Firefighting and Technology: D.C. Fire Department Unveils New Social Media Policy

01/02/2014
D.C. Fire and EMS recently unveiled a new social media policy that that bans fire department employees from taking photos or video of fire or accident scenes while on the job and from transmitting such images to the media or other organizations. The Washington Times reported (http://bit.ly/Jx0Xfi) that the new policy may endanger the D.C. fire union's Twitter account. The move is reportedly as part of an effort to create consistent social media policies among D.C. agencies, and comes in the wake of the department moving to encrypt radio communications in the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard last year. The order states that employees are banned from posting "images of any other D...

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