Fire Law Roundup for April 17, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 17, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss the arrest of a woman who embezzled funds from a North Carolina volunteer fire department; a cheating scandal in the Muncie Fire Department; a wrongful death suit against several fire and EMS agencies in Utah alleging medics administered too much ketamine to an accident victim; a wrongful termination suit brought by an Arizona firefighter-union rep; and a decision by the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the termination of a female fire captain for failing a physical abilities test.

Woman Charged with Embezzling Funds From North Carolina Volunteer Fire Department

Indiana Fire Department Facing Three Investigations Into Exam Cheating

Utah Suit Blames Crash Victim’s Death On Responders for Injecting Too Much Ketamine

Arizona Firefighter Claims Termination Related to Union Activities

Fifth Circuit Upholds Termination of Texas Captain

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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