Firefighter helmet cams raise privacy questions

Official: "We're going into people's homes, we're videoing their personal belongings ... all of those things puts the public at risk."


CBS News

WHEATON, Md. — Wheaton Maryland Rescue Squad fire captains Adam St. John and Brett Russell call helmet-mounted cameras invaluable.

"I think it makes anybody that wears them a better firefighter," said St. John.

Video from St. John's helmet shows a house fire just days before Christmas in which Russell calls for help after falling through a floor. "I looked down and I saw this glow of orange of the fire below me and my initial thought was, one, I'm in big trouble and two, I was convinced I was going to the burn center," said Russell.

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