It’s time to review the top Fire Law stories for 2015. There is no easy way to determine which stories were the most important this past year, but Facebook gives us three pieces of information that offers some insights into which stories Fire Law readers think are most important based on three things: people reached, shares and likes.
The first top 20 is listed on the basis of “people reached”. It’s a statistic that Facebook provides to indicate just how many different folks saw a posting. It is not a measure of how many people clicked through to read the entire story, nor how many people liked or shared a particular story – although both liking and sharing stories tend to increase the “reach” numbers.
In terms of people reached here are the top 20 stories for 2015!!!
Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.