Firefighters and Cameras: Managing the Problem

From cellphones to helmet cams, digital imaging technology is everywhere. The availability of inexpensive high-quality digital imaging devices offers the fire service an unprecedented opportunity to document, capture and share information. Along with the opportunities comes an enormous risk of misuse. The problem is so bad, a growing number of states are considering legislation to join the three states that already make it a criminal offense for first-responders to take and/or share emergency scene photos. The program will look at case studies where digital imagery created legal nightmares for fire departments and firefighters and pull from them the lessons learned. On-duty photo taking can be managed without having to resort to a total photo-taking ban.

Curt Varone
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM