Fire Law Roundup for May 22, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 22, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by a New York volunteer fire company against contractors over toxic fill used in the construction of a new firehouse; the filing of a lawsuit by the family of a man killed in a fire at a homeless encampment; the filing of two YCMTSU lawsuits against a small Oregon fire department; a lawsuit against the Santa Monica Fire Department alleging negligence in the treatment given to a fall victim that left him a quadriplegic; and a lawsuit filed by a female firefighter who claims she was dismissed from two fire departments after she complained about being harassed in one of them.

Fire Department Sues Contractor Over Use of Toxic Fill at Firehouse

Family Sues Over Fire Death in Homeless Encampment

YCMTSU Oregon Prompts Two Federal Lawsuits

Suit Claims Failure to Take Spinal Precautions Resulted in Quadriplegia

Firefighter Claims Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Cost Her Two Jobs

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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