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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fire Law with Curt Varone


Fired Texas Cadets Seek Reinstatement

In August, the San Antonio Fire Department took disciplinary action against six cadets for allegedly drinking during a lunch break. Four of the cadets resigned and two were fired.
Two of the six cadets are now talking about what happened, and have indicated they are asking for their jobs back.

ABOUT CURT VARONE 

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 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) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
 
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CHECK ALSO

Providence Fire Faces Another Sexual Harassment Suit

The Providence Fire Department is facing another federal court lawsuit by a female officer alleging sexual harassment and discrimination. Rescue Captain Danielle Masse claims she was harassed by coworkers and ultimately disciplined by the department on account of her gender, her sexual orientation, and in retaliation for testifying for another female officer.

Judge Rules Immunity Protects Maine Department From Liability

A Maine judge has granted summary judgment to a local fire department in a suit brought by a building owner who claimed the fire chief allowed his building to burn because of a decades old grudge.
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