Curt Varone has over 40 years of experience in the fire service, retiring in 2008 as a Deputy Assistant Chief with the Providence, RI, Fire Department. He is a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine, and served as the Director of the Public Fire Protection Division at the NFPA. Curt has written two books, Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook. He is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine and remains active as a deputy chief with the Exeter (RI) Fire Department.
Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services
The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter.
Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration.
Features of the new 3rd Edition:
Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more
Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance
Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum
Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service
Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability