Fire Law Roundup for July 15, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 15, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a disciplinary investigation into a Kentucky firefighter caught hanging out of the window of a moving Cadillac while wearing a department t-shirt; the dismissal of ...

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Kentucky Firefighter Facing Discipline Over Vehicle Stunt

A Kentucky firefighter has been placed on administrative leave as his fire department investigates a social media post containing a photo of him hanging out of a moving car window while wearing a department shirt. The Clay City Fire Department reportedly became aware of the incident by a Facebook post.

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New Haven Suit Comes to an End

A contentious lawsuit brought by a former assistant chief in New Haven, Connecticut against several other chief officers has finally come to a conclusion. Orlando Marcano, who was the Assistant Chief of Administration, filed suit in 2019 naming Fire Chief John Alston, Assistant Chief of Operations Mark Vendetto, IAFF Local 825 Union President Frank Ricci, and an administrative assistant, Cherlyn Poindexter.

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Pawtucket Settles Firefighters Locker Search Case

The City of Pawtucket has agreed to pay five city firefighters $1,000 each for unlawfully searching their firehouse lockers. Firefighters Noah LeBlanc, Stephen Garlick, Manuel Benevides, Scott McDonald, and Steven Como filed suit last December alleging a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights.

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Rochester Settles Firefighter’s Racism Suit

The sensational lawsuit by Rochester firefighter Jerrod Jones has been settled for $150,000, or $521,000, depending on your perspective. Jones claimed he was the victim of race discrimination that culminated in a white captain ordering him to attend a racist party in 2022 while on-duty.

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Fire Law Roundup for July 8, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 8, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss an FLSA overtime suit filed by firefighters in Morgantown, West Virginia; an FLSA suit filed by Virginia EMTs who claims the county improperly paid them ...

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More FLSA Overtime Suits Out of West Virginia

Fifty-six firefighters with the Morgantown Fire Department have filed two suits claiming the city has not been paying them properly for overtime. One suit was filed in US District Court for the District of West Virginia and the other in Monongalia Circuit Court.

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Virginia EMTs Claim County Paid Them Like 7k Firefighters

Twelve current and former members of the Page County Fire & EMS have filed a class action lawsuit claiming they were not compensated for all of the hours they worked, and not paid overtime as required by the FLSA. The suit alleges the plaintiffs are non-fire EMS personnel who the county treated as §207k qualifying firefighters.

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