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FIRST PLACE: "J’Accuse: The Fatal Tragedy of the Deutsche Bank Fire"
Journalist Martin Steadman spent more than two years investigating the 2007 Deutsche Bank building fire which resulted in the deaths of two FDNY fire fighters. The building was in the process of being torn down when the fire began. Steadman’s article found that the people responsible for maintaining the bank building’s safety had not done an adequate job and the fire fighter deaths were preventable. An additional award goes to Eve Berliner, editor and publisher of Eve's Magazine. Steadman spent months offering his investigative report to numerous reporters and editors in New York City. Only Ms. Berliner had the courage to run his story.

Eve’s Magazine
Written by: Martin Steadman
Submitted by: Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) of New York Local 854

HONORABLE MENTION: "My Call of a Lifetime: The Cliffside Sheep Rescue"
In this story, Richmond Local 188 member Marc Lucero recalls how his fire company was dispatched to assist local animal control in removing a dog and a sheep from the side of a cliff in an old rock quarry. Lucero and the other responding personnel used their specialized training in technical rope rescue to bring the animals to safety.

Fire Rescue 1
Written by: Marc Lucero
Submitted by: Richmond, CA Local 188





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SECOND PLACE: "Full Honours Funeral Bestowed Upon a Fallen Firefighter"
This article pays tribute to Ontario Local 3888 fire fighter Sly Maj after he lost a long battle with work-related colon cancer. It not only details Maj’s contributions to his community, but also describes the full fire fighter honors posthumously bestowed on Maj during his funeral services.

Inside Toronto
Written by: Cynthia Reason
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888


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