Agency Wins MarCom Gold Award for FASNY Magazine

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024 — A bi-monthly magazine that Rueckert Advertising produces for the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) was recently honored with a coveted gold award in the MarCom Awards, an international competition recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of marketing and communications.

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FASNY’s The Volunteer Firefighter™ magazine, which is produced for New York’s volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel — and has been a signature form of communication since 1948 — was entered in the competition’s magazine/association category.

“The magazine is truly a team effort involving Association staff, contributors and our marketing firm, Rueckert Advertising and Public Relations, which produces and designs each issue,” said FASNY Association Secretary and Managing Editor John D’Alessandro. “Without everyone’s hard work and dedication, this publication would not be as successful as it is. It is an essential communications resource to showcase the vital role played by New York’s volunteer first responders, who respond to emergency calls across the state and save New York taxpayers $4.7 billion annually.”

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“It's an honor to be recognized for our outstanding marketing and communications efforts and join the ranks of past MarCom winners,” added FASNY President Edward Tase Jr. “I too would like to extend my gratitude to our amazing team for making this possible. We're excited to continue delivering top-notch content in 2024.”

The Volunteer Firefighter™ is produced for New York state’s dedicated first responders. Each issue offers expert insight from top fire service experts and storytellers based across the country. In addition to these renowned contributors, more than 100,000 readers enjoy original firematic feature stories and updates from sectional writers, not to mention information about training and education opportunities, legislation, health and welfare and fire prevention programming.

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Presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the MarCom Awards is one of the largest and most competitive international creative competitions. The annual competition, established in 2004, features 700 categories and receives more than 6,500 entries from the United States, Canada and 47 other countries.

AMCP oversees the competition and sets standards for excellence. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talents exceed a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. 

To learn more about FASNY and become member, which includes a complimentary copy of the magazine, click here. Digital editions of the magazine can be read here.

A full list of 2023 MarCom winners can be found here.

Founded in 1872, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) represents the interests of the approximately 80,000 volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel in New York State. For more information, visit