Fire Law Roundup for October 3, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 3, 2022, Curt discusses a lawsuit filed by an Oregon woman who claims she was sexually abused and given stolen drugs by a fire department paramedic;  a lawsuit filed by a Rhode Island city against a firefighters’ union claiming that certain current and retired firefighters owe the city $385,000 in overpayments that the city allegedly made back in 2013; a suit filed by a Columbia fire captain who was terminated over comments he posted online that were critical of law enforcement following a shooting death of one of his relatives; a wrongful termination suit filed by an Ohio firefighter-medic who was dismissed after he conducted a court ordered blood-draw from an impaired driving suspect; and civil claims filed by Walmart following a major fire in a distribution warehouse.

Oregon Woman Seeks $2 Million Alleging Negligent Management of Controlled Substances

Rhode Island City Seeks to Recoup Overpayment to Firefighters

Fire Law Roundup – Special Edition on FLSA Case Update

South Carolina Fire Captain Claims Anti-Police Social Media Post Was Protected Speech

Ohio Medic’s Wrongful Termination Suit Over Blood-Draw to Proceed

Walmart Fire Headlines – It Is Not A Suit But A Claim – Right Now

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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