The Latest Danger Facing Today's Firefighter: Social Media

08/17/2012
By Thomas Warren Firefighters face many dangers every day. Every response exposes firefighters to the hazards of fires, hazmat incidents, communicable diseases, physical injuries, and emotional scarring. Firefighters have long known of these dangers and the effects they can have on members' careers. A new and persistent danger has now appeared in the fire service that can cause the same career-ending effect, and many firefighters have yet to recognize it. All members of the fire service must be made aware of this new danger and guard against its consequences. What is this hideous new danger that can bring career-ending consequences? The answer is the phenomenon of social media. Firefighte...

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