A possible case of SMACSS (Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome) is being investigated in Weymouth, Massachusetts following a Facebook message reported to be from a firefighter who appears to be against both Narcan and living drug addicts.
Town officials are investigating whether a Weymouth firefighter used his personal Facebook account to denounce opiate addicts and the drug Narcan, calling the overdose-reversing drug “the worst drug ever created.”
Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund on Sunday said he was “well aware” of the Facebook post after he and Fire Chief Keith Stark received emails from several upset residents.
“I’m aware of it, and both the fire chief and town counsel are aware of it,” Hedlund said. “There will be more formal discussions about it, and (the chief) plans to initiate an investigation.”
Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund told WCVB news partner The Patriot Ledger he was “well aware” of the alleged Facebook post after he and Weymouth Fire Chief Keith Stark received emails from several upset residents.
Hedlund told WCVB Sunday night that the town’s first responders take their jobs very seriously. “We have a mission to protect and save lives. The post sends a different message than that.”
People from across the country flooded the fire department’s Facebook page, some calling the comments disgraceful and saying the firefighter in question should lose his job.
The authenticity of the post had not been verified, but the mayor said both the fire chief and town counsel are aware of it and a meeting was scheduled for Monday morning.