Fire Law Roundup for August 21, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 21, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a the dismissal of an age-discrimination suit brought by a 46-year old Maryland firefighter recruit; a $20 million suit brought by a terminated fire chief in Oregon; a wrongful death suit brought against an Arizona fire department for not rescuing a victim; a suit by environmental groups in California seeking to block fuel reduction efforts in the San Bernardino National Forest; and a class action lawsuit against utility companies over the Lahaina Fire on the Island of Maui.

Older Maryland Recruit Loses Age Discrimination Suit

Oregon Fire District Faces $20 Million Suit by Fired Chief

Arizona Fire Department Sued For Wrongful Death

California Environmental Groups Sue Forest Service To Block Fuel Reduction in Big Bear

Class Action Lawsuit Blames Utilities for Deadly Maui Wildfire

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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