Fire Law Roundup for November 7, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for November 7, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a $32 Million award against a Kansas City firefighter personally for causing a crash that killed three people last December, discipline for two Denver firefighter for their roles in a botched death pronouncement of a woman who was still alive, a grand jury decision not to indict anyone following looking into the death of a recruit firefighter at the New York State Fire Academy in 2021, a professional standards investigation by the Rochester Police Department recommending that a police officer who handcuffed an EMT last July face disciplinary charges, and a lawsuit filed by a group of 78 municipalities and fire districts in New York state have filed suit against a consulting firm associated with opioid manufacturers, seeking to recoup costs associated with the opioid epidemic.

KC Firefighter Personally Liable for $32 Million in Fatal Apparatus Crash

Denver Firefighters Disciplined Over Mistaken DOA Pronouncement

NY Grand Jury Declines to Issue indictments in LODD Training Death

Rochester Police Investigation Concludes Officer Wrong to Arrest EMT

NY Fire Districts and Municipalities File Suit Against Opioid Consulting Firm

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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