Fire Law Roundup for December 12, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 12, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a race discrimination lawsuit filed by a Sacramento firefighter claiming he was harassed by supervisors and colleagues, a claim against the city of Baltimore by the families of three firefighters who were killed in a rowhouse fire last January, an $8 million lawsuit by a Boston firefighter who was placed on unpaid leave due to his failure to comply with the city’s COVID vaccination requirements, a suit by Washington firefighter claiming he was sexually harassed during his fire academy training by an instructor, and a class action lawsuit filed against a New York EMS provider for mishandling protected health information and failing to disclose a data breach as required by the HIPAA.

Sacramento Firefighter Alleges Race Discrimination

Families of Baltimore LODD Fire Announce Suit Against City

Boston Firefighter Seeks $8.3 Million Over COVID Vaccine Suspension

Washington Firefighter Claims He was Sexually Harassed by Instructor

NY Ambulance Company Faces HIPAA-Related Class Action Suit Over Data Breach

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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