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Amherst Fire Department Crowned Winner of Akron Brass 3rd Annual March Mayhem Contest

Companies mentioned in this article: Akron Brass Company

WOOSTER, Ohio, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row Akron Brass has jumped on the NCAA "March Madness" bandwagon with their Akron Brass March Mayhem contest. The goal of the social media contest was to crown the best fire department.

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Fire departments throughout North America entered the contest and voted from the "Sweet Sixteen" through the final matchup. The last two fire departments standing were Amherst Fire Department (Amherst, OH) and Breda Fire Department (Breda, IA).The two fire departments battled it out in a close competition until Amherst Fire Department was announced as the winner on April 8(th).

The secrets to their victory were simple. Fire department members recruited spouses, children and friends across the globe to vote for them. In addition, they voted using multiple devices including phones, tablets and laptops to vote at all hours of the day. Winning this contest adds to the community pride Amherst already proudly displays. In fact, they recently constructed a fire museum memorializing and celebrating the town's fire service history.

On Tuesday, May 6, 60 fire department members and their families enjoyed a pizza party in honor of their victory. In addition, gifts and a plaque touting them as the champion of the 2014 Akron Brass March Mayhem contest were presented. Chief Northeim thanked Akron Brass in an email the following day saying, "Thanks for a wonderful evening, you guys did an outstanding job."

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About Akron Brass Company

Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance life safety, fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment. A Premier Farnell company, Akron Brass is ISO 9001: 2000 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products.

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