From 9 to 16 July 2017, the International Fire Brigade Competitions will take place in Villach, Austria. The CTIF (Comité Technique International de prévention et Extinction du Feu) – the international organization that promotes global cooperation between fire department members – is organising the 2017 competitions and athletic contests for the sixteenth time. The competitions are scheduled every four years. This year, 2,500 firefighters from 30 countries will participate and over 15,000 fans are expected. In addition to the International Congress of Delegates, the 21st International Youth Firefighters Gathering will be held.
Firefighting technology up close
As a partner of fire departments the world over, Magirus will participate in the event to support the many teams of volunteer and professional firefighters from home and abroad. Interested visitors will be able to examine a number of Magirus firefighting vehicles and turntable ladders in the Lind stadium and downtown Villach – as well as attend numerous vehicle demonstrations and find out a great deal of information.
Further information on the programme and all individual events is available at http://www.villachonfire.at/