The Stories of 2002

Remembering 9/11, grants and learning from training and fire service tragedies were the most read stories of 2002 on celebrated its fourth anniversary on Christmas Day, and followed up with recognizing post number 200,000 in our forums on New Year's Day.

Our success -- and ability to weather the .com fallout which claimed so many other sites -- is all thanks to you, our users.

By the Numbers: In 2002, an average of nearly 50,000 visitors surfed every weekday with more than 18 million total visits. Those users browsed more than 110 million pages of information on the site, viewed thousands of scene and apparatus images and posted more than 100,000 messages on nearly 11,000 different topics in our forums. And nearly 5,000 users have joined our MembersZone with its unique content and interactive services.

Here's the list of the Top 12 stories and fire service issues in 2002, as determined by total pages viewed by visitors.