Fire Law Roundup for May 29, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 29, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a St. Louis firefighter accused of using a credit card that belongs to the victim of a vehicular accident; the former fire chief of Denton County Emergency Services District 1 has pled guilty to 13 counts of stealing while chief;  a race discrimination suit brought by a Rochester firefighter who was required to attend a racist party while on duty in 2022; a rather unconventional civil rights lawsuit filed against first responders by a South Carolina man who is facing homicide charges; an a whistleblower lawsuit filed by an assistant chief with a Minnesota fire department who was fired earlier this year.

St. Louis Firefighter Charged With Fraudulent Use of Crash Victim’s Credit Card

Texas Chief Pleads Guilty to Stealing Department Funds

Rochester NY Firefighter Sues Over Racist Party

Suit Alleges EMS Responsible for Victim’s Death, Not Homicide Suspect

Fired Minnesota Assistant Chief Alleges Whistleblower Retaliation

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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