Selfie Deaths Forces National Park Service to Create #SafePlaceSelfie Day

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The #SafePlaceSelfie day was actually started by the National Weather Service, which is when the National Parks Service caught up and put their own spin on the title to create, #SafeParkSelfie day. 

While the National Weather Service was trying to encourage people to share pictures of their bad weather day emergency supplies, we think #SafeParkSelfie day is a whole lot funnier.

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Selfie-Crazed India Promises Selfie Booths to Voters at the Polls

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How far is too far for a government to go to get its citizens to vote?

It seems India has yet to find that line. 

In a country with the highest rate of selfie deaths, the only natural thing to do is to use this penchant for good. 

In India’s upcoming election season, voters will be able to show off their inked fingers (the way India prevents voter fraud) in a selfie booth right outside the voting polls. 

 In some areas of the country, officials are launching competitions in order to encourage first-time, young voters to hit the polls.

In Mizoram’s election, as an example, the top 3 selfies will earn 7,000, 5,000, and 3,000 rupees or $100, $72.50, and $43 consecutively.

There is currently no word on what the District Election Officer of Kaushambi is offering in his selfie contest, but he has promised an award. 

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How would you feel about doing something similar in your country? 

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Firefighters Under Attack for Taking Selfie in Front of Fatal House Fire

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Two US firefighters from Kalamazoo, Michigan are, no pun intended, under fire for snapping a smiling selfie outside of a burning home.

The house fire occurred a week ago and ended up being fatal for two people.

You can see a screenshot of the selfie, which Fox 17 grabbed before it was hastily taken off Facebook, here.

The two firefighters are under investigation for their behavior by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. 

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There is no word when this investigation will be complete. 

Public Safety Officials Are Not Immune to Selfie Craze

As it turns out, New Jersey firefighters are also getting a lot of attention this week for doing the exact same thing. 

As New Jersey 101.5 reports, this time the fire was on a boardwalk in Ocean Grove and the firefighters were volunteers.

A Twitter user posted a photo of the firefighters tackily posing in front of the burning businesses and captioned it, “I’m sure the owners of the businesses that burned at the NJ Boardwalk yesterday appreciate that you all had enough time to pose for these great pics of yourselves with their livelihood going up in smoke in the background. Very classy.”

New Jersey officials came out and said that there are no rules on what their firefighters do on a state level, but that most fire departments have rules regarding phone use while on the job. 

But, is it enough? Or should we implement rules ensuring this type of behavior no longer happens? 

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