A photograph posted on social media displaying 18 Detroit firefighters posing in entrance of a house engulfed in flames was “inappropriate and unprofessional” and can lead to disciplinary motion, Fireplace Commissioner Eric Jones mentioned.
The photograph was posted Tuesday simply earlier than midnight on the Fb web page “Detroit Fireplace Incidents Web page.” It included a caption: “Crews take a second to get a selfie on New Years!” It has since been taken down.
Firefighters have been celebrating a retiring fireplace battalion chief, Deputy Fireplace Commissioner Dave Fornell mentioned.
“There are lots of methods to have a good time a retirement,” Jones mentioned in an announcement. “Taking a photograph in entrance of a constructing fireplace is just not one in every of them.”
Jones added, “Behind each fireplace is a devastated household or property proprietor.”
Fornell mentioned the photograph was taken outdoors a vacant home metropolis’s west facet, the place the fireplace was reported at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday. The home was too harmful to enter, he mentioned.