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NJ Firefighter Sues Instructor and Fire Academy Over Rape

A county fire academy in New Jersey has been named in a federal lawsuit brought by a female firefighter who claims that an instructor she met while a student, bound, raped and strangled her. The firefighter, identified in the suit only as "A.S.", accuses instructor John Syers, Jr. of perpetrating the rape in September, 2018

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Virginia EMS Provider Sued for $3.5 Million Over Sexual Assault

A Virginia EMS provider is facing a $3.5 million suit brought by a 22-year old who claims she was sexually assaulted during a transport by a paramedic who was twice investigated for similar misconduct. Regional One, Inc. is accused of negligent hiring and negligent supervision of former paramedic Keith Edward Dean, currently serving a life plus 20 year sentence for sexually assaulting the woman.

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FDNY Back in Salty Dog Brawl Suit

Today’s burning question: Can a fire department be held liable for the conduct of a group of off-duty firefighters who get in a bar-room brawl? Answer: Before reading a ruling by the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ...

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