Fire Law Roundup for October 9, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 9, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss criminal charges against volunteer firefighters in two states for setting multiple fires; a court ruling dismissing FDNY from an EMS-related suit for wrongful death; the settlement of a suit against Sacramento for a dropped patient; the settlement of a wrongful death suit against Seattle for firefighters staging until police secured a scene; and a lawsuit accusing an Ohio fire chief of sexual harassment and assault.

Volunteer Firefighters in Two States Facing Multiple Arson Charges

Court Upholds Ruling that FDNY Not Liable for Patient’s Death

Sacramento Settles Dropped Patient Suit for $495k

Seattle Settles Wrongful Death Suit for $1.8 Million

Firefighter Accuses Fire Chief of Sexual Assault and Harassment

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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