Fire Law Roundup for September 11, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 11, 2023, attorney Bill Podszus and Curt discuss a discrimination suit against the Buffalo Fire Department; the ruling upholding the termination of a Bridgeport firefighter for “bizarre behavior”; a wrongful death suit against a California fire department for an employee who committed suicide; the filing and settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Baltimore County Fire Department; and the filing of two cost-recovery lawsuits by fire departments seeking over $120 in damages for their response to wildland fires in California.

Buffalo Fire Facing Discrimination Suit Over Fire Academy

Termination of Connecticut Firefighter for Bizarre Behavior Upheld

Family Claims Fire District Failed To Stop Harassment Resulting in Suicide

Baltimore County Fire Accused of Failing to Promptly Investigate Harassment Allegations

Fire Agencies Seek Over $120 Million in Damages for Two California Wildland Fires

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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