South Dakota Firefighter Who Traveled to Ukraine Suspended

A volunteer firefighter from South Dakota was suspended by his department while he was providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine. Greg Zimmerman learned he was suspended by the Wentworth Fire Department while overseas.

Zimmerman was volunteering in Ukraine through Project Joint Guardian. He reportedly spent most of his time dealing with body recoveries. Zimmerman, an electrical engineer, is now back at home. Project Joint Guardian is a non-profit group of firefighters who are providing assistance to Ukraine.

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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