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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. 

Firehouse Magazine
Photo by: Gene Blevins
Submitted by: Los Angeles, CA Local 112






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.

Photo by: Craig Allyn Rose
Submitted by: San Jose, CA Local 230









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.

Toronto Sun
Photo by: John Hanley
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888


“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.

Daily News-Sun
Photo by: Thomas Boggan
Submitted by: United Sun Cities, AZ Local 3573

“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
Photo by: Timothy J. Stein
Submitted by: Racine, WI Local 321








“Aircraft Fire”

Members of Engine Company 78 fight a fire on board a UPS plane at Philadelphia International Airport. 

Philadelphia Daily News
Photo by: Joe Kacmarek
Submitted by: Philadelphia, PA Local 22

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