Four Florida Firefighters Facing Criminal Charges Over CPR Recerts

Four Florida firefighters and a former firefighter are facing a number of serious criminal charges for their roles in a scheme to involving fraudulent CPR certificates.

Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Freddie Batista, Greg Jones, Joseph Perri and Steve Loleski were arrested earlier this week. The charges include conspiracy to commit perjury, forgery, grand theft, and official misconduct.WSVN-TV –

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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