Omaha Photos Spark Police Investigation

Photos taken inside an Omaha fire station have prompted the mayor to order a police investigation.

Mayor Jean Stothert, who was sued earlier this month by firefighters over her decision to breach an agreement to meet NFPA 1710's staffing requirements, claims that photos from an anonymous source taken last weekend show women posing with firefighters and fire apparatus.

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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