Tag Archives: Miami Dade Fire Rescue

Fire Law Roundup for February 7, 2022

In this episode, Bill Maccarone and Curt discuss last week's headlines, including an FLSA lawsuit out of Tulsa, OK; the settlement of a race discrimination suit out of Everett, WA; the dismissal of the federal claims against Miami-Dade Fire Rescue over an EMS run; a Massachusetts Civil Service ruling overturning the termination of a deputy chief, but demoting him to firefighter; and the filing of a COVID-related wrongful death suit against an Oregon fire department.

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Miami-Dade Fire Prevails in FMLA Suit

A lawsuit filed by a former human resource manager at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue claiming her rights under the Family Medical Leave Act had been violated, has been decided in favor of the fire department. The rather complicated fact pattern shows how important it is that fire service leaders understand and comply with the FMLA.

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Miami-Dade Facing Suit By Family of Man Pronounced DOA

The family of a man who died in 2019 has filed suit against Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and three firefighter-paramedics accusing them of negligence and deliberate-indifference arising out of their slow response and failure to initiate medical treatment. Diana Cluff and Jacqueline Beaz filed suit accusing the medics of delaying their response, falsifying reports, and failing to attempt to resuscitate their father, Gustavo Beaz.

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Miami-Dade Firefighter Files Discrimination Suit

A Miami-Dade firefighter has filed suit contending he has been subjected to discriminatory treatment on account of his Cuban ancestry and his skin color. Tony Ibanez filed suit against the Miami-Dade Fire Department alleging “relentless race discrimination and national origin discrimination” in violation of both federal and state law.

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Another First Amendment Issue

I wanted to follow up on Dave Statter’s post about the Miami Dade helicopter video and the possible violation of the photographer’s First Amendment Rights. From a legal perspective – everyone – all of us – have a Constitutional Right ...

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Decision in Miami-Dade Facebook Case

Statter911 just broke the story about Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann’s demotion to firefighter, and the requirement that he undergo a psychological examination and take diversity training. Captain Beckmann created a furor after he posted comments on his personal Facebook ...

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