Misuse of Department Property
Each topic a minimum of 150 words.
Topic 1: Misuse of Department Property
You are an elected official in a small community that has a combination fire department. You recently became aware of an issue where the fire chief approved a piece of fire apparatus being used for wedding pictures at the wedding venue 30 miles from your community. On the way back to the station, the apparatus broke down and had to be towed. The fire chief’s son was the person getting married and he is a department member as well. What are the ethical issues involved in this scenario? What would be your course of action? What political issues might this issue cause?
Topic 2: Legal Impact
Cite and discuss a recent court case involving ethics that is affecting or has affected the public safety field. Briefly describe the major issues and the finding of the court. Evaluate the long-term impact this case may have on the fire and emergency services field as a whole.