Fire Law Roundup for June 17, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 17, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss the case of a San Francisco firefighter who was viciously assaulted by a colleague prompting criminal charges, discipline and a civil suit; a lawsuit filed by an Oregon lieutenant who claims he was forced to resign in retaliation for reporting inaccuracies in information related to the SAFER grant program; the upholding of the conviction of a former Delaware deputy chief on charges that he engaged in sexual activities with an under-age junior firefighter; a civil service commission decision upholding the discipline of a Springfield, Massachusetts for lieutenant for targeting and harassing another officer; and the dismissal of an quarantine-related FLSA overtime suit.

San Francisco Assault Case Back in the News

Oregon Lieutenant Claims Whistleblower Retaliation

Conviction of Delaware Deputy Chief Upheld

Mass Civil Service Upholds Discipline of Springfield Lieutenant

LA County Prevails in Quarantine-Related Overtime Claim

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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