Fire Law Roundup for April 1, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 1,2024, despite some initial April foolery, Brad and Curt discuss a $535k settlement of a California sexual discrimination suit; a ruling in a Nashville age and gender discrimination suit; more on the impending OSHA fire service regulations that have extended the comment period to June 21, 2024; a ruling in a Georgia whistleblower suit; a wrongful termination/due process suit brought by a New York chief; and a lawsuit filed by the family of a man whose dead body was run over by a battalion chief at the scene of a shooting.

California Fire District Settles Gender Discrimination Suit With Volunteer for $535K

Nashville Suit Headed Toward Trial

OSHA Extends Deadline to Comment on New Fire Service Regulation

Georgia Federal Court Denies Request to Remand Whistleblower Case

NY Chief Challenges Removal

Family Of Man Struck By Chief’s Vehicle Sues

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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