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FDNY (@FDNY) Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Emily Rahimi accept #LifeSavingHero

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Published on Apr 8, 2012

Watch the FDNY (@FDNY) win the #LifeSavingHero Shorty Awards, presented in partnership with The Weather Channel's Coast Guard Alaska. Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Social Media Manager Emily Rahimi accept on behalf of the FDNY.

The social web has allowed real, life-saving heroes, who may have otherwise gone unnoticed to become recognized for the life-saving work they're doing. Twitter and social media help give an inside look at how heroes handle the dangerous conditions and situations they face on a daily basis.

The #LifeSavingHero Shorty Award, presented in partnership with The Weather Channel's Coast Guard Alaska (http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/coa...), a show about an elite team that risks their lives in search and rescue missions in harsh weather conditions, will be awarded to a real life hero using Twitter and the social web to save lives. Coast Guard members, firefighters, police officers, or anyone else who's helped to save a life using social media are eligible.

About the Shorty Awards: The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare, and the rest of the social Web.

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