Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services

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Written by a lawyer who is also an experienced firefighter, this book examines the most challenging legal issues confronting firefighters and emergency service personnel today. Readers will explore such major legal concerns as fire service liability issues, the jurisdiction of OSHA over fire departments, the applicability of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, search and seizure, employment discrimination, residency requirements, sexual harassment, and more. Many of the most significant fires of the past century are also discussed, along with the cases and legal battles that ensued, so readers can make important connections between past events and the legal concepts facing emergency responders today.

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J. Curtis Varone has been in the fire service for more than 38 years, with experience as a career, volunteer, and paid on-call firefighter. He also has twenty-six years experience as a practicing attorney representing firefighters and fire departments. Curt retired from the Providence Fire Department, Providence, RI, as Deputy Assistant Chief in 2008, served as the Director of the Public Fire Protection Division at the NFPA, and now serves as the Director of the Fire Service Division of Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He is also a faculty member of Providence College's Fire Science program.

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"The book is very easy to understand and read... the author explains very well the outcomes and proceedings. I actually enjoyed reading the entire text and found very little that would be difficult to teach. " - Gail Ownby-Hughes, Assistant Professor/Fire Science Coordinator, University of Alaska, Anchorage

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