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Akron Brass Announces Winner of Second Annual March Mayhem Contest

The votes are in and the champion of Akron Brass’ second annual March Mayhem contest is Fremont Fire Department.

Wooster, OH May 16, 2013 – In March, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) rallies college basketball fans for the excitement of March Madness. For the second year in a row, Akron Brass sponsored a March Mayhem contest for the best fire department.

Fire departments entered the contest and voted from the “Sweet Sixteen” through the final matchup. The final two fire departments remaining in the competition were Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department (Bridgeport, OH) and Fremont Fire Department (Fremont, IN). Throughout the competition, these two fire departments developed a strong bond despite being competitors. Yet, in the end, on April 9th, Fremont Fire Department was crowned the winner.

“When we go in, we go all in. One of our men stayed awake for 48 hours to vote, another used two computers and his Wii game system for voting, and many voted all day on their computers and cell phones. We were exhausted by the end of it, but we’re proud of the camaraderie developed amongst our department and with Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department,” said Eric Hufnagle, Fire Chief of Fremont Fire Department.

On Friday May 10, 50 fire department members and their families enjoyed a pizza party and admired their plaque touting them as the champion of the 2013 Akron Brass March Mayhem champions.

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