Fire Law Roundup for June 5, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 6, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit filed by DC firefighter-EMTs alleging the city reneged on pension-related promises; a lawsuit against Houston firefighters over their role in the death of a prisoner during his apprehension by police; an FLSA overtime suit brought by a former fire chief who claims he was misclassified as an exempt executive; a retaliation lawsuit brought by a Texas firefighter who claims his cooperation with a sexual harassment investigation cost him his job; and criminal charges brought against a Pennsylvania fire chief for failing to report sexual abuse allegations involving a deputy chief.

DC Firefighter-EMTs File Class Action Suit Over Pension

Mother Sues Houston Police and Firefighters Over Son’s Death

Florida Chief Claims He’s Entitled to Overtime Pay

Texas Firefighter Claims Retaliation for Cooperating With Investigation

PA Chief Charged with Failing to Report Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Deputy Chief

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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