Fire Law Roundup for March 11, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for March 11, 2024, Curt discusses a disciplinary investigation into firefighters who booed an elected official at a promotional ceremony; the dismissal of two Michigan fire departments from a lawsuit brought by a homeowner upset because he was arrested for assaulting firefighters; a political squabble in Medford MA that resulted in the mayor appointing herself fire chief, and then quickly changing her mind; allegations of sexual harassment against a former Indiana fire chief; and a decision by the City of Los Angeles to appeal an arbitrator’s ruling about the dismissal of 300 firefighters who did not comply with the city’s vaccine mandate.

More Political Squabbles in FDNY

Two Michigan Fire Departments Dismissed From Lawsuit

Mayor Appoints Herself Fire Chief of Massachusetts City

Former Indiana Fire Chief Accused of Sexual Harassment

LA City Asks Court to Vacate Arbitrator’s Ruling on Removal of Unvaccinated Firefighters

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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