Fire Law Roundup – March 28, 2022

In this edition of Fire Law Roundup for March 28, 2022, Brad, Curt and Bill discuss the $2 million settlement of an FLSA overtime suit in Kansas City, MO; a lawsuit against a fire department over a sledding accident in South Carolina; a drug theft case in Alabama; a voyeurism case brought by a female firefighter in Washington state; a ruling in a wrongful death case against South Carolina medics who administered ketamine to a person being arrested; and the plea entered by a California firefighter accused of accessing child porn at work.

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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