Fire Law Roundup for November 20, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for November 20, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss charges brought against an Indiana firefighter accused with impersonating a police officer; an Alabama firefighter who pled guilty to charges of stealing fentanyl from the fire department’s inventory;  a ruling in a complex wrongful death suit that questions whether a West Virginia fire department is eligible for immunity protection for negligently backing over two civilians while operating at a mutual aid fire in Ohio; a ruling by the Tenth Circuit upholding the dismissal of a disability discrimination case against the Denver Fire Department; and the filing of an FLSA suit against the city of Lancaster, PA for failing to include longevity pay when calculating overtime.

Indiana Firefighter Charged With Impersonating A Police Officer

Alabama Firefighter Sentenced to Eight Years On Drug And Computer Charges

Wrongful Death Suit Against WV Fire Company For Fatal Accident in Ohio to Proceed

Denver Fire Prevails at Tenth Circuit on Discrimination Suit

Pennsylvania Firefighter Alleges FLSA Overtime Violation

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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