Firefighting

Letters to the Editor

Issue 7 and Volume 153.

Fire department didn’t authorize video release Since the Colombine High School tragedy, the Littleton (CO) Fire Department has seen an outpouring of positive and negative emotions in our community and nationwide. The tremendous support from fellow firefighters across the country has aided our department in healing from an unthinkable mass-casualty incident. And, unfortunately, the scrutiny and criticism of our efforts relating to this event in the press, from the public, and even from some of our brother and sister firefighters simply add new wounds. Most recently, the Littleton Fire Department has received heavy national criticism for the court-ordered release of the Columbine videotape used in our 21/2-hour training program. Some important details pertaining to the court-ordered release have been unreported or misreported. We want our colleagues and friends to have as much information as possible regarding this matter. We hope the following facts help shed light on this unfortunate situation:…

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