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Busy Fire Law Week

Last week was a busy one legally for the fire service, and as often happens, a number of important cases escaped our attention – including several we have been following. In Kansas City, Missouri, the city is offering $1.9 million ...

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Monocular Vision Firefighter Sues in Florida

A Florida firefighter who lost an eye as a child, is suing because his department has prohibited him from seeking promotion. Firefighter Bill Miller filed suit against the Fort Myers Fire Department. NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

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Medical Confidentiality and HIPAA Hysteria

Today’s burning question: I work for a fire department as a Firefighter – Paramedic. We have a quality assurance program in place for EMS. The department has EMTs doing quality assurance reviews on medical reports submitted by the Paramedics. In addition, ...

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Florida Fire District Sues Volunteer Fire Company

An ongoing dispute between a Florida fire district and a volunteer fire company has landed in court. The Key Largo Fire-EMS District has filed suit against the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Rescue Department. The nine-page complaint filed on July 3, ...

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More Racial Allegations in New Haven

New Haven is back in the Fire Law news with word that firefighter Michael Briscoe has filed a race discrimination complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities against IAFF Local 825. You may recall, in 2009 Briscoe ...

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