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FIRST PLACE: “AB 2065 PR Campaign”

The AB2065: Health and Care Facilities Fire Protection is an extremely successful public awareness and support campaign initiated by Torrance fire fighters regarding the lack of fire protection in health care facilities. The campaign asks for public support for the passage of the AB2065 bill making it mandatory for residential care homes to install automatic sprinklers and automatic fire alarms under California regulations. Due to this successful AB 2065 campaign, the bill was passed by the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee in April 2004, and is now before the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The bill was proposed as a result of a fire in December 2002 at the Anchor Guest Home in Torrance, California, where three senior citizens perished due to excessive smoke inhalation.

Produced by: Robert Gebel, Jay Williams and Michael Freige
Submitted by: Torrance, CA Local 1138 

SECOND PLACE: “The worst moment of your life are the most important minutes of our day”

Portsmouth fire fighters joined with City of Portsmouth schools and police department and others to create the Portsmouth Emergency Preparedness Guide. The 28-page guide talks about potential emergency situations and how the city’s fire fighters and other emergency response workers are prepared to deal with them.

Producer: Bethany Blake
Submitted by: Portsmouth, NH Local 1313

SECOND PLACE: www.stayingalive.mb.ca  ”

This clever, informative, interactive and attractive web site, “Staying Alive,” was created in cooperation with the Winnipeg Firefighters Burn Fund. It promotes public safety education through information, interactive games and exercises.

Produced by: Shane Ferguson
Submitted by: Winnipeg, MB Local 867


“2004 Milk and Cookies Calendar”
Produced by: Dan Terry
Submitted by: California Professional Firefighters





“History of the Parma Fire Department”
Produced by: Lt. Tom Tesmer
Submitted by: Parma, OH Local 639

Produced by: Charles Anderson, Lori Culbert, Ian Smith, Nick Procaylo, Katie Bird, and Shelley Fralic
Submitted by: Vancouver, BC Local 18

“Fire Collage Day 2003"
Produced by: Joseph A. Arnold and Douglas W. Stern
Submitted by: Cincinnati, OH Local 48

“IAFF’s Memorial Day — We Will Never Forget"
Produced by: Dave Grzetich and Roxann Grzetich
Submitted by: Lockport, IL Local 1544 

“Fire Safety and Challenge"
Produced by: Burnaby Firefighters Local 323
Submitted by: Burnaby, BC Local 323

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