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FIRST PLACE: “Three Men, One Cause”

After fire fighter Wes Malcolm’s wife, Tonya, died of breast cancer, the Tyler Fire Fighters Association secured a state resolution to don pink for three days in October. Other Texas departments now have similar programs designed to raise cancer awareness as well as raise funds to help their community.

The Pirate Press
Written by: Chase Wade
Submitted by: Tyler, TX Local 883

HONORABLE MENTION: “In Memory of My Hero, Jacob Rosa”

Engine 6 made nine-year-old Jacob Rosa an honorary fire fighter less than a month before he died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jacob’s life ambition was to become a fire fighter. His friend of three years, fire fighter Pete Perez, made sure the boy also received a fire fighter’s funeral.

Camden Courier-Post
Written by: Lavinia DeCastro 
Submitted by: Camden, NJ Local 788

SECOND PLACE: "The Fire That Still Burns”

Exactly 10 years after the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse fire of 1999, which killed four fire fighters, eight survivors from the
Grove Street Station revisited the fateful night.

Worcester Magazine
Written by: Jim Keogh
Submitted by: Worcester, MA Local 1009



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