Fire Law Roundup for June 12, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 12, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of two lawsuits filed by a firefighter who was severely burned while trying to effect a rescue;  ruling in favor of the Milwaukee Fire Department in a suit brought by a terminated firefighter; an appellate ruling in Georgia that held an EMS unit was justified in relying on a cancellation by the police without the need for them to conduct an independent search for the victim; two West Virginia firefighters pleading nolo to theft-related charges; and a Third Circuit ruling that held a municipality did not violate the substantive de process rights of a volunteer fire company by eliminating it.

After 13 Years of Litigation, Settlement Reached with Injured Missouri Firefighter

Milwaukee Fire Prevails in Suit Brought by Terminated Firefighter

Georgia Appeals Court Holds EMS Can Rely on Cancellation by Police

West Virginia Firefighters Plead Nolo to Financial Charges

Third Circuit Refuses to Block Township’s Decision to Eliminate PA Fire Department

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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