In this week’s edition of Fire Law Roundup for April 12, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a wrongful death lawsuit out of Rialto, California, a negligence lawsuit arising out of a MVA in Los Angeles county claiming the medics mis-prioritized a seriously injured patient, the settlement of a discrimination suit in LA City, a ruling from an appellate court in New York on whether a recruit injured during training was eligible for line of duty injury benefits, and an OSHA citation against two Illinois fire departments arising out of a LODD fire.
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.