Fire Law Roundup for February 19, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for February 19, 2024, Curt discusses a lawsuit brought by the estate of a man who died after being tackled and restrained by a Colorado medic; proposed changes to OSHA’s Fire Brigade Standard; a wrongful arrest and prosecution suit brought by a Connecticut firefighter who faced digital imager and social media related charges; a lawsuit by a Philadelphia battalion chief over the denial of coverage for gender affirming treatment; and the denial of a non-duty disability pension to an Illinois firefighter who recently changed jobs.

Illinois Firefighter Ineligible For Non-Duty Disability Pension

Philly BC Alleges Discrimination Over Denial of Gender Affirming Coverage

Connecticut PIO Sues Police for False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution

OSHA Proposes Major Changes to Regulations for the Fire Service

Colorado Medic and Police Officer Sued Over Death of Suicidal Man

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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