Facebook Claims Another Victim

A Michigan chief is fighting to get his job back after an online argument on Facebook led to an investigation and his termination. Assistant Chief Michael Head of the Harper Woods Fire Department was fired following revelation of the comments he posted about Mickey Ryan Goode.

Dave Statter has more on this, but here is the video. More around-the-coffee pot training material on social media!!!!

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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.
  • Bright

    It’s 2015, this guy should have known where the “line” was and kept far away from it. Not seeing a favorable outcome for him…

    • Mike in Ca

      Yes

      And you’d think a firefighter in FDNY would wear a Tee-shirt that reflects his Company or the Department, rather than his personal belief’s and now wants his job back because, the former Commissioners Son, got his EMT job back with the FDNY after posting or saying some inflammatory items on his phone or web page.

      Doesn’t anyone use common sense and civility any more?

      Remember, there always should be the momentary:

      ” Think before you ‘Push’ send, ‘thought'” and what the outcome may be.

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