Sunday, March 31, 2013
FDNY/EMS workers post private photos of patients online
In one instance, he posted a photo of an obese woman in a wheelchair, and added the words 'wide load.'
The New York Post reported exclusively that Dluhos is not alone, as a number of EMTs post gruesome photos on their social media pages or in what are known as 'gore books.'
The EMT source told the Post: 'I saw one where this victim’s head and spinal column were completely removed from his body,' he said.
As for Dluhos, his Twitter account has since been taken down.
He broke down in tears on the street last week when he was confronted by a Post reporter over racist tweets and offense comments he made on the microblogging site.
He also tweeted that his most prized possession is Nazi gold pin with a German U-Boat and a swastika.
The FDNY has said that Dluhos' posts are 'under review.'
The Post reported that Dluhos' online comments are part of a troubling epidemic at the FDNY, which is so packed with white men that federal courts have ordered it to change its hiring practices and become more diverse.
'He is not an isolated case,' retired veteran of the city EMS said of Dluhos. 'He’s a symptom of a sick system. If you work in the city for police, fire or EMS and tell me you’re surprised by this, you’re a liar.'
The 34-year-old veteran of the department made 93,000 in 2011.
His behavior is the latest in a series of troublesome social media mishaps for the FDNY.
The son of New York City's fire commissioner resigned earlier this month following his apology for posting offensive messages on Twitter.