Fire Law Roundup for December 19, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 19, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a DC firefighter who claims an officer sexually assaulted her in the firehouse; a ruling by the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission upholding a decision by the Somerville Fire Department to bypass a female candidate; felony theft charges brought against a Florida firefighter for fraudulently submitting for hours he did not work; a newly released video showing a Miami fire lieutenant assaulting a patient who spit at him; and a new firefighter bill of rights law enacted by the New York state legislature.

DC Sued Over Firehouse Sexual Assault

Civil Service Upholds Bypass of Somerville, MA Firefighter

Florida Firefighter Accused of Payroll Fraud

Miami Firefighter Investigated for Assaulting Patient

New York Enacts Firefighter Bill of Rights

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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