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AFFILIATE PUBLICATION (Circulation Over 1,000)

FIRST PLACE: “Tailboard Talk”

This two-color, twice yearly newsletter is dedicated to keeping 15,000 Illinois members apprised of local activities and the likely impact of legislation pending in Springfield.







Produced by: Pat Davaney
Submitted by: Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois

“The Houston Fire Fighter”

Member classifieds and civic advertising further the usefulness of this monthly, which runs 40 pages or more. Members' activities on and off the job come to life in stories and pictures.

Produced by: Michael Bingham
Submitted by: Houston, TX Local 341

“California Professional Firefighters”

Four times a year, this four-color tabloid brings news and views to its members statewide. The third-quarter issue featured a special insert for the November general election with recommendations on propositions as well as endorsements of senate and assembly candidates.

Produced by: Lou Paulson
Submitted by: California Professional Firefighters



Four-color printing makes photos pop in this magazine published three times a year. It's also rich in features, with recipes, crosswords and activity pages just for kids.











Produced by: Darren L. Orr
Submitted by: Salt Lake City, UT Local 1645

SECOND PLACE (TIE): “The Helmet”

In its October/November 2008 issue, Local 416 celebrates paying off its building, making the local debt-free after 20 years.










Produced by: Ted Waldroup
Submitted by: Indianapolis, IN Local 416


Produced quarterly, this four-color magazine promotes "One union, one family." The April-May-June issue featured a legal column and an interview with the newest bagpiper.

Produced by: Palm Beach County, FL Local 2928
Submitted by: Palm Beach County, FL Local 2928

HONORABLE MENTION: “The Hawaii Fire Fighter”

In the June issue of this two-color tabloid, the suit filed by the Hawaii Fire Department battalion chiefs for rank-and-file privileges took center stage. Each article examined it from a different perspective of consequence to members.










Produced by: Robert H. Lee
Submitted by: Hawaiian Islands, HI Local 1463




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