Fire Law Roundup for January 22, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 22, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a wrongful death sue brought against two firefighters and a city over the death of a homeless man who overdosed; the settlement of a wrongful death suit against the Chicago Fire Department for a missed DOA; a ruling by the NY Supreme Court Appellate Division that a volunteer firefighter participating in a drill competition cannot sue his department or colleagues for his injuries; a decision that a Washington state fire department cannot recoup the costs of paramedic training from a firefighter who took a position with a new fire department beyond withholding his final paycheck; and a lawsuit filed against a California Fire Department for wrongful death arising out of a vehicle accident.

Ohio Fire Department and Medics Sued for Wrongful Death

Chicago Contemplates $5 Million Settlement in Mistaken DOA Suit

NY Firefighter Injured In Drill Competition Entitled to Comp and No More

Firefighter Prevails in FD Suit to Recoup Cost of Medic Training

California Fire Department Sued Over Vehicle Accident

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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