NY, NJ and PA Fire Law Headlines

There were fire law headlines from three northeast states today:

In New York, the Village of Rye Brook reached a settlement with the Village of Port Chester over a contract dispute for fire services. According to Rye Brook Mayor Paul S. Rosenberg:

“The settlement between Rye Brook and Port Chester also allows us to immediately settle our contract dispute with the Rye Brook Professional Firefighters union. They have been working a lot of overtime since this dispute arose, and we really appreciate their efforts.”

In New Jersey, a Patterson firefighter has been charged in connection with a murder. Kaheem Hunt, 30 and an Army veteran, was accused of shooting Juan Martinez, 39, on may 1, 2017. More on that story.

In Pennsylvania, a volunteer firefighter has been charged with possession of child pornography. Erik Eagle, 22, a volunteer firefighter in Luzerne Township, was charged earlier this week.

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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