As per an old tradition, in Germany it brings good fortune that the fire brigade has an official dedication for good luck when they receive a new truck. The event usually starts with a church service in the morning. Afterwards the pastor, the mayor, the fire men, a marching band and the population from the village are having a procession from the church to the new vehicle placed in front of the fire station. Speeches, good wishes and celebration inside the fire station follow. This happened on last March 2013 when LF 10/10 BAIWAY Fire Fighting Vehicle based on MB Atego 1122 AF 4x4 chassis was delivered to Gemeinde Boos (City of Boos).
Further details on: www.bai-deutschland.de.