Fire Law Roundup for July 24, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 24, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by a deaf North Carolina firefighter who sought an accommodation for an EMT exam; a rather unusual suit against the San Diego Fire Department because a chaplin failed to report child abuse; a suit against FDNY alleging an unnecessary delay in medics accessing a shooting victim; the settlement of an FLSA overtime suit that cost taxpayers in Tulsa over $1 million; and a suit by two Mobile captains who claim they were disciplined in retaliation for standing up for a female firefighter.

North Carolina Firefighter Granted Accommodation on EMT Exam

San Diego Fire Dragged Into Child Neglect Suit

FDNY and NYPD Sued for $7 Million Over Shooting Death

Tulsa Reaches $1 Million Settlement with Firefighters in FLSA Overtime Suit

Two Mobile Captains File Suit Claiming Race Discrimination

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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