"You never know when you're being watched. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity."
- Denzel Washington
Make no mistake, when you're operating at an incident you are a celebrity. People gather to watch the drama that is unfolding within their neighborhood with admiration, fascination, and curiosity. This is a behavior that has not changed throughout history - and never will. It is compelling to see bad things happen!
What has changed rapidly over the past ten years is that most everyone has a video camera in their pocket. Now, they're not just watching, they're recording and sharing our every move. Most just hoping to capture the excitement, others hoping to catch us in the act of doing something wrong. Regardless of the intention, we are always being watched, recorded, and critique in this age of cell phones and social media. And it's not just the public - we are just as guilty and can be vicious in our criticism!
Being recorded an unfortunate reality that we must always be cognizant of, because unwanted publicity is only a cell phone away.
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