SPECIAL ONE-TIME PUBLICATION/PROJECT
FIRST PLACE (TIE): “Firefighters for Phil Angelides”
California Professional Firefighters created this video to support Phil Angelides, its officially endorsed gubernatorial candidate. The DVD was distributed to more than 1,600 fire stations throughout California, hitting each shift for a total distribution of more than 3,000 copies.
Produced by: Lou Paulson
FIRST PLACE (TIE): “Kitchener Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial”
"Protecting the memory of those who have protected you" is the subtitle for this memorial depicting Kitchener's 10 fallen fire fighters. Built in Civic Centre Park, the 13-foot bronze sculpture is the work of master sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz. Last year, it received the Eugene H. Faehnle award for design excellence, the highest award of the American Institute of Commemorative Art.
Produced by: Kitchener Professional Fire Fighters
SECOND PLACE: “Firefighting in Roanoke”
A lieutenant with the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department, Rhett Fleitz created a 127-page photo testament to the work of his 125-year-old department. Introducing the chapter on the 1957 diamond jubilee, the author notes, "The fire fighters were ordered to grow facial hair for the Diamond Jubilee. The men grew mustaches, goatees and beards. If the men did not comply, they were fined and the money was taken out of their paycheck.
Produced by: Rhett Fleitz, Roanoke, VA Local 1132
“Buckle Up! True Stories and Lessons Learned”
This 24-minute video reinforces to its members the importance of buckling up in emergency apparatus. In August 2006, an engine rolled over on its way to a false alarm that was reported to involve children. All four fire fighters survived because they were wearing safety belts. The feature included interviews with other fire fighters about comrades who died because they were not wearing seat belts.
Produced by: Jonathon Carter
“Burn Safety: A Reminder for Seniors”
Since 1974, the Burn Fund of the Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association has raised more than $6 million. This 20-minute video, produced by the fund, carried safety messages to 1,500 senior facilities across the province of Saskatchewan.
Produced by: Brad Woodard
“Fire Ops 101”
Fire Ops 101 was a special event taking policymakers through a day in the life of a fire fighter. The WSCFF held it to communicate in a personal way the physical demands of the job, as well as the need for adequate staffing and equipment for fire departments.
Produced by: Washington State Council of Fire