NY fire, EMS depts.: Don’t play Pokemon GO at stations
Catching Pokemon at fire stations poses a threat to fire and EMS crews as well as the public
CICERO, N.Y. — The smartphone virtual reality game that has swept the nation has prompted fire departments to ask gamers to not play at stations, government compounds and even the middle of the road.
Several fire and police departments have issued statements via Facebook warning Pokemon GO gamers to avoid catching Pokemon at stations, citing the threat it poses to fire and EMS crews and the public.
The Village of Phoenix Police posted Monday night to its Facebook page, “PSA: To all the Pokemon Trainers young and old: Pokemon are ground, not in the middle of the road. This new app game: Pokemon GO is a great way for people to get outside, and get some exercise, but use caution…”