IAFF Media Awards 2015

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IAFF 2015 Media Awards Contest


The IAFF Media Awards Contest helps create a greater awareness of the important work that professional fire fighters and paramedics in the United States and Canada do to keep the public safe. The contest honors communications, reporting and photography that best portray fire fighters and paramedics as dedicated all-hazards first responders.

Print, Broadcast, and Internet


The print, broadcast and internet category honors journalists, photographers and videographers who have done an exemplary job of making the heart, soul and sometimes turmoil of fire fighting vivid and concrete to their readers and viewers, whether in print or online.

This year’s awards hail from varied places: from small but powerful trade publications to major metropolitan newspapers and everywhere in between, showing that the essence of great journalism does not distinguish between “large,” “small” and “medium” outlets. Rather, it’s the people behind the pen or behind the lens that make the stories they write, the photographs they take and the videos they produce excellent, whether the work appears in print or online.

Best Fire Service Photo (Unpublished)

Best Photo (Published)

Best News Story, Series, or Feature

Best Television News Story, Feature, or Documentary

IAFF Affiliates


In addition to their “real” work as lifesavers, IAFF Affiliates also produce some amazing and compelling work in media as well. From magazines and newsletters to breathtaking photographs and solid public relations and outreach campaigns that get results, this year’s winners easily give professional journalists a run for their money.

Best Social Media Campaign

Best Affiliate Social Media Video

Best Blog, Opinion, or Editorial

Best Online Initiative or Campaign

Best Affiliate Publication (Circulation More Than 1000)

Best Affiliate Publication (Circulation Less Than 1000)

Best Community Outreach/Education Campaign

Best Affiliate One-Time Publication or Project

Best Affiliate Public Relations or Political Campaign

Outside The Box