Fire Law Roundup for December 26, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 26, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of race discrimination lawsuit brought by the former fire chief in Plainfield, New Jersey bringing to a close a tumultuous few years; a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of an Air National Guard firefighter who died while fighting a structure fire off-base; a lawsuit brought by a man who was riding the front bumper of a ladder truck while dressed as Santa Claus seeking nearly $500,000 in damages for the injuries he sustained when the truck went over a drainage channel; the settlement of a suit by a Nashville firefighter who was disciplined over a social media post.

NJ City Settles Fire Chief’s Race Discrimination Suit for $325K

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over WV LODD Fire

Santa Sues Oregon Fire Department for $500k. SERIOUSLY!

Colorado Firefighter Claims Gender and Age Discrimination

Nashville Firefighter Gets $450k Settlement

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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