Missouri Firefighter Charged With Arson

A Missouri volunteer firefighter is facing three arson-related felonies for a series of fires dating back to last year. Joshua A. Gerstner, 19, was charged today with three counts of “knowingly burning or exploding.”

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Fire Law Roundup – March 7, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Dallas Fire Department over an alleged assault of a homeless, mentally disable man; the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit resulting in a former fire chief receiving $400k... and more

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New Mexico Firefighter Files Sexual Harassment Suit

A New Mexico firefighter who claims she was forced to resign due to a sexually hostile work environment has filed suit against the city, the mayor, the city manager, the fire chief, a battalion chief and a captain. Former Hobbs firefighter Caitlin Schultze filed suit in US District Court for the District of New Mexico.

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Fire Law Roundup – February 28, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss a sexual harassment lawsuit out of Hartford, Connecticut; a $100 million lawsuit filed by three Dallas firefighters injured in an explosion; a lawsuit against Sacramento Metro fire over a boating accident; a lawsuit against Honolulu fire over a dropped patient; and a wrongful death lawsuit against an SCBA manufacturer and those who maintained them.

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Two Fire Officers Sue Hartford Alleging Sexual Harassment

Two fire officers with the Hartford Fire Department have filed suit claiming they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliation. Captain Shelly Carter and Lieutenant Rosemarie Cataldo filed suit in US District Court for the District of Connecticut.

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Injured Dallas Firefighters File $100 Million Suit

Three Dallas firefighters who were severely injured in a natural gas explosion last September, have filed suit seeking $100 million in damages against four parties. Captain Christopher Gadomski, Engineer Ronald Hall, and Officer Pauline Perez suffered second and third degree burns as well as traumatic blast injuries on September 29, 2021.

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