The third edition of the so-called Zbirožské hasičské tatrování (transl. Zbiroh Firefighting TATRA Meeting) was held on September 7, 2013 in the Town of Zbiroh, not far from Pilsen, the Czech Republic. It was a meeting of users of TATRA firefighting trucks. This year it also featured shiny historical TATRA passenger cars and a white Police Tatra.
The event, as last year, was organized by the General Headquarters of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the town of Zbiroh. More than 2000 fire truck fans, who came to the premises of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic in Zbiroh, could see 71 T138, T148, T815 model range truck contestants as well as the latest TATRA fire truck model – the CAS 20 water tender, which is based on the TATRA PHONEIX T158 commercial line.
As a result of visitors’ votes, the winner for 2013 was the Tatra T138 CAS 32 of the Voluntary Fire Brigade of Mníšek pod Brdy. The title “Miss Tatra 2013” was awarded to the Tatra T815 CAS 20 of the voluntary firefighters from Klatovy.
The entire Saturday program in Zbiroh was rich in accompanying events. Besides the main truck beauty contest, a time trial in changing tires was held; children got fascinated by a kid-size fire truck which was awarded a special jurors´ prize. Visitors could also visit a local firefighting museum, which houses many vehicles of the TATRA make.
The Zbiroh Firefighting TATRA Meeting is gradually becoming an event where both the pride and joy in the quality of a Czech make meet – a big thank-you to the organizers.