Fire Law Roundup for January 8, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 8, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss criminal charges brought against a Nashville firefighter for interfering with firefighting operations of another department while off-duty; the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a woman who was struck by a wheel chock belonging to the San Jose Fire Department; a wrongful termination suit brought by a Palm Beach County district chief; and the inauguration of the firefighter-friendly mayor in Houston that may end years of litigation between labor and management.

Nashville Firefighter Charged With Interfering With Another Department’s Operations

San Jose Fire Prevails in Wheel Chock Lawsuit

Florida District Chief’s Wrongful Termination Suit Facing Dismissal

New Houston Mayor Raises Firefighters’ Optimism

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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