Fire Law Roundup for February 12, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for February 12, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit brought by the mother of a Maui firefighter who died after being caught in a storm drain last year; a trial court decision refusing to dismiss a wrongful termination suit brought by the former fire chief in Cincinnati; a gender discrimination suit brought by a Florida fire marshal; a discrimination suit claiming an employee of the Phoenix Fire Department was misclassified and not properly compensated for their job duties; a ruling by the Second Circuit in an FDNY case that cannot be discussed on YouTube; and a lawsuit brought against a Vermont fire department over the use of ketamine to sedate an agitated youth.

Maui Firefighter’s Mother Sues Captain Over LODD

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Claims of Former Cincinnati Chief

Florida Fire Marshal Alleges Gender Discrimination

Suit Alleges Discrimination Based on Position Designation

Second Circuit Upholds FDNY Vaccine Mandate From Due Process Claims

Vermont Fire Department Sued Over Ketamine Injection

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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