Top 10 stories of 2011
The most popular stories this year prove that modern technology can get firefighters into trouble: An LA fire truck served as the backdrop for a porn film, and a Mass. firefighter was fired over his Facebook posts.
In lighter news, a video showing Tenn. firefighters dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a story covering a helmet sticker controversy made the cut. Check out all of our top 10 stories of 2011:
Police were called to restrain a man who had to be disarmed and handcuffed before he would stop shooting at the fire.
Firefighter Wilson had been on paid leave for a year due to the allegations that he had sex in a fire truck at a firehouse multiple times.
LA firefighters are under investigation for allegedly appearing in porn movies on the job and for setting up a fire truck porn scene.
Veteran firefighter’s postings deemed a violation of department conduct because they “ridiculed and disparaged” others in the fire department and other public safety departments.
The fire trucks had left from the same stations and were both headed to a structure fire, but the first truck missed the location and swung back, striking the other truck head-on.
Firefighters converge in military lockstep, wiggle their hips and spray their imaginary fire hoses to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Firefighters at a fire department in New Jersey have been banned from wearing pink T-shirts in public for Breast Cancer Awareness Month because, according to the department, members ‘can’t alter the uniform and must maintain a professional image’ when in public.
Jack Slivinski is being investigated by the department for violating several protocols. Fire commissioner: “We don’t sell sex, we sell safety.”
Firefighters claim the “FMB” sticker represents brotherhood and solidarity, but critics think it’s an attack on the local mayor.
When cops were being attacked by a mob, a firefighter pushed them back with the water cannon.