Orlando Fire Chief Steps Down Following EEOC Report

On the heels of an EEOC investigative report into allegations he sexually harassed a female subordinate, Orlando Fire Chief Rod Williams has opted to resign. Last year, Chief Williams was cleared of allegations that he harassed  Assistant Chief Dawn Sumter following an investigation conducted by an outside attorney.

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.
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