Fire Law Roundup for November 21, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for November 21, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss the $242k settlement of a lawsuit filed by a Buffalo firefighter who was fired for using medically prescribed marijuana, the indictment of a Texas fire chief accused of stealing from the firefighters’ pension fund, a suit by a man who claims that Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics administered medications that caused him permanent injuries, a Colorado Springs firefighter who was charged with careless driving following the death of a woman last month, and a ruling by the California Court of Appeals in wrongful-termination suit brought by a firefighter claiming to be a whistleblower.

Buffalo Settles Medical Marijuana Suit With Firefighter for $242k

Texas Chief Arrested by FBI

Man Accuses Los Angeles City Medics of Malpractice

Colorado Firefighter Charged Following Fatal Apparatus Accident

Court Rejects Whistleblower Claims of Terminated Captain

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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