Monday, December 29, 2014

Fire Department

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/philadelphia-fire-department-a

An employee of the fire department posted an inflammatory photo against police on social media.  He did not identify himself as a member of the fire department directly, but he did post photos of himself on the same social media site.

Members of his local police department are upset at his postings.  Off duty behavior should generally not effect your job, but in todays litigious society and with social media, a seemingly private posting can generate an international reaction. 

This posting also shows that police have done a poor job of explaining our actions.  We need to do better about getting our side of the story out to the people.  Even our friends in the fire department don't seem to always know what we are doing.  We need to work on that more; that's what the SGT Says.


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