Readers' choice: Top 10 FR1 stories of 2014

Join us as we look back on the most read, commented and shared articles on FR1 over the past year


From amazing saves, unbelievable videos, important industry news and breaking events, FireRescue1 posted hundreds of news stories over the past 12 months.

We went through our archives and rounded up the articles readers most liked this year. Vote for your top article in the comment section.

1. Firefighter cited for heroism, pardoned by Calif. Gov.

At age 20, Brooke Linman was facing firearms, drug and theft charges; instead of jail, she was sent to "Fire camp," where inmates are trained to fight fires.

2. McDonald's worker fired after paying for firefighters' food

Heather Levia, 23, ordered 25 breakfast sandwiches and hash browns as a thank you for firefighters working nearby in sub-zero temperatures.

3. Firefighter handcuffed by officer at crash scene files claim

Firefighter Jake Gregoire filed a civil rights violation claim against highway patrol and the State of California.

4. Video: FDNY, NYPD brawl in hockey charity game

Brawl led to a 25-minute delay while refs assessed penalties and ejections.

5. Video: Firefighters extricate 3 having sex in car

In the aftermath, one of the girls was left with a pair of broken legs.

6. 2 firefighters arrested for stealing emergency vehicle during fire

Colin Dunn and Virginia Price threw on some gear and took a county emergency vehicle to fight the tunnel fire.

7. 4 Ky. firefighters shocked during ice bucket challenge

Two firefighters in the bucket are at a hospital burn unit; one is in critical condition and the other is in fair condition.

8. Video: Firefighter knocked to ground battling house fire

The firefighter was pulled from the house just before he really started feeling the heat; he was not injured.

9. Hydrant blocked by BMW at Boston 3-alarm fire

The BMW was so close to the hydrant that it wasn't even worth it for firefighters to break the windows to snake a water line through.

10. Female Philly firefighter killed battling house fire

Joyce Craig-Lewis, a 36-year-old mother of two and an 11-year veteran, was part of the first company deployed to the basement fire.

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