NEWS PHOTO (Circulation Over 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “The Los Angeles Fire Fighter”
An Angeles National Forest Service caption (on the radio) and a fire fighter (holding a flare) leave a backfiring operation. The fire burned nearly 700 acres of heavy fuel before it was contained.
SECOND PLACE (TIE): “Three-Alarm Blaze, San Jose”
At 7:28 p.m. on February 6, 2006, units from the City of Santa Clara Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a structure fire in a single-family dwelling on the City's south side.
SECOND PLACE (TIE): “Fire Fighters Hurt in Blaze”
A Toronto fire fighter climbs out of second-floor window, slides off the roof and falls to the ground. Three fire fighters suffered injuries -- none serious -- in the three-alarm fire.
“Blaze Summons Recruits to First Call on Front Line”
Sun City Fire Captain Jim West looks for fuel flowing from a blaze triggered when a tanker holding 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline erupted after a collision. This was the very first call for the first class of recruits going through the Northwest Regional Fire Academy.
“Assessing the Injured”
Racine Fire Lieutenant Tom Gavahan helps a woman who jumped from a second-floor apartment to escape a fire. The four-alarm fire displaced some 100 tenants and resulted in two deaths.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Members of Engine Company 78 fight a fire on board a UPS plane at Philadelphia International Airport.
Philadelphia Daily News