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June 12, 2018 > Fire department videos recognized by industry leaders

Fire department videos recognized by industry leaders

Submitted By Alameda County Fire Department

A series of informational videos produced by the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) has received four awards at the 39th Annual Telly Awards.

The awards program honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed. This year, more than 12,000 entries were received from all 50 states and across five continents.

ACFD received one silver and three bronze Telly Awards for their productions which were judged by a panel of more than 200 industry council member judges.

Compiled by Multimedia Director Ken Guanga and Public Information Officer Aisha Knowles, video coverage of the ACFDÕs 20-week 2017 Recruit Academy received Silver Award Honors in the Branded Content-Campaign Promotional category, and Bronze Honors in the Branded Content-Campaign Social Responsibility, Online Documentary-Series and Social Video-Public Service & Activism Total categories.

ÒThe Alameda County Fire Department is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changingÓ said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. ÒThis award is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators.Ó

ACFD Fire Chief David Rocha added: ÒThe dynamic video coverage of the 2017 Recruit Academy gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the challenging 20-week Academy, while simultaneously attempting to educate and inform community members and future firefighter recruits about the rigorous entry-level training.Ó

The entire series of videos from the ACFD 2017 Recruit Academy is posted on their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/AlamedaCountyFire.

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