SOURCE: CNH Industrial
2014 International Firefighting Team of the Year Announced
The selection process included a jury of specialists who chose the best submissions, which were then included in a public online voting poll at http://world-of-firefighters.com. The top three winners were officially announced at the ceremony. The Rio de Janeiro Fire Department from Brazil was rewarded for its long journey with first place honours, having received the most online votes. One particular heroic instance that contributed to their win involved a rescue mission to extinguish a fire caused by a truck that had run into a footbridge above a high-traffic city freeway, causing it to collapse. The competition runners up were the Absam Fire Department from Austria in second place and the Lampedusa Fire Department from Italy in third.