National firefighters organization presents award to The Batavian
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 2, 2010 - 11:48pm
A story published by The Batavian in August 2009 received a second-place award from the International Association Firefighters in the organization's 2010 media awards.
The story, about the local firefighters' union annual MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign while ambulance layoffs loomed, was picked for nomination by City Fighterfighter Bob Fix and other members of the department.
The award category was for news stories on the Web. First place went to 1strespondernews.com.
A total of 245 entries from throughout the United States and Canada were judged in the competition.
Along with the recognition, the IAFF presented The Batavian with a $250 check.