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Bill that would outfit Baltimore firefighters with cameras and restrict entry into vacant properties is opposed by fire department

May 12, 2022

Baltimore fire officials spoke out Wednesday against a bill that would require body cameras on firefighters and place restrictions on entering vacant buildings, arguing that the legislation duplicates rules already on the books. The legislation, introduced by Councilwoman Danielle McCray, would bar city firefighters from entering vacant buildings if 25% or more of the structure has been consumed by fire. Additionally, firefighters could enter a vacant building only if the department “confirmed” an occupant was inside and “structural and hazardous conditions permit a safe entry.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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