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  • Photo Contest

    We are looking for action shots of fire/rescue/EMS professionals in the field or conducting training. As we develop design looks for upcoming Firehouse Events (Firehouse World, Firehouse Expo, and Firehouse Central) your photos may be featured in show guides, advertising campaigns or other marketing materials. Published photos will receive credit.

    GRAND PRIZE: 3-Day Conference Package to Firehouse Expo
    July 20-25, 2010 in Baltimore, MD
    (Valued at $305)

    Top 10 Runner-Up Photos will be published in the Firehouse Expo 2010 Show Guide

    Get full details at www.FirehouseWorld.com. Photos must be received by March 1, 2010. If you have questions, please contact Marcia at [email protected] or 800-827-8009 ext. 3309.

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    Photo Contest Has Ended

    We received a great response to our photo contest. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos. We now begin the selection process. Stay tuned for a list of winners...


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      Photo Contest Winners...

      Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner of the Firehouse Events 2010 Photo Contest: William Greer. Will wins a 3-Day Conference Package to Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, July 20-24, 2010.

      Runner-Up winners were:
      - Dan Cotter
      - Steve White
      - Jim Ahearn
      - Jessica Groves
      - Jeremiah Hoffstatter
      - Dale Klonin
      - Chris E. Mickal
      - Bill Nash
      - Andrew P. Klein

      All pictures will be published in the Official Show Guide to be distributed at the event.


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        And next year will be??? In it of year at me it will not turn out.
        tv links
        Last edited by juli888; 07-12-2010, 08:13 AM.
        tv links


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