Fire Law Roundup for August 22, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 22, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss the termination of a Miami firefighter for offensive social media comments he made in a group chat relative to the murder of a Miami-Dade police officer; the decision to terminate a fifty-year-old consent decree that mandated strict race-conscious hiring quotas for Massachusetts fire departments; the dismissal of a race and age discrimination lawsuit brought by a Hartford, CT firefighter; a lawsuit filed by the family of an Ohio man who claims responders administered Narcan to him when he was suffering from asthma-related respiratory distress; and a $3.9 million settlement of a suit brought by firefighters who were terminated by a Minnesota city as part of a restructuring.

Miami Firefighter Terminated For Social Media Comments

Miami Firefighter Terminated For Social Media Comments

Massachusetts Consent Decree on Racial Quotas to Expire at the End of 2024

Massachusetts Consent Decree on Racial Quotas to Expire at the End of 2024

Hartford Prevails in Race Discrimination Suit

Hartford Prevails in Race Discrimination Suit

Ohio Suit Claims Narcan Administration to Respiratory Distress Patient Led to Quadrapalegia

Ohio Suit Claims Narcan Administration to Respiratory Distress Patient Led to Quadrapalegia

Minnesota City to Pay Former Firefighters $3.9 Million

Minnesota City to Pay Former Firefighters $3.9 Million

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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