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The International Association of Fire Fighters Media Awards Contest is conducted annually to honor 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.

More than 225 entries were submitted in the 2006 Media Awards Contest.

NEWS or FEATURE STORY
(Circulation Under 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: "Will they stay or will they go?"
The Islander News
Written by: Kelly Josephsen
Submitted by: Key Biscayne, FL Local 3638

NEWS PHOTO
(Circulation Under 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Scrambling Off Burning Roof”
Photo by: David Grubbs
Submitted by: Billings, MT Local 521

NON-PUBLISHED PHOTO
(By an IAFF Member)
FIRST PLACE: “Into the Heat”
Photo by: Joshua D. Meeker 
Submitted by: Sierra Vista, AZ Local 4492

AFFILIATE WEB SITE
FIRST PLACE: www.torontofirefighters.org
Produced by: James Coones
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888

BEST STORY ON WEB-BASED NEWS SITE
FIRST PLACE: “Three Alarm Fire Tears Through Jacksonville’s Historic Springfield Neighborhood”
Written by: Mark Treglio
Submitted by: Jacksonville, FL Local 122

EDITORIAL or COLUMN
FIRST PLACE: “Lessons in How to Live”
Story by: Sean Kirst
Submitted by: Syracuse, NY Local 280

AFFILIATE PUBLICATION
(Circulation Under 1,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Ashkicker”
Produced by: Chad Wells
Submitted by: Middletown, OH Local 336 

AFFILIATE CALENDAR
FIRST PLACE: “California Firefighters Milk & Cookies Calendar”
Produced by: Lou Paulson
Submitted by: California Professional Firefighters

 

NEWS or FEATURE STORY
(Circulation Over 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Deadly Delays: The Decline of Fire Response
The Boston Globe

Written by: Bill Dedman
Submitted by: Boston, MA Local 718   

NEWS PHOTO
(Circulation Over 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Python”
Photo by: Al Diaz
Submitted by: Metro-Dade, FL Local 1403

T.V. NEWS FEATURE/DOCUMENTARY
FIRST PLACE: “Firefighters/Cancer”
Reported by: Jeremy Desel and Tom Empey
Submitted by: Houston, TX Local 341

T.V. NEWS STORY
FIRST PLACE: “Too Close for Comfort”
Reported by: Martinez Chapman
Submitted by: Chicago, IL Local 2

RADIO NEWS STORY or EDITORIAL
FIRST PLACE:
“Jacksonville Firefighter Forum”
Reported by: Mark Treglio
Submitted by: Jacksonville, FL Local 122 

AFFILIATE PR or POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
FIRST PLACE: “No Retreat… No Surrender”
Produced by: Lou Paulson
Submitted by: California Professional Firefighters 

AFFILIATE PUBLICATION
(Circulation Over 1,000)
FIRST PLACE:
“Toronto Fire Watch”
Produced by: James Coones and Frank Ramagnano
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888

SPECIAL ONE-TIME PROJECT
FIRST PLACE: “BC Children’s Hospital Colouring Book”
Produced by: Patricia Barker, Alison Swallwell-Franks and Shelley Kellner
Submitted by: Richmond, BC Local 1286  


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