Fire Law Roundup for September 12, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 12, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a firefighter who died trying to rescue trapped occupants at a fire in a NY assisted living facility; a discrimination suit by a lieutenant who claims he was forced to remove his name from the captain’s list because of his veteran’s status and disability; a lawsuit claiming an on-duty Alabama firefighter pulled a gun on a property owner; a ruling in a race and gender discrimination suit granting summary judgment to the Denver Fire Department; and a West Virginia court ruling that found City of Parkersburg violated the state’s Wage Payment Collection Act in the way it calculated the pay of firefighters.

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in NY LODD

Oregon Lieutenant Sues Claiming He Was Forced To Withdraw From Promotional Process

Altercation Between Alabama Firefighter and Property Owner Prompts Civil Rights Suit

Denver Fire Prevails in Discrimination Suit

Judge Rules WV City Miscalculated Firefighters’ Compensation

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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