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2014 Year in Review

2014 has been a year full of amazing rescues, tragedies and poignant moments. Join us as we look back on back on some of the biggest stories and issues from 2014. Read first-person accounts, hear from our expert columnists, and catch some of the top videos of the year.

It was another good year for the development of products that help make the job of firefighters safe, more effective and efficient
There were some incredibly innovative firefighting tools introduced this year and an equally incredible amount of work left to do on that front
Trying to predict the future of the fire service is inviting failure, unless you hold the knowledge and understanding of where we are today and how we got here
Two key pieces of legislation were made law by the efforts of firefighters; similar effort is needed in 2015 to protect our interests
From the easy to the slightly outrageous, albeit needed, here’s a look at what to expect in the coming year
Crazy animal stories, a zealous delivery driver and one very perplexing young tourist round out my top funniest stories from the year gone by
Whether it be granting a dying patient’s last wish or finding a couple’s wedding rings after their house burned down, no act of kindness goes unnoticed
Check out the top close-call clips of the year
There seems to be no territory firefighters won’t tread to make the save; here’s some of the year’s top rescues
We hope you enjoy checking out some of the best videos from the last 12 months
Firefighting requires bravery, courage, and discipline, but judging from these videos, it also requires a fun sense of humor
Join us as we look back on the most read, commented and shared articles on FR1 over the past year