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FIRST PLACE: “Pension Funds”
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois President
Patrick Devaney denounces the Southern Illinoisian for its criticism of the public safety pension benefits program in Carbondale, Illinois. He presents a strong case in defense of the pension system and describes how efforts to seek a compromise were undermined by a misrepresentation of the facts.

The Southern Illinoisian
Written by: Patrick Devaney
Submitted by: Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois


 

 

 


 

 

 

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SECOND PLACE: “City on pace for record year of fires, damage”
A report on the sharp increase in fires in Winnipeg and the
economic impact on the city.

Winnipeg Free Press
Written by: Gabrielle Giroday
Submitted by: Winnipeg, MB Local 867



HONORABLE MENTION:
“Hero firefighter recovers
slowly from burns"
This story highlights the heroic efforts of Baltimore fire fighter and paramedic Jeff Novack, who responded to an apartment fire and rescued an 86-year-old woman from the burning building. Novack rushed back into the building after he heard screams from the third floor, but became trapped. To escape, he broke a window and fell three stories to a cement walkway. Novack was hospitalized for more than a month, including two weeks at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The three closest fire engine were on other calls or closed due to rolling firehouse closures.

The Baltimore Sun
Written by: Julie Scharper
Submitted by: Baltimore, MD Local 734
 


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