Fire Law Roundup – February 21, 2022

In this episode, Curt reviews a lawsuit filed by several Massachusetts firefighters that blames AFFF and PPE manufacturers for their cancers; a ruling in an overtime lawsuit in Reading, PA; a decision that a city does not have to providing a full evidentiary hearing to a terminated employee when the union refuses to process his grievance; the reinstatement of a Houston firefighter when the city failed to follow all the steps in its drug testing policy; the filling of a gender harassment/discrimination suit, and several others that were beyond the blog.

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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