Special Announcement: Fire Law and Fire Engineering

I am very pleased to announce that Fire Engineering Books and Videos, a division of PennWell Corporation, will be the new publisher for future editions of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services and Fire Officer’s Legal Handbook.

This partnership ensures instructors and fire science programs who are currently using Legal Considerations as a textbook for their FESHE compliant programs that it will continue to be fully supported. Legal Considerations is and will continue to be a FESHE-compliant book for college-level fire science programs.

PennWell will continue to provide an instructor’s package, which includes a comprehensive instructor guide, PowerPoints for each chapter, test bank, and other supporting features that instructors have come to reply upon.

We plan to make the third edition of Legal Considerations available in the third quarter of 2014, in time for the fall semester, barring any unforeseen complications. In the meantime, the second edition will remain available through Cengage Publishing and other outlets such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble Online, and the Firefighter’s Bookstore.

In addition, Fire Officer’s Legal Handbook, 2nd Edition will be forthcoming once the next edition of Legal Considerations is released. The Legal Handbook will meet the FESHE requirements for “Political and Legal Foundations of the Fire Service” as well as continuing to serve as an in-depth legal desk reference book for fire chiefs, commissioners and attorneys.

Finally, we will be working on a third text covering EMS law.  More information will be available as that work progresses.

Special thanks to Marla Patterson and Bobby Halton!!!!

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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