Penton's Fire Chief Wins a Gold Tabbie Award by the Trade Association and Business Publications International (TABPI)

Jul 09, 2013, 15:40 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Fire Chief magazine, the only publication dedicated exclusively to chiefs and officers, today announced it won a gold Tabbie award from the Trade Association and Business Publications International's (TABPI) 10th annual awards competition supporting editorial and design excellence.

The gold award was awarded in the "Technical Article" category for the May 2012 cover story "Seeing the Big Picture," which focuses the importance of the federal government spending $7 billion on a nationwide broadband network for public safety—and in particular for fire and emergency medical services (EMS). According to the TABPI judges,
"Great sidebars. Well written, informative."

In addition, the magazine received an honorable mention in the "Editor's Column" category for the February 2012 story "The More Things Change, the More They Need to Change," which focused on the need for more diversity in fire service.

"The gold award story developed over several years, and the editors at Fire Chief worked diligently to cover it throughout that process," says Gregg Herring, Penton Vice President and Public Infrastructure Market Leader. "It is this kind of devotion to quality content that distinguishes Fire Chief in the market." 

About Fire Chief Magazine

Established in 1956, Fire Chief is the magazine for progressive fire service leaders. Articles by fire officers from across the country and worldwide cover a wide variety of important areas to today's fire service leaders. In addition, a monthly lineup of departments provides even more information, in a quick, accessible format. Fire Chief's monthly readers include chief officers, with a sizable contingent of incident commanders, training officers, safety officers, and other titles and ranks. Issue content and more information on the publication can be found at

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Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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