Fire Service PIO: Tips for Taking Photos at Incident Scenes

Of course, you’ve heard the expression, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” For me, it means I can write a media release about an incident, but a photo shows what I cannot put into words. That is why I take photos at nearly every incident to...


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Over the past few years, I have received requests from the public and lawyers for copies of the photos, which we provide as required by the Freedom of Information Act. The photos can also be used for PowerPoint presentations, pamphlets and posters by your department. It is very satisfying to be watching the TV news or seeing a poster somewhere in your department using a photo you took. It is just another way a PIO provides a service to the public and the department. n