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Readers’ choice: Top 10 FR1 stories of 2015

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. Firefighters angry over welded fire hydrants

Fire officials said they weren’t notified about the pending action and never given a chance to discuss firefighting operations.

2. 20-year-old named new Ohio fire chief

Austin Phillips has been surrounded by family members running firefighting calls and services for as long as he can remember.

3. Firefighter invents device to prevent fire truck backing accidents

The “BackSafe” system is now ready for market and allows a driver and spotter to communicate by color code over two wireless devices.

4. Police targeting firefighters for using illegal emergency lights

According to current law, all emergency lights must be on the outside of the vehicle; police say interior lights look too much like unmarked police cars.

5. 5 firefighters arrested in sexual assault of rookie

They bent the victim over on a couch, pulled down his pants and sexually assaulted him with a sausage.

6. Fire chief defends no response to fire that killed 2 toddlers

While unknown whether firefighters could have prevented the children’s deaths, the tragedy highlights gaps in fire protection on reserves.

7. American Heart Association releases new CPR guidelines

The updated guide addresses compression rate, body temperature and ‘pit-crew’ CPR for medics.

8. Woman blasts fire chief for buying cookies at grocery store

The chief said the cookies, along with turkey sandwiches and Gatorade, were for firefighters who had been battling a house fire for more than four hours.

9. Fire dept. offering free housing for volunteer firefighters

In return, the firefighters agree to respond to fire and emergency calls in the area.

10. Fire chief exchanges gunfire with driver at crash scene standoff

The chief is also a reserve police officer with a concealed firearm license.

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