Fire Law Roundup for September 4, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 4, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by a volunteer firefighter with the Hawaii County Fire Department who was burned at a wildland fire in 2021; a suit filed by a captain with a California fire department claiming disability discrimination after he was not allowed to return to full-duty following a non-work-related injury;  a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court about when a vacancy occurs for civil service promotional list purposes; the termination of a firefighter who has a sexual harassment suit pending in Washington state; and the dismissal of a suit brought by a probational Denver recruit who was unable to complete her probationary requirements due to an injury.

Hawaii Firefighter Sues Over 2021 Burn Injuries

California Captain Files Disability Discrimination Suit

Ohio Supreme Court Defines Vacancy for Fire Service Promotional Purposes

Fire District Schedules Disciplinary Hearing For Firefighter Claiming Sexual Harassment

Denver Prevails Again on Discrimination Claim

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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