Fire Law Roundup for July 17, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 17, 2023, Curt discusses a lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts firefighter who was terminated for what he claims was refusing to sign a false document; a ruling in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a Cincinnati fire captain; new allegations in a contentious FDNY lawsuit brought by several chief officers against the commissioner; a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a gay Texas firefighter; and a lawsuit arising out of a fatal boat accident that killed a Belgian firefighter visiting FDNY.

Massachusetts Firefighter Claims He was Wrongfully Terminated for Whistleblowing

Suit by Cincinnati Captain To Proceed Despite Dismissal of Four of Seven Counts

New Court Documents Claim FDNY Commissioner Delayed Action on Li-Ion Battery Fire Problem

Texas Firefighter Claims He was Forced To Resign Due to Sexual Orientation

Belgian Firefighter’s Widow Sues FDNY Over Rescue Boat Crash

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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