Fire Law Roundup for May 6, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 6, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a suit filed by the families of three Baltimore firefighters killed in a building fire; a pink collar theft case in Pennsylvania; a civil action filed against a volunteer fire department and several firefighters alleging they conspired with police to have a man arrested; a decision refusing to dismiss a First Amendment suit brought by an IAFF union president who was terminated; and a burning question of whether complainants can serve as investigators.

LODD Families Sue Baltimore

Pink Collar Theft in Pennsylvania VFD

Suit Against FD Alleges False Arrest and Conspiracy

Magistrate Refuses to Dismiss Wrongful Termination Suit by Texas Union President

Burning Question: Can a Complainant Investigate a Disciplinary Infraction?

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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