Fire Law Roundup for May 27, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 27, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a Massachusetts firefighter charged with federal identity theft in an effort to rejoin the fire service after  losing his job for stealing from his unions; a California suit claiming a fire department and fire marshal discriminated against the owners of a hotel forcing it to close; a ruling out of New York that taxpayers lack standing to block a fire tax increase; a verdict in favor of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue; a lawsuit in RI seeking to block the termination of a union president; and allegations against an EMS crew whose callous treatment of a patient was captured on a doorbell camera.

YCMTSU Massachusetts: Firefighter Charged With Identity Theft

Hotel Owners Sue Fire District and Fire Marshal Over Closure

Fire Law Headlines: New York and Miami-Dade Follow-Up

RI Local Again Forced to Sue Town For Relief From Anti-Union Discipline

EMS Crew in Trouble Over Callous Treatment of Patient

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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