Another Prankster Uses Hitler Rant Video Clip

The video clip of Adolph Hitler ranting against his generals and staff has been used by another prankster to lampoon its latest victim: Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown. In March we covered a previous use of the same clip to parody a firefighter upset about being detailed to an EMS unit for a shift.

The Colorado Springs video surfaced on June 4th and despite an investigation by the city’s IT department, the department is no closer to finding the culprit. Deputy Chief Tommy Smith has indicated “If we were to find out who did that and it was done on-duty, we would hold them accountable.”

Since the video is readily available on YouTube for anyone to customize with the subtitles of their choosing, it is unlikely the Colorado Springs version will be the last fire service related use that we see.

Rather than complain about it – perhaps we might as well enjoy it… Its 2012!!! Get over it!!! A better approach would probably be to organize a contest for the best fire service related use of the Hitler video.

Any takers out there?

More on the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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