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SF chief bans helmet cams

2013-08-19 17:03:56.834711+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

At the Asiana crash, video from a helmet camera helped show some issues in communications and situation management practices that could potentially lead to improvements. So it makes sense that as a result of that video and information, San Francisco's Fire Chief has banned helmet cams.

"Departments in general are careful about how information is handled, and for good reason," Pace said. "I think a lot of them would prefer we didn't have Facebook and YouTube. For so long, they were able to feed the media what they wanted to feed them. I think a lot of them view the helmet cam thing as kind of scary."

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