Las Vegas Fire Questioned After Stabbing Death

Las Vegas Fire Rescue is coming under fire for not requesting a private ambulance company, AMR, to respond to a reported stabbing across from an AMR base two weeks ago.

Despite the media saying a lawsuit has been filed… there is a process for suits against municipalities to be filed that requires an administrative claim to be filed first. The law suit is no doubt coming but that is likely months away.

Incidentally, if AMR had an ambulance parked across the street from the stabbing, why didn’t the medics simply go across the street when the run was dispatched??? If any of our Nevada friends know what the story is, please let us know.

BTW – LVFR’s response time was 3 minutes, which is pretty damn good for not being across the street!!!

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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