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.
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.