Tag Archives: digital imagery

Ohio Firefighters Disciplined Over Christmas Photo

Seventeen Lancaster, Ohio firefighters – one entire shift - have been disciplined over a Christmas themed photo they posed for last fall that was later placed on a billboard. The firefighters were assigned to Crew 3, one of Lancaster’s three shifts.

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Atlanta Investigating Escort Service Using Fire Station Photos

The city of Atlanta is investigating how an escort service got access to a fire station to take some questionable photos that are being used to market their services online. The photos taken inside Station 2 on Jonesboro Road in southeast Atlanta appeared in an ad placed on Backpage.com depicting women posing provocatively with apparatus and turnout gear.

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Photos, HIPAA, and the First Amendment

Today’s burning question: I am a career firefighter and one of my passions while off duty is to take photos at fire and emergency scenes. I typically post them to my web site and occasionally I post on Facebook and ...

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Helmet Cams Under Fire In Austin

"This is nothing the citizens know about or have approved of. If we have firefighters or first responders rushing to scenes with cameras when people are injured … and don't even know these things are being used, that is an ...

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Omaha Photos Spark Police Investigation

Photos taken inside an Omaha fire station have prompted the mayor to order a police investigation. Mayor Jean Stothert, who was sued earlier this month by firefighters over her decision to breach an agreement to meet NFPA 1710's staffing requirements, ...

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Victim of Infamous Los Alamos Bathroom Cam Files Suit

The female firefighter who was the target of an infamous bathroom cam stunt back in 2010 has filed suit against the Los Alamos County Fire Department and the firefighters who allegedly perpetrated the “extreme sexual exploitation”. Jessie Noah was the ...

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Maryland AG Says Patient Photos Trigger HIPAA

The Maryland Attorney General’s office has issued a memo to EMS providers and personnel stating that photos taken of patients who are identifiable constitutes “individually identifiable health information” under HIPAA, the release of which through any means (including social media) ...

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Cyberbullying – The Ugly Side of Social Media

We have all seen the comical photos of Walmart shoppers in various modes of dress and undress. One performer has even made several humorous music videos depicting the weirdos and crazies. Facebook itself had its origins by showing photos of ...

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