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    Dec 13, 2002

    Photos With Stripper Get Some in Trouble

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    Volunteer firefighters and paramedics are feeling the heat after being entertained by a stripper dressed in a skintight red Santa Claus suit in the firehouse parking lot.

    The woman, known as Dixie Cupps, bared her breasts in three of 28 photographs taken outside the Ensley Volunteer Fire Department. The Escambia County Attorney's Office is looking into whether disciplinary action should be taken.


    EDITORIAL COMMENT: Never take pictures!

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    Man, they should just drop it. I don't see a problem with it, do you? Who cares about some stripper entertaining firefighters, and it makes the papers. Same type of thing made my news stations a couple of months ago for that PA stripper.
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    Default Your kidding right?

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    mdodd, While I am certainly no prude, I don't think what these guys did was appropriate, or very smart for that matter. You might want to check your departments rules and regs. I am pretty sure that if you want the word Junior dropped from your signature instead of the word firefighter, you should use this as an example of how not to behave.
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    Of course it becomes a problem when she is showing jugs
    in public, outside and at a firehouse.

    Looks terrible to the public.

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    Heck...it could be worse. Imagine your entire department on this "TOUR" bus!!!

    BERLIN, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A tour bus filled with
    beer-drinking passengers and a handful of bare-breasted
    strippers is plying the night-time streets of Berlin, giving the
    German capital a hot new tourist attraction.
    The double-decker bus cruises past the city's main tourist
    spots, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag parliament
    building, the chancellery, the state opera house, Tiergarten
    park and the Victory Column on a three-hour tour.
    But the crowd on board seem less interested in Berlin's
    cultural offerings than they are in the tour guide, who slowly
    disrobes during her commentary, and her two "assistants" who
    keep spirits high with a series of strip shows.
    "It's a terrific way to see Berlin, but the windows are a
    bit too steamed up to see much outside," said a construction
    worker called Sascha, cooling off with a beer after a stripper
    named Jenny, 20, sat down on his leg at the end of her dance.
    "It's kind of humid in here," he added.
    To counter a slide in tourism after the September 2001
    attacks on the United States, the organisers of the Berlin
    stripper bus tour came up with a novel way to show people the
    sights along with a glimpse of the city's night life that has
    made Berlin famous since the 1920s.
    It is an astonishing sight for those strolling along the
    fashionable Unter den Linden boulevard or other parts of Berlin
    to look into the bus at a naked blonde woman standing next to
    the driver with a microphone in her hand.
    Three police officers standing on guard duty outside the
    French embassy on a recent chilly Saturday night couldn't help
    but stare when they saw a pair of naked breasts and bare bottoms
    jiggling at them through the windows. The dancers blew kisses at
    the officers who showed their appreciation with wide smiles and
    a friendly synchronised wave.
    PARTY ATMOSPHERE
    "We wanted to offer visitors something new and something
    exciting to revitalise the local tourism industry," said Udo
    Borges, who organises the stripper bus tour known as "Malibu
    Dreams" (www.malibu-dream.de) that costs 10 euros a seat.
    "We thought we'd try something like this to give Berlin's
    night life a new kick in the pants," he said.
    The bus tour begins at 8 p.m. in front of a disco in east
    Berlin's Marzahn district, heads west through the government
    quarter, loops around the Brandenburg Gate past the British
    embassy and passes through the Tiergarten before pausing for a
    torch show by one of the strippers outside the bus in front of
    the Victory Column.
    The tour guide named Kati earnestly describes some of
    Berlin's political and cultural high points along the way, but
    the party-minded passengers, most of them middle-aged men
    sipping beer and other drinks, were more absorbed in the
    gyrating women dancing in the aisles.
    "It's a great idea," said a retired man named Heinrich,
    drinking a rum and coke.
    "But I didn't have any time to look out the windows and see
    the sights. I was too busy following what was happening on the
    inside."
    His friend Siegbert, from Brandenburg outside Berlin, was
    still recovering from the experience of having a dark-haired
    stripper named Nicole remove his glasses, rub them over her body
    and then gently put them back on his face.
    "This is a fantastic way to get to know Berlin," Siegbert
    said. But he admitted he hadn't see much of the city. "It's kind
    of dark outside."
    Berlin has a long tradition for decadence, hedonism and
    tolerance. During the Weimar Republic after World War One its
    infamous and racy cabarets were hugely popular.
    In the 1970s its western half was the centre of the European
    hippie counter-culture. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall the
    city's night-clubs have once again won it a reputation as one of
    Europe's top party capitals.
    The biggest party in Berlin history was New Year's Eve in
    1999 when three million people cheered in the new millennium at
    the Brandenburg Gate with a deafening festival of fireworks,
    lights and cheers. About a million scantily clad ravers come to
    the annual Love Parade in Berlin each summer.
    SENIOR CITIZENS BOOK TOUR
    "There isn't anyone who doesn't enjoy an erotic show," said
    Richard Heidenreich, the 38-year-old operator of the Malibu
    disco where the stripper bus tour starts and ends. "The bus is
    always full. Banks, insurance companies, car dealerships, and
    stag parties all want to go for the ride."
    Borges, Heidenreich's partner, said even a senior citizens
    home had booked the bus for a private tour, which costs about
    800 euros for an extended trip of six hours.
    "It's a lot of fun working here on the bus," said Jenny,
    wearing nothing but a necklace, white leather boots and a white
    apron.
    "The men are having a great time and it's a great
    atmosphere."
    (Additional reporting by Oliver Ellrodt and Christopher Stern
    in Berlin, and Mair Salts in London)
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    Maybe not my whole department, but I would like to check it out,

    Uh, for safety reasons of course.

