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FIRST PLACE: This is a strong picture of fire fighters at their best in a medical emergency situation. It conveys the strength, protection, and care provided by local fire fighters to all in the community anytime, anywhere.

Sterling Heights fire fighters give emergency aid to two people from Ontario who were injured Christmas Day when the driver of a Pontiac ran a red light on Schoenherr and Utica roads and were struck by another car, police said. Two people were taken to St. Joseph’s Mercy of Macomb hospital, Clinton Township, where they were treated and released.

“Cut Out” Macomb Daily
Photo by: Bill Eisner
Submitted by: Sterling, MI Local 1557

SECOND PLACE: The image portrays the fearless bravery that surfaces and the risks that are taken by the fire fighters everyday on the job.

Intense heat sends Longview fire fighter Eric Hayes backwards over a duct as flames burst from a sawdust hopper outside the wood shop in R.A. Long High School.

Huge Fames, Little Damage The Daily News
Photo by: Roger Werth

Submitted by: Longview, WA Local 828



Fire fighters from Lewis Township, Underwood and Neola fight a house fire on Pottawattamie County Road L34, just north of highway 191.

“Fire Devastates Underwood Home” The Daily Nonpareil Photo by: Ben DeVries Submitted by: Council Bluffs, IA Local 15



“Fully Involved” The Sun Photo by: Larry Steagall Submitted by: Bremerton, WA Local 437







Emergency responders carry Eagle County Ambulance District Paramedic Brenda Hazard up 180 feet after she became ill from diesel fumes while helping a Houston man trapped in his semi-truck. The man survived the accident on U.S. highway 6 at the base of Battle Mountain with minor injuries.

“Teamwork” Vail Daily Photo by: Melinda Kruse Submitted by: Vail, CO Local 4138

Sylvia Steele, 37, is transported to a waiting ambulance after jumping from a porch roof as fire spread through her Moline home. She first dropped her 3-year-old son, Seth, to Moline police Lt. Greg Heist.

“Toddler Tossed” The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus Photo by: Terry Herbig Submitted by: Moline, IL Local 581

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