Fire Law Roundup for January 29, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 29, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling by the US Seventh Circuit upholding the validity of the Madison Fire Department’s physical abilities test; the arrest of a Louisiana firefighter for impersonating a peace officer; a gender discrimination suit against a NY fire district; a ruling dismissing part of a disability discrimination suit involving the Chicago Fire Department; and a ruling by the US Second Circuit upholding the ruling of a trial court in favor of FDNY.

Madison’s Physical Abilities Test Upheld by Seventh Circuit

Louisiana Firefighter Charged With Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer

Former Fire Chief Sues NY Fire District for $4 Million

Split Decision for Chicago Fire in Disability Discrimination Suit

Second Circuit Upholds Verdict in Favor of FDNY in Discrimination Suit

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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