Firehouse Magazine Receives 2022 Gold National Achievement Award

ByDavid M. Conte

May 17, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fire station Magazines The September cover received a 2022 Azbee National Gold Award of Excellence for Best Cover Design from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASPBE). This follows the Gold Regional Excellence Award he received in April for the same coverage.

The Azbee Awards honor the best business-to-business awards, recognizing outstanding work by B2B, trade, association, and professional publications. Over 830 entries were received and over 90 experienced B2B publishers, freelancers and designers judged the entries.

September marked the 20and anniversary of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. Fire station Magazine featured a special issue dedicated to the memory of the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11.

“When discussions began to select the cover for the September issue, Art Director Marianne McIntyre suggested using a photo I took that day,” said Peter Matthews, Editor/Director of the conference, Firehouse. “This photo was the most emotional for me, with the lone firefighter almost lost in the rubble of the collapsed buildings. What he showed was the true bravery, determination and courage shown that day- there thousands of people, including this member on leave who donned old equipment to rescue victims.The simple design with the two terms from the horrific tragedy, “343” and “Never Forget” was all that which was needed to create the compelling cover.

“The Firehouse team is honored to receive this prestigious award for our tribute to the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice that September morning and how we continue to honor them, and all the firefighters who put their lives on the line every day. for their communities,” said Bill MacRae, VP/Group Publisher, Firehouse.

“This cover took my breath away when I first saw it and again when I realized our editor, Pete Matthews, took this photo at Ground Zero 20 years ago. I can’t imagine an image that better captures both the loss and the heroism of our first responders that day,” said Chris Ferrell, CEO, Endeavor Business Media.


Firehouse is the leading brand for fire and emergency services, reaching over 800,000 monthly unique visitors and subscribers and thousands of attendees annually through its live events and media portfolio. The Firehouse brand encompasses Fire station magazine,, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse Station Design Conference, Firehouse Station Design Awards and a host of print and digital products that target fire and emergency service personnel. Using its multiple platforms and unparalleled reach, Firehouse sets itself apart from the competition by fostering a culture that encourages innovation and the use of the latest digital and database technologies to better serve its audience and the businesses that serve the market. To learn more, visit


Based in Nashville, TN, Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites, events and marketing solutions. Today, the company is one of the largest B2B media companies in the United States with more than 550 employees, 6,000 customers and a monthly audience of nearly 9 million readers. The company targets U.S. B2B audiences in the aviation, dental, facilities maintenance, fire and public safety, design engineering, buildings and construction, energy , manufacturing, industrial, technology, medical, securities, laser, lighting, oil and gas, utilities, security markets, construction, vehicle repair, sale and water and sewage. The company has offices in Nashville, TN; Tulsa, okay; Nashua, NH; Birmingham, AL; Sarasota, Florida; Skokie, IL; Fort Atkinson, Wis.; Houston, TX; Cleveland, Ohio; Fort Collins, CO, and Overland Park, KS. To learn more, visit