Entries now open for the International Firefighting Team of the Year Award.

Published:  25 July, 2016

Do you have what it takes to become the International Firefighting Team of the year 2016? Firefighters from all over the world can now submit their most courageous, technically advanced and most unusual call outs in order to compete for the coveted International Firefighting Team of the Year Award. 

The winners of the Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award will be flown over to the USA, to visit one of the world’s most famous fire brigades, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Submissions should contain stories about courageous rescues, innovative strategies, as well as exciting or intricate firefighting and technical rescue missions.

A jury of firefighting experts will assess every entry and select the finalists. The winners of the International Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award 2016 will subsequently be chosen by public online vote and via a further selection process by the jury.

Fire brigades from all over the world can find more information on how to apply at www.magirusgroup.com/award.  The deadline for submissions is on 2 October 2016, and the online voting will take place from 14 October until 11 December. All incidents must have taken place after 1 October 2015, and all types of fire and rescue teams can apply, including volunteer, professional and industrial fire brigades.

‘The Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award is dedicated to a pioneering firefighter who is seen as a role model for fire professionals around the world. Conrad Dietrich Magirus invented the world’s first mobile fire ladder, and is one of Europe’s most prolific firefighters in history,’ said Tobias Knebel, marketing manager for Magirus, the fire vehicle manufacturer based in Ulm, Germany.

Magirus is the organiser of the award, and hosts the Award ceremony every year near its headquarters in Ulm. This year’s event will take place on 27 January, 2017, with over 700 invited guests attending the lavish ceremony.

To find out more, visit: www.magirusgroup.com/award

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