Wanted: the world’s best firefighting team

July 2013 News

They are in action 365 days a year, on call 24 hours a day and always prepared to push themselves to the limit. Firefighters provide indispensable services worldwide, bravely confronting flames, rescuing accident victims and saving lives – sometimes risking their own health.

Now there is a competition to reward the dedication of firefighters all over the world: following its successful launch in Germany in 2012, Iveco Magirus is now looking for the best international firefighting team. The winners can look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York. The prize includes flights, accommodations and an exciting, action-packed programme for a team of 10.

The winning team will be welcomed by their FDNY counterparts and given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the largest city fire service in the world. The firefighters will be able to watch their colleagues at work, visit the training academy 'The Rock' along with some of the Big Apple’s finest fire stations, complete with siren demonstrations and a chance to talk shop. The agenda also includes a tour of the world’s most advanced fireboat 'Marine 1' and the highlights of New York City.

The competition is open to all fire services – whether voluntary, professional or company based – from 193 countries around the world. Teams can enter until 8 September 2013 at www.world-of-firefighters.com, providing details of an extraordinary feat since 30 September 2012. This could be a particularly risky or technically challenging operation, an unusually complex strategy or a noteworthy social contribution. A brief account should be submitted, summarising the course of events and tactics deployed. Photographs to illustrate the intervention should be included. Teams will be judged on the planning and execution of the missions and the performance of the firefighting team, irrespective of the equipment used. Finalists chosen by international jury.





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