At one point in the not too distant past, the Washington, D.C. Fire/EMS department would update its Twitter account with information on emergency situations that affected D.C. residents. But, their Twitter feed slowed down to a trickle. D.C. city government made claims that this was associated with demands from a federal agency and security concerns (but, to be honest it’s not too clear - D.C. local government is odd…).

Presumably operating under the belief that information on developing emergencies is a social good for D.C. residents, the D.C. Fire Fighters Association is posting this information at @IAFF36.

What do you think? Is this information that citizens need to know quickly or should other concerns (whatever they may be) trump this informational desire?

Image and original story via Washington Times.

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