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Four DeKalb County Firefighters Placed on Leave – Answers Sought

Four DeKalb County firefighters are on paid administrative leave following a fatal fire Monday. Questions are being asked about why crews did not find the fire when first called to the scene shortly after 1:00am, and returned several houses later to find the home well involved.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.