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Special Prize for Social Engagement

Finalists 2018

Please find below all six finalists in the category “Special Prize for Social Engagement 2018” with their operations.

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Waltershausen (Germany)

100 km walk for donations for a worthy cause – in full work gear

The FD athletic team organised a firefighter walk for donations. Answering a Facebook appeal, 100 firefighters from all over Germany registered to walk 100 km together within 24 hours – in full work gear. More

SDIS 45 du Loiret (Orléans, France)

Charity soccer match for Clara

On the day she was born, she was diagnosed as suffering from hypotonia. Clara's parents do not have the money to pay for this course of treatment themselves. Therefore, we organised a football tournament. More

OSP Ochotnicza Straż Pożarna Lubin (Poland)

Together Against Leukemia

We are an increasingly numerous group not only of volunteer firefighters, but also firefighters from the State Fire Service, who have combined our passion for saving people in rescue and firefighting operations with the desire to help people suffering from blood cancer, including leukaemia, all over the world. More

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Bergheim (Bergheim, Germany)

Staircase race on behalf of burned children foundation

71 teams from all over Germany participated in the Bergheim FD's second staircase race, running 45 metres high, up 16 flights of stairs with a total of 267 steps for the worthy cause. More

Chuncheon Fire Department, Gangwon Fire & Rescue Service (South Korea)

Safety improvement of a remote village

In the territory of the fire department, there is a tiny village located far away from the nearest fire station and only accessible via a rough path through the woods. To improve the safety of its inhabitants, the FD conceived a project. More

Youth Fire Brigade Langenthal (Germany)

„Team Emergency Lane”

The Langenthal Youth Fire Department's Emergency Lane project was established at the beginning of last year. Because the forming of an emergency lane repeatedly gets negative headlines, the YFD made this issue one of its priorities. More