Fire Law Roundup for March 26, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for March 26, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a second lawsuit filed by three FDNY chiefs against Commissioner Laura Kavanagh over their demotions and/or reassignments, those one alleging age discrimination; a suit filed by a woman injured during an elevator rescue; a negligence suit brought by owners of a vehicle that was damaged by Sacramento Metro firefighters while battling a blaze in a junk yard; a lawsuit filed by a Buffalo firefighter against a colleague over injuries sustained during an altercation following a St. Patrick’s Day parade last year; a whistleblower suit brought by a deputy chief in Texas claiming he was terminated for reporting firefighters paying other firefighters to work shift-trades; and a VLOG interview of a division chief from California who settled her retaliation claims for $2.6 million.

Second Alarm: Another Salvo Fired at FDNY Commissioner Kavanagh

Woman Sues Delaware Fire Department Over Injuries Sustained in Elevator Incident

Sac Metro Sued Over Bulldozed Car

Buffalo Firefighter Sues Colleague Over St. Patrick’s Day Assault

Terminated Texas Deputy Chief Claims Whistleblower Retaliation

Fire Law VLOG: $2.6 Million Settlement of Retaliation Claim By California Division Chief

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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