FIRST PLACE: "Bigelow Fire"
Michael Hoye shot this photo at the Bigelow fire in Coronado
National forest near Mt. Lemon, Arizona. The photo is of a hotshot crew
member (name unknown) who helped contain the fire in an aggressive
coordinated attack by local, state and out-of-state crews.
Photo by: Michael Hoye
Green Valley, AZ Local 4125
HONORABLE MENTION: "Apartment Complex Fire"
This photo was taken during a four-alarm fire at a three-story apartment
building in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, that was started from cooking.
The wide picture captures two ladders fully extended and dousing fire on
the roof of the building.
Photo by: Chris Mickal
New Orleans, LA Local 632
HONORABLE MENTION: "South
Nashville House Fire"
Nashville Local 140 fire fighters
attack a fire in South Nashville, Tennessee. The picture captures
perfectly the moment when fire fighters confront dangerous flames and
move in to suppress.
Photo by: Buddy Byers
Submitted by: Nashville, TN Local 140
HONORABLE MENTION: "In
This shot was taken during a
training class, and captures fire fighter students staring intently at a
simulated flame while another fire fighter conducts a drill.
Photo by: Joel Green
Submitted by: Plainfield, NJ Local 3527
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SECOND PLACE: "Looking Up"
This is a picture of Shea, infant son of Norwalk Local 830 fire
fighter Chris King, during an open house at the firehouse. King’s wife
noticed their son as he approached lockers filled with turnouts and stopped
in his tracks to look. The photo captures a perfect moment as a child
becomes enthralled with fire fighters.
Photo by: Chris King
Submitted by: Norwalk, CT Local 830
HONORABLE MENTION: "One Last Time"
A fire fighter drains hose on a hot June evening during his
last fire call before retirement. The lighting is just right and captures
the face of a man in deep concentration and thought.
Photo by: Derick Ritter
Submitted by: Winona, MN Local 575
HONORABLE MENTION: "Heavy
Fire Fighters in Wareham,
Massachusetts, battle a four-alarm fire. This photo captures a moment of
intense cooperation when the team has run a ladder up to the roof of a house
and are heading up to attack the flames.
Photo by: Rob Reardon
Submitted by: Duxbury, MA Local 2167
HONORABLE MENTION: "Wood
A City of Alexandria Local 2141
fire fighter recruit practices cutting a flat roof during a training
evolution in October 2011.The image captures the subject’s intense
concentration against a beautiful blue sky.
Photo by: Wells P. Wilson
Submitted by: Alexandria, VA Local 2141