Fire Prevention Awards to Press and Radio
In recognition of their outstanding public service in promoting greater safety to life and resources from fire during 1947, gold medal awards were made by the National Board of Fire Underwriters, in May, to the Chelsea, Mass., Evening Record, a daily newspaper; the Syracuse-Wawasee Ind., Journal, a weekly newspaper; and to Radio Station WLS, of Chicago.
Honorable mention awards were made to eleven other newspapers and five radio stations throughout the nation. The awards were established in 1941 to provide recognition to the part which press and radio play in bettering their own communities through fire safety campaign. Selections were made by impartial juries; the award consists of a gold medal or $500 cash, at the recipient’s option.