Fire Law Roundup for February 5, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for February 5, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of two gender discrimination lawsuit by the Lincoln Fire Department in Nebraska; an appellate decision dismissing the claims of a kayaker injured during a rescue effort by an FDNY marine unit; the dismissal of a suit against FDNY while it was pe3nding before a jury; a disability discrimination suit brought by a fired Colorado fire lieutenant; and a lawsuit filed by a Portland, Oregon firefighter alleging race discrimination.

Nebraska Fire Department Settles Two Gender Discrimination Suits for $900k

FDNY Prevails in Suit Brought by Injured Kayaker

Judge Abruptly Dismisses Suit Against FDNY

Fired Colorado Fire Officer Claims Disability Discrimination

Oregon Firefighter Alleges Race Discrimination and Retaliation

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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