10/13/11 235 W, 2 I - + 10 - 4 Honorable Mention: Best Blog, IAFF 2011 Media Awards

We are pleased to announce that the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) awarded this site Honorable Mention in Best Blog category of the 2011 Media Awards.They received 234 entries in this year's contest, now in its eleventh year. The winners will also be published in the September-October 2011 issue of International Fire Firefighter magazine.

First place was awarded to LAFD News and Information, published by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Three sites were awarded honorable mention, Sophomoritis in the Fire Service published by Fire Chief Magazine, Firegeezer - The Digital Day Room published by our good friend Bill Shrumm and Company, and Raleigh/Wake County Firefighting Blog (now named Legeros Fire Blog) published by moi.

Our entry was submitted on behalf of IAFF Local 548, the Raleigh Professional Fire Fighters Association. Thanks for their support. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to our readers. It's your participation that has kept both the conversations and the creative juices flowing.

This is the third IAFF media award for fire service historian, author, and photographer Mike Legeros. He won Honorable Mention for a Best Story on a Web-Based News Site in 2007, and Honorable Mention for Best Fire Service Photo Published on a Web Site in 2008.

October 26 update. Two more awards were won by Mike Legeros. See this posting.


Congrats Mike!!! You do a good job, Wake Co and Raleigh are lucky to have guys like you and Lee around. This award just validates those early AM wake up calls you guys make are for good reason.
G-ham (Web Site) - 10/13/11 - 19:35

It is about time!! You have one of the best fire sites on the net and I am glad you are getting the recognition you deserve!
stretch - 10/13/11 - 22:49

Congratulations pal!!
A.C. Rich - 10/13/11 - 23:20

Congrats Mike
Marcus - 10/14/11 - 02:24

Furey - 10/14/11 - 08:51

Congrats Mike!
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR (Email) (Web Site) - 10/14/11 - 13:07

Congrats Mikey
nbfr vollie - 10/14/11 - 20:20

Mike Ward (Email) (Web Site) - 10/15/11 - 09:47

Congratulations Mike! Your site lets viewers know how hard Firefighters, EMS workers and Law Enforcement work here in the Triangle. Well deserved!
J.A.F.O. - 10/15/11 - 21:01

shevais - 10/16/11 - 12:54

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