Leadership, Legal

MS Firefighter Resigns After Facebook Post

A Columbus (MS) firefighter has resigned after making a controversial post on his Facebook page, according to a news report.

The Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/Q22CLf) that firefighter Brad Alexander has resigned, and two other firefighters and a police department officer face disciplinary action after “liking” Alexander’s post.

The original post has since been taken down, but Alexander reportedly made statements regarding a call in which a two-year-old child was hit by a car. In the post, Alexander allegedly stated the child was unattended and questioned the location of the child’s mother.

For more on this case, visit http://bit.ly/Q22CLf.

Fire departments across the nation are coming to grips with the emerging ethical and legal issues surrounding firefighters’ use of social media. For more on this issue, consider
The Latest Danger Facing Today’s Firefighter: Social Media, Legal Fire Prevention: Social Media Policy, and The Fire Department and Social Media : What’s Your Policy?