Fire Law Roundup for September 26, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 26, 2022, Bill Maccarone and Curt discuss an investigation into a San Francisco firefighter who was wearing a “Let’s Go Brandon” shirt on duty; a lemon law case filed by a Illinois fire department over a $1.4 million aerial platform; the settlement of a disability suit in NY; a federal court suit filed by a volunteer firefighter in NY state who was dismissed from his department; and a suit filed by the leadership of IAFF Local 3217 covering firefighters at Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport, keeping to block any retaliation for having censured the department’s leadership.

Let’s Go Brandon T-Shirt Prompts Investigation in San Francisco Fire Department

Suit Alleges Lemon Law Violation Over Defective $1.4 Million Aerial Platform

$25k Settlement in NY Disability Suit

NY Volunteer Alleges Dismissal Violates His Civil Rights

Airport Firefighters Seek Injunction to Prevent Retaliation Over IAFF Censure

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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