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FIRST PLACE: “Fire Safety Festival”
For many years, these three groups have jointly produced a fire safety festival for grades K-4, benefiting 1,800 students in five schools. This event has evolved into a theatrical and musical based presentation featuring fire fighters and their families. All students received a music CD featuring safety songs written and sung by Dover Fire and Rescue personnel.
Produced by: Dover, NH Local 1312, Dover Fire
Officers Local 2909 and City of Dover Fire & Rescue Service
SECOND PLACE (TIE): “Got Your Back”
This spot features Vermont fire fighters endorsing Peter Welch for U.S. Congress for Vermont.
Produced by: Christopher Klose
SECOND PLACE (TIE): “Katrina Flooding”
For the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Jefferson Parish, LA Local 1374 devised a public awareness campaign to remind residents how their Jefferson Parish fire fighters had served them during that critical time. The four billboards featured photographs taken by members of Local 1374. One billboard proclaimed, "Not even Mother Nature keeps fire fighters from protecting Jefferson Parish."
Produced by: Jefferson Parish Firefighters
Burnaby, BC Local 323 fire fighters contribute more than $100,000 annually to local charities. Last year, Local 323 created a unique charity event in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. Local 323 invited media celebrities to experience for themselves what it takes to be a fire fighter.
Produced and Submitted by: Burnaby, BC Local 323
“Habitat House Project”
The Chattanooga fire fighters and Habitat for Humanity built a house in just 18 days. A DVD documents this as the first major charity project for the fire department and the local. In addition, the presentation shows teamwork among Local 820 members and others involved in the project.
Produced and Submitted by: Chattanooga, TN Local 820