Fire Law Roundup for July 1, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 1, 2024, Curt and attorney Bill Podszus discuss a lawsuit filed by seven LA City firefighters injured in the explosion of a CNG powered semi-truck; a litigation mess in Clarksburg, West Virginia involving FLSA overtime claims and the termination of the fire chief; a ruling in favor of the Baltimore Fire Department in a disability discrimination suit; and a disability discrimination suit filed by an Atlanta Fire Department battalion chief.

LA Firefighters Injured in Truck Explosion File Suit

Entire West Virginia Fire Department Sues City For FLSA Violations

Clarksburg Overtime Case Raises Questions About Retaliation

Baltimore Prevails in Disability Discrimination Suit

Suit Claims Atlanta Fire Failed To Accommodate BC With Long-COVID

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.

Check Also

More FLSA Overtime Suits Out of West Virginia

Fifty-six firefighters with the Morgantown Fire Department have filed two suits claiming the city has not been paying them properly for overtime. One suit was filed in US District Court for the District of West Virginia and the other in Monongalia Circuit Court.

Virginia EMTs Claim County Paid Them Like 7k Firefighters

Twelve current and former members of the Page County Fire & EMS have filed a class action lawsuit claiming they were not compensated for all of the hours they worked, and not paid overtime as required by the FLSA. The suit alleges the plaintiffs are non-fire EMS personnel who the county treated as §207k qualifying firefighters.