Video: Firefighter Tells Bystander He Can’t Record Car Fire on Video. Can He Do That? What do you Think?

Video by cashews224. The video states “This was taken on February 13th, 2013, in Gloucester Virginia at the Ark Shell Station. The owner said the car was smelling funny so she pulled over and started smoking. I would have filmed the rest but the argument continued with the firefighter. He was saying that if I wasn’t a police officer, firefighter or owner of the vehicle, it was illegal for me to film the incident; which is false. Any person can film any event legally without consent by anyone.”

As a firefighter, do you waste your time getting bystanders to turn off their cameras?

Do you think it is illegal for bystanders to record events?

If you do think it is illegal, do you think Firefighters have the authority to stop it?