Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss an FLSA Overtime and retaliation suit out of Phoenix; an appellate ruling on the appropriate calculation of the death benefit of Missouri volunteer firefighters; an appellate decision upholding the termination of a West Virginia firefighter; A Nevada firefighter charged with possession child porn in the firehouse; and a lawsuit filed by the widow of an LA County firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Phoenix Captain Claims FLSA Overtime Violation and Retaliation

Missouri Court Rules Death Benefit for Volunteer FFs To Be Based on Career Wages

Appeals Court Upholds Termination of WV Fire Lieutenant

Nevada Firefighter Charged with Possessing Child Porn in Firehouse

Widow of LA County Firefighter Sues Homeowner for Wrongful Death

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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