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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.

www.wane.com
Reported by: Alyssa Ivanson
Submitted by: Fort Wayne, IN Local 124

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.

Firefighterhourly.com
Reported by: Jay Lowry
Submitted by: Charleston, SC Local 61

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

“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.

www.msnbc.com
Reported by: Bill Dedman
 

 

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