NEWS STORY ON A WEB SITE
FIRST PLACE: “Fire Power”
Three television stories posted online relate the experience of reporter Ivanson, who took the Fire Ops 101 training course and then participated in a 24-hour shift. The 24/7 web updating showed her learning firsthand that there's more to the job than responding to fires.
SECOND PLACE: “The Charleston Fire Department”
Would a fatality have been averted if the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department had been at full strength? This article probes the alternatives for getting to a realistic minimum staffing level.
“Benefits Blocked" and "Cause for Alarm”
"Cause for Alarm," a three-part special report airing in February 2007, reported on fire fighters who died because of faulty safety equipment, including personal alert safety system (PASS) alarms. "Benefits Blocked," also a three-part series airing in march 2007, explored the fact that no federal dollars had been paid on public safety officer benefits (PSOB) death claims.