Firefighters and fire departments are struggling to deal with realities that new technologies have brought us. Digital imagery, spy cams, social media, electronic surviellance in the workplace. We have seen the headlines about firefighters being disciplined and in some cases terminated for posting videos and photos online. In a few cases just taking photos at incident scenes have gotten personnel in trouble.
Now there's a new angle on the digital imagery-social media problem: geo coding and privacy. Its not just a fire service issue – but it is one of those virtually unknown problems that technology has ushered in. It is lurking in the background waiting to create a new headline.