AJAs 2018 Finalists


Slug/Label House Fire Rescue
Date Aired or Published January 28 2018
Media outlet where first aired or published: The Telegram
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Location: St. John's
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

I heard a call of a structure fire on Cornwall Avenue in the center of St. John’s in the early morning hours of January 28, 2018. When I arrived on scene, smoke was pouring from the home and firefighters were in the initial stages of attacking the fire. I began taking photos and video of the scene when I noticed a commotion at the far side of the house. Firefighters were carrying a man from the back yard to the sidewalk near the street. I shot video of this aspect but started taking still photos as they placed the man on the sidewalk as they quickly began administering first aid and oxygen to the victim while covering him in a blanket. The man was eventually moved to the rear seat of one of the pumpers until an ambulance arrived on scene. The victim had suffered smoke inhalation while trying to escape the fire but he did recover in hospital.

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I filed and posted the story and photos directly to the Telegram’s website from the scene in my company car, using a tablet and transferring the photos from my DSLR to the tablet, and published before two other media outlets.

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