Fire Law Roundup for April 3, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 3, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the brother of a man whose body was used for intubation practice by a Washington state fire department; allegations that DC firefighters delayed their response to a chest-pain call to pick up a fast food order; two additional suits brought by fire departments against AFFF/PFAS manufacturers; the dismissal of criminal charges that were brought against a Connecticut PIO for taking photos at an accident scene; and a verdict in favor of the family of a Missouri medic who was being bullied and discriminated against by a supervisor.

Settlement Reached in Remaining Washington Intubation Case

DC Firefighters Investigated For Delaying Response to Chest Pain Call

Two More Fire Departments Suing AFFF-PFAS Manufacturers

Digital Imagery Charges Dismissed Against Connecticut PIO

Missouri Jury Awards Medic’s Family $100k in Disability Discrimination Case

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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