Fire Law Roundup – February 14, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the third lawsuit arising out of the Kansas City (MO) triple fatal apparatus accident; the suspension of a Pennsylvania volunteer fire company over racist remarks; a Houston investigation into a social media post about a housefire; a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the North Las Vegas Fire Department and several firefighters for the overdose death of a firefighter’s wife; an Indiana court decision holding that a mayor cannot demote a fire chief without approval of the council; the dismissal of a suit against a fire department alleging a violation of HIPAA, and a lawsuit brought by the estate of a firefighter who died of prostate cancer against AFFF manufacturers.

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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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