CSFA and California Casualty

California Firefighters Receive Fire Photo Awards in CSFA/California Casualty Photo Contest


San Mateo, CA, February 26, 2019 – It’s hard to imagine what firefighters encounter on the frontline of a fire – the flames, the heat, rescuing victims. The California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA) and California Casualty are providing a glimpse with the CSFA photo contest. The contest highlights the bravery and camaraderie of the men and women in the fire service and the explosive situations they encounter. CSFA staff chose the winners who each received a gift card from California Casualty.

The 2018 fourth quarter winners were:

  • $200 first place prize award to Chris Eckenrode from Woodland Hills, for a photo of Los Angeles firefighters battling a residential fire
  • $75 second place award to Travis Espinoza from Barstow, for capturing the effort to put out a fuel tanker fire on I-15
  • $25 third place award to Leona Allen from Meyers, for the image of Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy Cadets during a firefighter survival course bailout drill

Firefighters around the Golden State were invited to enter their pictures to win prizes at https://www.csfa.net/CSFA/CalFF/articles/CSFA_Photo_Contest.aspx. Each quarter, the top pictures were chosen by votes on social media and judging by a committee.

“Firefighters are on the lines every day courageously protecting our homes and businesses. The least we could do to say thanks and highlight the amazing work they do putting their lives at risk,” said Mike McCormick, California Casualty Senior Vice President.

The top pictures from each quarter will be entered in a “photo of the year” contest, with one being chosen for a $300 prize and featured on the cover of an edition of the California Fire Service Magazine. Details on the “photo of the year” winner will be coming soon.

See the fourth quarter of 2018 winning photos at https://www.csfa.net/CSFA/CalFF/articles/CSFA_4th_quarter_photo_contest_winners_announced.aspx.

Founded in 1914, California Casualty provides auto and home to firefighters, law enforcement, educators and nurses, and has been a partner with CSFA since 1974. Learn more about California Casualty at www.calcas.com.

Second Quarter Contest Winners

Collage of the 4th quarter 2018 winners of the CSFA photo contest