In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 27, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a court ruling upholding the termination of a Hunstville, Texas firefighter; the indefinite suspension of a San Antonino fire captain for waiving a handgun at colleagues; the filing of a disability discrimination suit by an FDNY EMT who was termination for not getting a COVID vaccine; the dismissal of a retaliation suit by a Los Angeles firefighter; and lastly, concerns about an uptick in lawsuits against fire departments and firefighters while assisting police.
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.