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Curt Varone's Discussions

Black Sunday Verdict Reversed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Curt Varone Feb 25, 2010. 3 Replies

Firefighters Accused of Manslaughter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Engineco913 Feb 10, 2008. 1 Reply

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NJ Court Orders Firefighter Reinstated

A New Jersey firefighter who was terminated in 2017 over an issue with residency documentation submitted with his application, has been ordered reinstated with backpay by the Appellate Division of the NJ Superior Court. Christopher D'Amico was fired by the City of Plainfield because he altered an insurance card by accurately adding his address.

Houston Settles Sexual Harassment Suit for $275k

The City of Houston has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice on behalf of a female firefighter alleging sexual harassment and retaliation. The settlement puts to rest a contentious case that originally involved two female firefighters that dates back to 2009.

RI Fire District Sued For Overtime Violations

A Rhode Island firefighter has filed a class action lawsuit alleging that a local fire district violated the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and after being found to be in violation by the US Department of Labor, persisted in refusing to pay back wages owed. James Almagno filed suit today in US District Court naming the Central Coventry Fire District.

Texas Firefighter Recruit Loses Retaliation Suit

A Texas firefighter recruit who was injured and resigned from the fire academy, has lost a civil rights lawsuit contending he was forced to resign in retaliation for his exercise of his First Amendment rights. Bryce Baker filed suit earlier this year against the City of Arlington alleging he was harassed and badgered into resigning.

Deaf Firefighter Claims Maryland County Violated Disability Discrimination Laws

An applicant to a volunteer fire department in Prince George’s County who was rejected because he is deaf, has filed suit claiming disability discrimination. Charles Hine filed suit last week in US District Court for the District of Maryland naming Prince George’s County and Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.
 

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Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
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Battalion Chief / Division Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
39
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Providence, RI
Years With Department/Agency
29
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Married
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Curt Varone's Blog

2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week

Posted on June 23, 2008 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

The week of June 22-28 is Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week. The following topics have been identified for special consideration:



1. Fully implement NFPA 1500 , especially sections addressing PPE:

- Provide compliant PPE.

- Train and enforce use of PPE, including respiratory protection.

2. Fully implement the Wellness-Fitness Initiative:

- Provide annual medical and physical evaluations.

- Provide equipment and time for exercise.

- Provide… Continue

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At 9:27pm on October 4, 2011, Chief Dino said…

Chief,

I just finished Legal Considerations. . .  Thanks for making a daunting topic easy for us knuckle draggers.

Shawn

At 11:49am on January 3, 2011, Tim McConnell said…
Chief,
I am glad to see this blog for Legal Issues on the Firefighter Nation site. We as firefighters, parents, employees, and every area of our lives are affected by the law of the land. Having access to accurate advice based in the laws of the state we live in can help prevent and solve problems.
I look forward to speaking with you.
Tim McConnell FFD
At 1:26pm on August 22, 2010, Jason Hoevelmann said…
Curt, thanks for the invite and add. By the way, I used your book for a college class I took a couple of years ago and I think you actually autographed it too. Stay safe and thanks. Oh, I saved the book, there is great information in there.
Jason
At 11:38am on August 15, 2010, Peter F. Henrikson said…
Chief- I plan on seeing you in South Windsor Ct. at the end of September, although Vegas does have a few more things to see.

PFH
At 1:16am on April 7, 2010, Berni said…
Thank you for signing up to my friendslist and congratulation to your firelawblog-site. It's very interesting to read about such problems. Stay safe and best regards, Bernd
At 6:59am on April 4, 2010, Leo Cartwright said…
Hi there; I’m Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy this site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends. If I have not added you as a friend, it’s because I have reached my Max and I am waiting for members to reply to me.
I also collect Patches and badges and would love to show one of yours in my collection. I am looking for Police, Medical, Ambulance, S&R; Dispatcher & Fire Service patches. If U are interested, or U know someone in these groups please contact me. My Email is lecar1@bigpond.net.au
If you fell like sending me one of your Service patch … don’t be shy….
My address is:-
Leo J. Cartwright
246 Kay Street
TRARALGON
VICTORIA 3844
AUSTRALIA

Cheers Leo
At 2:36am on March 3, 2010, Don Horn said…
Curt thanks for the invite and I thought I knew the name than I saw a copy of your book here on the blog I have been busy reading it and trying to understand it all thanks for the great work
Don Horn
At 10:34pm on December 10, 2008, Mick Mayers said…
Unfortunately, when I got my new appointment as Chair, I had already made commitments this week. As it is, I wouldn't have been able to be there anyway- as of today, my youngest daughter has got pneumonia (so much for commitments) so I would have had to cancel anyway. It's funny how things work out that way sometimes.
At 9:52pm on December 7, 2008, Mick Mayers said…
Just scanning my "friends" list and noticed you were on it (I guess I need to look at that stuff from time to time). I'm the new Chair of 1006 and (as a result) on the Pro Quals TCC. I'll have take advantage of this network to bounce some stuff off you at some point, which is the whole reason I got on FFN to begin with. Anyway, hope all is well- stay safe.
At 6:36am on September 24, 2008, FireCat said…
 
 
 

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