In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for February 27, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a California decision holding that fire departments are not crime victims when an arson occurs, and thus a court cannot order the arsonist to pay restitution as part of his sentence; a Georgia chief placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the hiring of a firefighter who was facing felony theft charges; a guilty plea by a Kansas City firefighter to three counts of involuntary manslaughter arising out of a fatal apparatus accident; the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the widow of a Washington firefighter who died of cancer; and the filing of a suit by the parents of a recruit firefighter who died while attending the NY State fire academy.
California Court Rules FD Not A Crime Victim of Arsonist
Georgia Chief on Leave as County Investigates Hiring
KC MO Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Apparatus Accident
Bellingham WA Settles Suit With Firefighter’s Widow
Parents Sue NY State Over Training Academy Death