Fire Law Survey Results

Thank you to all who took the time to respond to our initial Fire Law Survey. For those who have not yet responded, here is a link to the survey.

The following results are preliminary, based on just over 400 responses. I will leave the survey open for another few days, and update the results. After the New Year, I plan to launch what I hope to start as an Annual Fire Law Survey to help better evaluate the legal challenges facing firefighters and the fire service.

Here are the results:

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.