Fire Law Roundup for March 18, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for March 18, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss charges against a Louisiana firefighter for setting a fire station on fire; a ruling by the Second Circuit upholding the city’s decision to rescind a civil service promotion against claims of disability and race discrimination; the dismissal of a suit against DeKalb County over the death of a man who medics sedated; criminal charges brought against a NY volunteer for giving himself and family members credit for responses they did not attend; and a sexual harassment suit filed against the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Louisiana Firefighter Charged With Setting Firehouse On Fire

Albany Prevails at Second Circuit in Discrimination Suit

Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Suit Against DeKalb County Fire Rescue

Volunteer Firefighter Charged With Public Records Violation

Cincinnati Fire Facing Sexual Harassment and Retaliation 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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