Fire chief to be fired after sharing ...

Fire chief to be fired after sharing pictures

There are 12 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Jan 6, 2008, titled Fire chief to be fired after sharing pictures. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

Umatilla's fire chief will probably lose his job for sharing pictures of a fatal accident that included an image of a female victim's exposed breast.

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Aghast

Bradenton, FL

#1 Jan 6, 2008
Just when you think you've seen or heard the lowest of the low redneck jerk along comes this dip.

Training for what: How to get fired.

“"Lee's Diamond in the Rough"”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island, New York

#2 Jan 6, 2008
He said he was going to use the photos for training ... training what ... that just isn't even logical
Tess

New Port Richey, FL

#3 Jan 6, 2008
People are now just plain stupid. If I was this persons family I would sue the crap out of them.
Jen

Palm Harbor, FL

#4 Jan 6, 2008
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sicko

“That others might live”

Since: Dec 07

Tampa

#5 Jan 7, 2008
Make the Chief explain how the pictures would be used for training. Would love to hear his explation. Pictures are used to train homicide detectives, bomb explosive personal, child abuse investigators, and numerous other professionals to include EMTS, and medical examiners. If a valid training reason existed, Get off his back. If not then fire his As*, but pprovide him an oppurinity to explain himself and his actions. Fair is fair.
Jay Santos

Baltimore, MD

#6 Jan 7, 2008
The guy was obviously just joking around. Should he have done this, of course not. But it's not right to fire a guy just becasue he had a bad joke. Let him apologize and move on.
Harleygrl

Richmond, TX

#7 Jan 7, 2008
What a creep. He takes TOTAL advantage of a dying young woman, then doesn't even have the cajones to stand up and take responsibility for his actions. AND, he thinks everyone is too stupid to get his real intent. He never gave one moment of thought to this poor young woman's parents, what about the feelings of her mother and father, and siblings if she has them? Please, PLEASE!! GET RID OF THIS CREEP!!
Harleygrl

Richmond, TX

#8 Jan 7, 2008
Hey RICHARD!! How would you like it if someone posted pictures like that of Carlene?????
please

Sterling, VA

#9 Jan 7, 2008
How many of you that posted comments here have ever participated in a fire/rescue agency and have run calls of this nature? Unless you have, please do not comment on why the pictures where taken and what purpose they might serve. In the county I run, photos and sometimes video are taken at emergency scenes. They can be an invaluable tool during post scene analysis with the crew and any other fire/rescue personel. Had this chief sent these to the media I would agree he should be relieved of command. My understanding is he sent them to other fire/rescue agencies. Harleygrl, when you are on a scene like that the feelings of the victims families does not play a part. You can't let emotions get involved or someone else might get hurt. That is why we don't let family members on the scene of an incident, it just adds to the liability.
unknown_guy68

Apopka, FL

#10 Jan 7, 2008
The big picture here is firefighters and paramedics are NOT held to the same standards in Florida under the law as Police, or even the media. Common sense and ethics seem to be thrown to the wayside when these agencies are allowed to run amok in the name of "training". Anyone who calls for emergency services can have their picture sent in the name of "training"
unknown_in nc

United States

#11 Jan 9, 2008
This is my neice he did this to...hope he gets what he deserves...a life of misery!!!!

“"Lee's Diamond in the Rough"”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island, New York

#12 Jan 10, 2008
Jay Santos wrote:
The guy was obviously just joking around. Should he have done this, of course not. But it's not right to fire a guy just becasue he had a bad joke. Let him apologize and move on.
Would you think it was a joke if it was your daughter or mother? Would an apology be sufficient for you?

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