Fire Law Roundup – December 6, 2021

This session of Fire Law Vlog is the introduction of what we hope will be a new vehicle for educating those concerned with leadership and legal issues in the fire service. Curt and Brad Pinsky discuss the fire law headlines from last week.

Our plan is to make these Fire Law Roundups a weekly event live on Youtube every Monday starting January 3, 2022. Our apologies for the technology issues in the first 30 seconds – we will get better!

Here are the Fire Law Blog links to the cases:

Detroit Firefighter’s Union Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over $200k

Las Vegas Property Owner Facing Manslaughter Charges From Fatal Fire Sues City

Connecticut Firefighters Sue to Block Pension Benefits to Still-Working Chiefs

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UPDATE: Brad mentioned the Black Sunday Fire. Here are two Fire Law headlines from legal proceedings arising out of it: Judge Dismisses Convictions of Building Owners.

LODD Firefighters’ Families and Injured Firefighters Awarded $183 Million

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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