Show.

In the 28 years of competition thus far, the combined total weight loss for both departments is a whopping 184,000 lbs!