Fire Law Roundup for October 17, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 17, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a $1.6 million award in favor of IAFF Local 500 against the city of East Cleveland for a staffing violation, a lawsuit filed against the US Forest Service challenging the use of fire retardant in sensitive areas, a $1 million jury verdict against the City of Lansing for race discrimination, the termination of two volunteer firefighters in Texas for speaking to the media, and a court ruling ordering the reinstatement of an FDNY firefighter terminated for not complying with the vaccine mandate.

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Court Upholds $1.6 Million Award Against East Cleveland For Staffing Violation

US Forest Service Sued Over Fire Retardant Use

Jury Awards Lansing Firefighter $1 Million in Damages For Discrimination

Speaking With News Media Leads to Termination of 2 Texas Firefighters

Fired FDNY Firefighter Who Refused COVID Vaccine Ordered Reinstated

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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