THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY OF CAMERAS IN THE FIRE SERVICE

firefighter helmet cameraLet’s face it, in todays world, cameras are everywhere. Between the news media and reality television, people are addicted to capturing and sharing every facet of life. There are plenty of great benefits that stem from this; however, there are also potential concerns we should all be thinking about, especially as Firefighters. 

These days nearly everyone carries a cell phone with some type of photo and video capability. It’s not uncommon to look up from a rescue or fire scene and see a line of people holding their cell phones in front of them capturing the chaos and along with it, everything you are doing. Couple that with the growing number of surveillance cameras in homes and businesses and it’s not far-fetched to assume our actions are always being caught on camera. [Read more…]