IAFF 2008 Media Awards Contest
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.
Valor and loss were common themes in the 2008 Media Awards Contest, along with the all-in-a-day’s-work acts of heroism that typify professional fire fighters and paramedics. Over print, broadcast and the Internet, these stories come to life from many perspectives.
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 277 entries were submitted in the 2008 Media Awards Contest.