Fire Law Roundup for October 24, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 24, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit challenging the termination of a union president from Massachusetts for wearing his dress uniform to a firefighter funeral, a Virginia Beach firefighter facing child porn charges, a disability discrimination suit brought by an LA County firefighter, a California firefighter sentenced to prison for his role a defrauding the federal government while administering a SAFER grant, and a ruling in a suit by a Nashville firefighter discipline for social media postings.

Suit Claims Massachusetts Union President Terminated for Wearing Uniform to Funeral

Virginia Beach Firefighter Facing Child Porn Charges

Probationary LA County Firefighter Claims Disability Discrimination

California Firefighter Sentenced in SAFER Grant Fraud Case

Judge Blocks Enforcement of Two Nashville Fire Policies That Limit Employee Speech

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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