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Vienna Fire Department needs votes for national competition

Michael Shurley-Assistant Fire Chief Michael Shurley-Assistant Fire Chief

The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department is in a national competition and needs your help to win.

The department is one of 20 fire departments across the country going for the Best of US Fire Department, sponsored by the Johnsonville Sausage Company. Vienna is the only fire department in Georgia to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 to use toward its firehouse or community, along with Johnsonville sausage products. Additionally, the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) will provide the grand prize winner with an IFSTA Training Library and home smoke alarm equipment to install in 100 homes in their community—including alert devices that meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Each of the nine other finalist departments will receive a $1,000 cash prize and Johnsonville sausage products. IFSTA will provide ball caps, T-shirts and IFSTA eBooks for each department member.

"We'd like to take those winnings and do something a little bit further. We just want to make Vienna and Dooly County a great place to live and we think this could be a part of promoting our area. And giving something back," said Michael Shurley.

The department supports three charities and wants you to vote. You can vote once per day per email address online until June 20th. The winner will be announced June 24th.

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