Virginia Firefighters Claim City Failed to Pay EMS Incentive

Eleven current and former firefighters from Winchester, Virginia have filed suit against the city and former Fire Chief Frank Wright claiming they were wrongfully denied thousands of dollars in incentive pay dating back to 2006.

The lawsuit filed last Friday in Winchester Circuit Court is listed as a breach of contract action in the court file. A copy of the complaint is not available. According to news reports the dispute centers around EMS incentive pay for obtaining and maintaining advanced life support certifications.

 

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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