09/20/08 93 W, 1 I - + 18 - 9 Legeros Photo Wins IAFF Media Award

The below photo by Mike Legeros has won honorable mention in the 2008 IAFF Media Awards, in the category Fire Service Photo Published on a Web Site. See all the winners. The panoramic image of an airport mass-casualty drill in March 2007, appeared on FireNews.net. It was submitted by Raleigh, NC Local 548. This is the second IAFF media award for Legeros, who won Honorable Mention last year in Best Story on Web-Based News Site. Here's the honorably mentioned photo, click to enlarge:

  FireNews / Mike Legeros photo

I am glad to see you get the recognition for the super job you do with the fire pics and your many web pages all year long!!! I am sure this will be the first of many national recognitions for you.
stretch - 09/20/08 - 17:37

Congrats Mike!
Griggs - 09/20/08 - 19:57

Posting updated. Also, there were other winners in the Carolinas, including one in Chapel Hill. The full list of NC and SC winners:

NEWS STORY (Circulation Under 100,000)
FIRST PLACE: “Trapped: The Story of Nine Charleston Firefighters’ Deaths”
This narrative two-page story examines the crucial first hour of the June 18 Sofa Super Store fire that claimed the lives of nine fire fighters. The building had no sprinklers. The fire started at 7:00 p.m. By midnight, all nine fatalities were known.
The Charleston Post & Courier, Written by: Glenn Smith and Ron Menchaca, Submitted by: Charleston, SC Local 61

SECOND PLACE: “The Charleston Fire Department”
Would a fatality have been averted if the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department had been at full strength? This article probes the alternatives for getting to a realistic minimum staffing level.
Firefighterhourly.com, Reported by: Jay Lowry, Submitted by: Charleston, SC Local 61

FIRST PLACE: “The Charleston Fire”
Nine fire fighters lost their lives in the Charleston, South Carolina, furniture store fire in June 2007. Correspondent Osunsami and producer Goldberg developed this coverage in the aftermath.
ABC World News, Reported by: Steve Osunsami and Harvey Goldberg, Submitted by: Charleston, SC Local 61

“Heroes of Today, Heroes of Yesterday”
The 111-year history of the Chapel Hill Fire Department comes to life in this multimedia museum exhibit, which opened August 23, 2007, at the Chapel Hill Museum and remains as a permanent exhibit. Local 2580 supported the exhibit and film, which benefited largely from the collecting and archiving efforts of member Christopher Bradley.
Produced by: Chris Bradley and Traci Davenport, Submitted by: Chapel Hill, NC Local 2580

“Airport Drill”
More than 25 agencies participated in a disaster drill on a closed runway at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Arriving units found dozens of “victims,” many of them portrayed as seriously hurt, in and around a commercial jet.
FireNews.net – Photo by: Michael J. Legeros – Submitted by: Raleigh, NC Local 548
Legeros - 09/20/08 - 21:17

I second the CONGRATS! The panoramas are just great!
cornerhydrant - 09/21/08 - 06:03

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