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Fire Law Roundup for October 31, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 31, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling that dismissed claims against four Oklahoma City firefighters who were accused of violating a patient’s civil rights by restraining him; a decision by ...

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Court Refuses to Dismiss Deaf Applicant’s Discrimination Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a deaf applicant will be moving forward, despite a motion to dismiss by the defendant-fire department. Charles Hine sought to serve as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department, part of the Prince George’s County Fire Department. He previously served as a volunteer in Pennsylvania, despite his hearing impairment.

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Deaf Idaho Firefighter Claims Termination Was Discrimination

A deaf Idaho volunteer firefighter who was terminated for insubordination in 2019 has filed suit claiming disability discrimination under state and federal law. Matthew Burgoyne filed suit today against the Rock Creek Firefighters Association, Inc. and the Rock Creek Rural Fire Protection District accusing both entities of discrimination.

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