Fire Law Roundup for April 24, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 24, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit seeking to block a decision to resume EMS transports by the Lockport (NY) Fire Department; a lawsuit naming three former Memphis firefighters accused of not providing aid to of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by police officers; a lawsuit filed by a retired Denver firefighter claiming the city’s handing of his injury claim violated his rights; and a series of four lawsuits filed against the City of Everett by male firefighters who claim they were sexually harassed by a fire academy instructor who is already being sued for sexual harassment.

Suit Seeks to Stop Lockport Fire From Resuming EMS Transport

Firefighters named in Tyre Nichols Wrongful Death Suit

Denver Firefighter Sues City and Union After Disability Retirement

Four Washington Firefighters Claim City Failed to Prevent Sexual Harassment by Instructor

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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