Fire Law Roundup for May 20, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 20, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a suit filed by 4 FDNY firefighters who claim that a policy of placing units out of service for their annual medical exams led to a delay in attacking the fire that resulted in their serious injuries; hostile work environment claims by two former North Carolina firefighters;  suit brought by an environmental contractor over the presence of PCBs in the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s waste oil; a public statement by a former Georgia fire chief about his termination; and a jury verdict in favor of a female deputy fire marshal who claims she was wrongfully passed over for promotion to fire marshal.

Injured FDNY Firefighters Sue City for $80 Million

NC Firefighters Allege Hostile Work Environment and Retaliation

California Fire Department Sued Over PCBs in Waste Oil

Georgia Chief Speaks Publicly About his Wrongful Termination

Jury Awards $250k to Nashville Deputy Fire Marshal

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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