Fire Law Roundup – April 4, 2022

In this week’s episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss additional fallout from a sexual harassment lawsuit involving Canadian firefighters, the termination of a Rhode Island firefighter, the overturning of a punitive schedule change impacting East Chicago firefighters, a suit against Illinois firefighters over a photo and social media post of a shooting victim, and a social media – First Amendment case out of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Don’t forget this week, Bill Maccarone is presenting Advanced FLSA:  Managing Firefighter’s Hours in the 21st Century – Off the Clock Work – April 6, 2022  1:00 PM Eastern.

And next week is Managing Disciplinary Challenges in the Fire Service, April 12-14, 2022.

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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