Vienna named top volunteer fire department in contest

Staff reportJune 24, 2014 

The Vienna volunteer fire department in Dooly County has won $10,000 after being named the grand prize winner in a contest.

The Vienna department was among 20 volunteer department finalists from across the nation to be recognized. Vienna drew nearly 9,000 votes in the online contest sponsored by Johnsonville Sausage, winning the top prize.

The department can use the money toward the firehouse or the community.

The International Fire Service Training Association also will provide the department with its training library and home smoke alarm equipment with alert devices to install in 100 homes in the community.

Earlier this year, Americans were asked to nominate the volunteer fire departments that go above and beyond the call of duty for their residents. The top 10 were identified following a public voting period that ran from May 20 to June 20.

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