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(Huffington Post)   Upset about the negative reaction people have when seeing pictures of your fire trucks running over people? Ban cameras   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, Asiana Airlines, San Francisco, helmet cam, airlines crash, fire chiefs, National Transportation Safety Board, San Mateo County, video cameras  
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10405 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Aug 2013 at 12:27 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-08-19 12:32:13 PM  
2 votes:

reezle: It's all about privacy, and protecting the innocent.

As mentioned in FTA, privacy is paramount! Safety and effectiveness fall somewhere lower on the list.
2013-08-19 01:41:01 PM  
1 vote:
With cameras being so ubiquitous the knee-jerk reactions from authority figures trying to suppress video evidence is quite interesting.

If our public officials are not doing anything wrong then there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
2013-08-19 12:42:07 PM  
1 vote:
FTA:  "Why would anybody not want to know the truth?" asked Anthony Tarricone.

a naive question. It's not about knowing the truth - it's about controlling the truth. Their department wouldn't be in such hot water had no one found out about the fire engine running over one of the passengers - the department wants to know the truth, but they can't figure out how to control it, so the only other alternative is to ban anything that can gather the truth objectively. It's far easier to control firefighters than footage.

Same reason cops hate dashboard cams, and cell phones, and cameras, and reporters - harder to control the truth with those things out there, doing who knows what.
2013-08-19 12:38:56 PM  
1 vote:
The girl was lying in foam.  I am not sure the truck could have seen her.
Having said that I can understand the HIPPA concerns.
Firefighters typically respond to medical  issues and sensitive situations.
What if you equip all of them with helmet cams and they have to rescue a large elderly woman from the bathroom floor.
You know that some nimrod would release the video. People are dicks like that.
2013-08-19 12:37:05 PM  
1 vote:
Where do they bury the survivors they run over?
2013-08-19 12:33:18 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, what a twat waffle.  Yep, all about protecting people, and the best way to do that is to eliminate one of the best tools for performance review.
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