Firefighters criticised for photo in front of burning house

Firefighters in Detroit will be disciplined after posing for a photo in front of a burning house on New Year’s Eve.

It was posted just before midnight on the Detroit Fire Incidents Page on Facebook, with a caption saying: “Crews take a moment to get a selfie on New Years!”

Deputy fire commissioner Dave Fornell said the 18 firefighters were celebrating a boss who was retiring.

He said the photo was taken outside a vacant house, which was too dangerous to enter, in the city’s west side.

Fire commissioner Eric Jones said the photo was “inappropriate and unprofessional”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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