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WINNERS

The International Association of Fire Fighters Media Awards Contest, conducted annually, honors reporting and photography that best portray the professional and dangerous work of fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in the United States and Canada.

In addition, these awards recognize outstanding work by IAFF affiliates in communicating with their members and generating public awareness for fire fighters in their respective communities. The stories and photos entered also bring to light important issues that affect the welfare of fire fighters throughout North America.

More than 285 entries were submitted in the 2007 Media Awards Contest.

NEWS or FEATURE STORY
(Circulation Under 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: "Healing Presence"
The Sun
Written by: Jennifer Amy Myers
Submitted by: Billerica, MA Local 1495

NEWS PHOTO
(Circulation Under 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Smoky Bucket”
Photo by: Dylan Moore
Submitted by: Prince William County, VA Local 2598

NON-PUBLISHED PHOTO
(By an IAFF Member)
FIRST PLACE: “Ron Fritz”
Photo by: David J. Dubowski
Submitted by: St. Louis, MO Local 2665

AFFILIATE WEB SITE
FIRST PLACE: www.uflac.org
Produced by: Mikel Bullis
Submitted by: Los Angeles, CA Local 112

BEST STORY ON WEB-BASED NEWS SITE
FIRST PLACE: “Ties That Truly Bind”
Written by: Rick Newman
Submitted by: Fairfax County, VA Local 2068

EDITORIAL or COLUMN
FIRST PLACE: “Fire Department Scheme Invites Death”
Story by: Stu Bykofsky
Submitted by: Philadelphia, PA Local 22

AFFILIATE PUBLICATION
(Circulation Under 1,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Newsletter”
Produced by: Alaska Professional Fire Fighters
Submitted by: Alaska Professional Fire Fighters

AFFILIATE CALENDAR
FIRST PLACE: “2007 Calendar of Local Heroes”
Produced by: Professional Firefighters of Monticello
Submitted by: Monticello, IN Local 2278

 

NEWS or FEATURE STORY
(Circulation Over 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Falling Heroes
Ottawa Citizen

Written by: Shelley Page
Submitted by: Ottawa, ON Local 162   

NEWS PHOTO
(Circulation Over 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “The Los Angeles Fire Fighter”
Photo by: Gene Blevins
Submitted by: Los Angeles, CA Local 112

T.V. NEWS FEATURE/DOCUMENTARY
FIRST PLACE: “Hazmat Horror”
Reported by: Mike Beaudet
Submitted by: Boston, MA Local 718

T.V. NEWS STORY
FIRST PLACE: “Seven-Alarm Fire”
Reported by: Tracy Moore, Bert Dandy, Tim Maeba and Bryan Carey
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888

RADIO NEWS STORY or EDITORIAL
FIRST PLACE:
“A Firefighters Journey”
Reported by: Michelle Durham
Submitted by: Philadelphia, PA Local 22 

AFFILIATE PR or POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
FIRST PLACE: “Fire Safety Festival”
Produced by: Dover, NH Local 1312, Dover Fire Officers Local 2909, and City of Dover Fire & Rescue Service
Submitted by: Dover, NH Local 1312/Dover Fire Officers Local 2909 

AFFILIATE PUBLICATION
(Circulation Over 1,000)
FIRST PLACE:
“The Hawaii Fire Fighter”
Produced by: Hawaii Fire Fighters Association
Submitted by: Hawaii Local 1463

SPECIAL ONE-TIME PROJECT
FIRST PLACE: “Firefighters for Phil Angelides”
Produced by: Lou Paulson
Submitted by: California Professional Firefighters  


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