Fire Law Roundup for January 9, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 9, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling out of Montgomery, Alabama upholding the resignation of a chief officer who claims be was constructively discharged; a claim my a Mobile firefighter that she was terminated because of a tattoo; the $3.25 million settlement of a firehouse sexual abuse case arising out of events that occurred in the 1970s; the denial of city-funded legal representation for a Colorado firefighter charged with careless driving death resulting; and a lawsuit against FDNY about forcibly taking emotionally disturbed patients to a hospital.

Alabama Chief Loses Constructive Discharge Case

Alabama Firefighter Terminated For Tattoo and Grooming Violations

City Settles Firehouse Child Sexual Abuse Suit for $3.25 Million

City Refuses Legal Defense for Firefighter Facing Criminal Charges for Apparatus Accident

Suit Claims Forcing Emotionally Disturbed Person to go to Hospital is a Civil Rights Violation

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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