Fireground Altercation in Prince George’s County

A volunteer firefighter in Prince George’s County is claiming that he was assaulted by a career officer at the scene of a house fire last Sunday. Both firefighters have reportedly been removed from emergency operations while Berwyn Heights Police and Prince George’s County Fire and EMS investigate.

Prince George’s County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady was quoted by Channel 4 News as saying “”What this was, was something that occurred between two firefighters at the scene of a fire ground that violated our strict rules as far as workplace violence goes.”

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.
  • bencloppick

    These folks need to get their act together. The whining and shoving make the profession look like a bunch of cry babies in the public media. Grow up!

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