Fire Law Roundup for July 11, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 11, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss an Indiana lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by a female EMT alleging male firefighters were punished less harshly; manslaughter charges against a dispatcher for refusing to promptly dispatch an ambulance; a ruling that the widow of a retired FDNY firefighter who volunteered at Ground Zero is ineligible for workers comp benefits;  a lawsuit filed by a male firefighter alleging he was disciplined and terminated in retaliation for cooperating with a sexual harassment investigation into the fire chief; a ruling in the lawsuit brought by a homeless man who was kicked in the head by a Dallas firefighter; and a lawsuit brought by the pension system for Detroit firefighters relating to a series of gas explosions that occurred in Massachusetts  in 2018.

Indiana EMT Claims Gender Discrimination Over Discipline

PA Dispatcher Facing Manslaughter Charges For Not Promptly Dispatching EMS

Court Rejects FDNY Widow’s Suit to Recover 9-11 Related Benefits

Texas Firefighter Claims Termination Was Retaliation for Participating in Sexual Harassment Investigation into Fire Chief

Civil Rights Suit Brought by Homeless Man Against Dallas Fire and Former Firefighter to Continue

Massachusetts Explosions Prompt Delaware Lawsuit by Detroit Pension System

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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