Fire Law Roundup for July 31, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 31, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a case involving the theft of $850k from a volunteer fire company in NY; a lawsuit filed by a firefighter against a captain, a firefighter and a California fire department alleging assault and battery; the dismissal of a Kentucky Fire Department and two chief officers from a suit brought by a woman who claims a firefighter sexual assaulted her; a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the termination of a Hunstville, Texas firefighter; and a civil suit filed against the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department, the fire chief, the fire company president, and a county police detective claiming they conspired to purse criminal changes against a firefighter in 2021 without probable cause and in retaliation for his exercise of his free speech rights.

Treasurer Stole At Least $850k from NY Volunteer Fire Company

California Firefighter Sues Captain and Firefighter Over Assault

Sexual Assault Case Against Kentucky Fire Department Dismissed

Fifth Circuit Upholds Termination of Texas Firefighter

More Firefighter on Firefighter Litigation in Latrobe, PA

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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