Fire Law Roundup for May 8, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 8, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit brought by a woman who was injured in an altercation with an on-duty Sparks, Nevada firefighter; a race discrimination suit brought by a lieutenant with the Baltimore City Fire Department; a ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that the Memphis Fire Department did not discriminate against an African American female who sought a position as an “Airmask Maintenance Mechanic”; a lawsuit filed by a CalFire captain who was demoted claiming harassment and retaliation; an interview with three FDNY chief officers about their suit against the fire commissioner;  and a case Brad is handling out of North Amityville, New York that involves inappropriate expenditures of taxpayer funds.

Nevada Firefighter Sued Over Altercation With Woman

Baltimore City Lieutenant Files Race Discrimination Suit

Memphis Fire Prevails on Intersectional Race-Gender Discrimination Claim

Demoted Captain Sues CalFire Alleging Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Demoted FDNY Chiefs Interviewed About Lawsuits

Long Island fire department allegedly spent over $500K on jewelry, vacations and more

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 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) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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