Tag Archives: fire law

Fire Law Roundup for September 12, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 12, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a firefighter who died trying to rescue trapped occupants at a fire in a NY assisted ...

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Fire Law Roundup: January 17, 2022

In this edition of Fire Law VLOG, Brad and Curt discuss last week's headlines, including the LA County warehouse fire hazmat cleanup suit, a staffing decision out of New York state, an Oregon suit over a sexual assault, a wrongful termination suit out of Ohio, and a health care benefit case involving a disabled Florida firefighter.

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Fire Law Survey Results

Thank you to all who took the time to respond to our initial Fire Law Survey. The following results are preliminary, based on just over 400 responses. I will leave the survey open for another few days, and update the results.

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What is Our Biggest Liability?

What is the biggest liability facing the fire service? Yesterday’s post was about a subrogation lawsuit filed by an insurance carrier against a fire department over a rekindle that destroyed a home. The insurer is seeking $640,000 in damages. Are cases like this our biggest liability?

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Fire Chief Accused of Sexual Assault at City Hall

The Fire Chief of the Jeannette Fire Department in western Pennsylvania has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a women who had come to apply for a job with the department. Fire Chief ...

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Another Fire Department Facing OSHA Citations

The North Charleston, South Carolina, Fire Department was cited by state OSHA over injuries to three firefighters at a house fire on July 5, 2010. The department was cited for two serious violations, with fines totaled $2,000. One citation concerned accountability, ...

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