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2003 WINNERS

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 personnel in the United States and Canada. It also recognizes outstanding work done by IAFF affiliates in promoting themselves and communicating with their members and the public. 

NEWS or FEATURE STORY
(Circulation under 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: "Fatal Fire Inquest"
The Sudbury Star
Stories by: Denis St. Pierre
Submitted by: Sudbury, ON Local 527

NEWS PHOTO
(Circulation under 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Local 2598 Fire Fighter Wrestles House Fire
The Potomac News
Photo by: Dylan P. Moore
Submitted by: Prince William County, VA Local 2598

NON-PUBLISHED PHOTO BY IAFF MEMBER
FIRST PLACE: “American Fire Fighters” Photo by: Craig G. Whitney
Submitted by: Palm Beach County, FL Local 2928

AFFILIATE WEB SITE
FIRST PLACE: www.spff4027.org
Producers: Jamie Bigler, Mark Pelfrey
Submitted by: Springdale, OH Local 4027

NEWS STORY (WEB-BASED SITE)
FIRST PLACE: “September 11 Forever Burned Into Fire Fighter’s Memories”
www.OswegoDailyNews.com 
Story by: Steve Yablonski
Submitted by: Oswego, NY Local 2707

AFFILIATE PUBLICATION
FIRST PLACE: “The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire”
Produced by: Bethany Blake
Submitted by: Prof. Fire Fighters of New Hampshire

AFFILIATE PR CAMPAIGN
FIRST PLACE: “Windham Fire Department Takes Action”
Produced by: Windham Professional Fire Fighters
Submitted by: Windham, NH Local 2915

 

NEWS or FEATURE STORY
(Circulation over 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: Someone’s Hero
Family Circle Magazine
Story by: Heather Millar
Submitted by: UFA Local 94, UFOA Local 854

NEWS PHOTO
(Circulation over 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: "House Fire"
The Spokesman Review
Photo by: Brian Plonka
Submitted by: Spokane, WA Local 29

EDITORIAL or COLUMN
FIRST PLACE: For Rescuers, a ‘New Normalcy’ Displaces Grief”
The Chief Leader
Story by: Deidre McFadyen
Submitted by: UFOA, NY Local 854

T.V. DOCUMENTARY/INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
FIRST PLACE: “Report From Ground Zero”
ABC Television Network
Produced by: Lloyd Kramer, Tom Yellin, Liz Mermin, Kenneth Levis
Submitted by: Newark, NJ Fire Officers Local 1860

T.V. NEWS STORY
FIRST PLACE: “Cincinnati Fire Fighter Health and Fitness”
WCPO Channel 9 Cincinnati
Produced by: Carol Williams, Gretchen Macknight, Steve Tsuleff
Submitted by: Cincinnati, OH Local 48

RADIO NEWS STORY or EDITORIAL
FIRST PLACE: “Firehouse Remote”

WCPN 90.3 Ideastream
Reported by: Kim Fox, Jack Helbig, Renita Jablonski, April Baer, David Barnett, Jeff Carlton, and Karen Schaefer
Submitted by: Cleveland, OH Local 93

JUDGES AWARDS

2002 MEDIA AWARDS WINNERS

2001 MEDIA AWARDS WINNERS


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