SAN FRANCISCO- March 6, 2009—The Praetorian Group, Inc, the leading online media company in the public safety market, announced it has received eight nominations for the Western Publications Association’s 2009 Maggie Awards across its primary online portals,, and

Each year, the Maggie Awards honors the best online publications and Web sites in the Western United States. The eight nominations received by the Praetorian Group ranked the company among the most-nominated media companies for this year’s awards. Praetorian was awarded multiple nominations in the following categories:

    Best Regularly Featured Web column/Trade
      •  – The Ambulance Driver’s Perspective

      • FireRescue1  – Close Calls on Camera

      •  – Life on the Line

    Best Web Article/Trade:
      • – ‘Alright, I’ll Say It,’ by Dr. Bryan E. Bledsoe

      • FireRescue1 – ‘Economic Downturn Hits Fire Departments,’ by Jamie Thompson

      • – ‘Confronting Police Officer Suicide,’ by Doug Wyllie

    Best Web E-Newsletter/Trade
      EMS1 eNews  

      FireRescue1 Weekly Member News 

The eight nominations eclipsed Praetorian’s total of four nominations from 2008.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as an industry leader in providing original online content for the public safety market,” said Alex Ford, CEO of The Praetorian Group.  “Our eight nominations this year speak volumes about the dedication and talent of our editorial team”.

The Maggie Awards, the Western Publications Association’s most prestigious publishing event, honors editorial, design and promotion excellence in magazine, tabloid, newsletter and online publishing. The Western Publications Association has represented magazine publishers and companies who interact with magazine publishing industry for over 50 years.  The WPA presents more than a thousand Maggie Award nominations each year to publications across the Western United States.

About The Praetorian Group
The Praetorian Group is the leading online media and technology company in the public safety market. Our properties are visited by more than 1.5 million first responders and public safety professionals every month. Praetorian owns and operates,,, and, as well as online video communities,, and We are deeply committed to providing resources and cutting edge information that help first responders stay safer, become better informed and more effectively protect their communities.

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