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.
Written by: Martin Steadman
Submitted by: Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) of New York
"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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"Full Honours Funeral Bestowed Upon a
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
Written by: Cynthia Reason
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888