Fire Law Roundup for November 14, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for November 14, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss the impact of the Massachusetts Human Resource Division to cancel all upcoming fire promotional examinations; a wildland firefighter who drove a US Forest Service engine company to what he thought was a rendezvous with an underage girl and ended up being caught as part of a sexual predator sting; a ruling in favor of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and three firefighter paramedics accused of negligence and deliberate indifference; a decision by the US Supreme Court denying the appeal of a transgendered fire chief; and a new YCMTSU lawsuit filed in the Kansas City triple fatal apparatus accident case.

YCMTSU Kansas City Fatal Accident Case Takes New Turn

Massachusetts Cancels Promotional Exams for Fire Departments

California Sexual Predator Sting Nets Firefighter Driving Engine

11th Circuit Upholds Ruling in Favor of Miami Dade Fire Rescue and Three Firefighters

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Transgendered Fire Chief

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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