- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Two New Jersey volunteer firefighters who are engaged to be married won’t face suspension for inadvertently violating department rules when they shared their wedding invitation on Facebook.

Garfield’s city manager tells The Record (https://bit.ly/23kY9Jd) newspaper that the town fire department’s social media policy has been revised.

Paul Mellor and his fiancée Danielle Szep staged their firefighting coats with their last names stenciled on the back as props in their wedding invitation photo, which Szep posted to Facebook on March 17.

The couple has a combined 13 years serving as volunteer firefighters.

Officials say positive online posts like the wedding announcement are OK, but anything negative, demeaning or that violates the privacy of a fire victim isn’t allowed.



The incident is being blamed on a lack of communication.

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