• 25-NOV-2014

  • SOURCE: CNH Industrial

2014 International Firefighting Team of the Year Announced

The Rio de Janiero Fire Deparment winners of the 2014 Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) brand Magirus, a global frontrunner in firefighting equipment and technology, recognised the exceptional efforts of firefighters around the world at its annual Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award ceremony. The event was held on Friday, November 21st at the brand's headquarters in Ulm, Germany. A number of international firefighting teams spanning countries such as Brazil, Spain, Austria, France and Italy competed for the award this year.

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.