Last week we posted a helmet-cam video from a Dallas, Texas firefighter showing the initial attack at a house fire. Now it is the video that is apparently under attack. According to news reports, the fire chief isn’t happy it was shot or posted to YouTube and it is making news.
Administration sources told FOX 4 the Chief is angry about the video being taken and posted. The source stopped short of calling it an official “investigation,” but did say it is being looked into.
It’s unclear if Dallas Fire Rescue has a policy regarding helmet cam video. It’s also unclear who the camera belongs to and who, if anyone, sanctioned the video’s posting.
A few hundred views have become several thousand, and it’s become quite the sensation — so much so that officials with Dallas Fire-Rescue announced Friday night that the firefighter who shot the video with his helmet camera would not be made available for interviews, despite a legion of reporters who gathered outside Fire Station No. 5 on St. Augustine Road.
In a note sent to media moments ago, DFR spokesman Jason Evans writes “that several media outlets are camped out across the street” from the fire station, but that “we are not granting any interview requests in regards to the video recently posted on line by one of our firefighters.”
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