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    Jan 3, 2003

    Pensacola EMT Suspended for Pictures With Stripper

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    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An Escambia County emergency medical technician is being suspended for 10 days without pay because he posed for risque pictures with a stripper known as "Dixie Cupps" while he was on duty. Two photos show Mark Rea holding a stethoscope to the bosom and posterior of the woman clad in a skintight, red Santa Claus suit.
    The pictures were taken at the Ensley Volunteer Fire Department last month. County Attorney Janet Lander said Escambia cannot discipline volunteer firefighters who also had their pictures taken with the exotic dancer, but all in nonsuggestive poses. Neither Rea nor the firefighters appeared with the woman when she bared her breasts in three pictures taken outside the firehouse.
    Two other county paramedics at the firehouse were uninvolved and unaware of what was going on, said Escambia Public Safety Director Janice Kilgore. "It was an unfortunate incident and an error in judgment," Rea said. "I'm accepting my disciplinary action, but life goes on."
    Rea was suspended because the Dixie Cupps incident was his third rule violation last year, Lander said. He also was warned for failing to complete drug logs after medicating a patient and suspended three days for failing to follow proper procedures when treating a child suffering from a seizure.
    Ensley Fire Capt. Richard Sample defended the firefighters and said Rea's punishment was excessive. "A professional dancer stops by the department and wants to take a few pictures and a few individuals get caught up in the moment," Sample said. "Now the county decides to do this? It's uncalled for."
    He said everyone present was caught by surprise when the dancer's husband, who took the pictures, asked her to bare her breasts.
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    Next thing you know, they'll be banning cameras in stations.

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    Duffman, i'm just saying that there are strippers all over this country. It happens with people everyday, average people, and it doesn't make news. But when it comes to firefighters doing it, it makes the news. That's what ticks me off.
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    Default Deja vu all over again?

    I think that the early stages are setting in, but wasn't this discussed somewhere else, 'cause I coulda sworn I responded, but the one I did included a photo of Ms. Cupps surrounded by some of America's Bravest. Coulda been someone else, I guess.
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    mdoddsjffhnfc:
    Have you seen the Fire Chix calendar or the hottest calendar in the country-the FDNY firefighters calendar? Scantily clad women and men; bare skin exposed to sell calendars. I guess there is no image problem with that, but get a stripper on the tarmac and boom, instant controversy. You're upset by it. Get use to it. We are recognized for our god-like qualities. Consorting with strippers in clear public view stigmatizes the service. We are expected to be perfect or at least act like it. We are allowed to have a life, but outside of the public view. And if you haven't learned it yet; if you ever go out of town on union business, don't get caught having fun.
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    I could be wrong, but I don't think it was the fact they were with a stripper that was the problem. They were on duty and it was from what I gathered outside of the fire station.

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    It's not just with firefighters. A flight crew with a charter of high school kids got in a wee bit of trouble for judging an in-flight wet t-shirt contest. Poor judgement? You bet.

    I used to allow the Bud Girls have their picture taken with me until my wife told me that it probably wasn't in my best interest to continue granting them this priviledge. Consequently, for the past 4 years the Bud Girls, albeit with heavy heart, have survived without me in any photos.

    There certainly is a time and place for photos however the bosses usually take a dim view of on-duty photos as do wives of any photos when they find them.

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    Does anyone else think this was a setup?

    Just happens to be someone taking photos in the area who decided to release them...

    and then reading farther down...

    "A professional dancer stops by the department and wants to take a few pictures and a few individuals get caught up in the moment," Sample said
    So the dancer stopped by and asked to take photographs...something smells fishy here...(no pun intended )
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    Adze, I stink you may be on to something. However, as the good Chief says (is that an oxymoron? Good Chief? Oxymoron?Nope, nope, nope. EVERYONE LEAVE THAT ALONE); this came up in another thread. While this guy did get a good spankin' over this, as reported in the FH news story:

    Rea was given a warning in September because he didn't keep complete drug logs after administering morphine and Valium to a patient. He was suspended for three days last February for falsifying documents and misrepresenting the care given to a child who was having seizures.
    Sounds to me like this guy tends to have trouble following him. Either he is a s#!tbag, or somebody is really out to get him. I'm kinda thinkin' he might be a s#!tbag, and they are setting him for dismissal....
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    I think you may be right about this guy being an apple they are trying to get rid of.

    I'm sure the reason a lot of depts have clauses that you can't be in uniform in a drinking establishment is to prevent things like this. The problem is not that the pics were taken, the problem is that the pics were taken on FD property, with people on duty in uniform. Just like the one in PA where the stripper was swinging off the apparatus.

    The sad thing is I doubt the same thing would have happened if it was a women ff/emt that was caught with a male stripper.

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