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NEWS PHOTO (Circulation Under 100,000)

First place: "Fire Fighters in a Blaze"

A view into the hell of fire. Fire fighters of Local 437 encounter intense flames and heat as they try to extinguish a house fire in Bremerton. Despite their herculean efforts, two teenage girls perished in this early morning inferno.

Photo by: Larry Steagall
Submitted by: Bremerton, WA Local 437

Second place: "Quick Response Saves Child"

Fire fighter Dan Squires of Local 321 holds a 3-year-old boy he rescued from a house fire in Racine, a nice shot that reminds everyone of what saving a child's life means to a fire fighter.

The Journal Times
Photo by: Tim Stein
Submitted by: Racine, WI Local 321

Honorable Mention: "Seven-Alarm Fire Ravages Allard's" Portsmouth Herald Photo by: Deb Cram Submitted by: Portsmouth, NH Local 1313

A Newington L 1313 firefighter wipes his forehead as extreme heat and flames billow from a storage unit building at Allard's Moving and Storage.


Honorable Mention: "2 Fire Fighters on Roof" Quad City Times; Photo by: Jeff Cook; Submitted by: Moline, IL Local 581

Two Moline  L 581 firefighters tackle a house fire in Moline from attic area. 




Honorable Mention: "Health/Safety: A Rehab Area" Firehouse Magazine; Photo by: Peter MacDonald; Submitted by: Turner Falls, MA Local 2452

L 2452 Firefighter John Zellman is assisted in removing his self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) after working at the scene of March 1999 house fire. 



Honorable Mention: "Brush Fire" American Firefighter; Photo by: Gene Blevins; Submitted by: Los Angeles, CA Local 112 

Award-winning fire photographer Gene Blevins captures the searing heat of this solid wall of flame fueled by a raging brush fire in the tinder-dry foothills of Southern California. 




Honorable Mention: "Cannings Building Fire" The Mercury; Photo by: Kevin L. Hoffman; Submitted by: Pottstown, PA Local 3536

An overall view of the building engulfed in flames in the 400 block of High Street after the blaze rekindled and spread to adjoining units.



Honorable Mention: "Raging Inferno" Progress-Index; Photo by: Roy Stout; Submitted by: Petersburg, VA Local 2773

It took L 2773 firefighters about 40 minutes to bring the blaze under control at the Jefferson-South of the James apartment complex.

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