Fire Law Roundup for May 15, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 15, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit seeking compensation for fire academy recruits in the Los Angeles County Fire Department who were quarantined in a hotel during the COVID19 pandemic; suits by two Pennsylvania families who lost their homes in separate fires after firefighters were unable to get water from area fire hydrants; a lawsuit filed by the San Jose Mercury News seeking to obtain public records related to the San Jose Fire Department’s investigation into the Pink Poodle strip club incident;  the settlement of a race and gender discrimination suit brought by an Omaha firefighter; and a jury verdict awarding a California fire chief $4.1 million for wrongful termination.

LA County Facing Quarantine-Related FLSA Suit

Pennsylvania Families Blame Hydrant Failures For Losses of Homes to Fires

San Jose Fire’s Pink Poodle Strip Club Case Won’t Go Away Quietly

Omaha Settles Race-Gender Discrimination Suit for $275k

California Jury Awards Fired Chief $4.1 Million

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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