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DC Fire Department Gets New Social Media Policy

December 31, 2013

The D.C. fire department unveiled a new highly restrictive social media policy Monday that bans department employees from taking photos or video of fire or accident scenes while on the job and from transmitting such images to the media or other organizations. The policy could also put the kibosh on the firefighter union’s Twitter account, which provides details about the department’s responses to the scenes of violent crimes, fires and accidents. The department’s policy, released late Monday, is part of a wider effort to create consistent social media policies across the District’s public safety agencies (Times)

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