Another Fire Department Facing OSHA Citations

The North Charleston, South Carolina, Fire Department was cited by state OSHA over injuries to three firefighters at a house fire on July 5, 2010. The department was cited for two serious violations, with fines totaled $2,000. One citation concerned accountability, and the other had to do with the two-in two out rule.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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