Fire Law Roundup for November 6, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for November 6, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss an investigation into a South Carolina fire chief who put in for $42,000 worth of overtime; a petition for an evidence-related protective order following a gas explosion in Monticello, New York; a lawsuit against a New Jersey fire department after a driverless engine drove into a building across the street from a firehouse; a lawsuit brought by a Charleston, South Carolina firefighter who claims a fireworks prank ended his career; and a lawsuit brought by two Philadelphia firefighters against their union for a breach of the duty of fair representation.

South Carolina Fire Chief’s Overtime Prompts State Police Investigation

Protective Order Sought After New York Gas Explosion

NJ Driverless Fire Truck Crash Suit Reinstated

Charleston Firefighter Claims Hazing Prank Cost Him His Hearing

Two Philly Firefighters Sue Local For Breach of Duty of Fair Representation

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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