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Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services, Paperback, 3 Edition by Varone, J. Curtis


Paperback: 3 Edition

Publication Date: 2014-09-05
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Paperback : 706 pages
Edition: 3 Edition
Author: Varone, J. Curtis
ISBN-10: 1593703473
ISBN-13: 9781593703479

Product Description 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. Review "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 About the Author J. Curtis Varone has been in the fire service for more than 40 years, with experience in career, combination, and volunteer fire departments. He also has more than 29 years of experience as a practicing attorney representing firefighters and fire departments. Curt retired from the Providence Fire Department in 2008 as a deputy assistant chief and now serves as a deputy chief in his hometown of Exeter, Rhode Island. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer Program, and of Providence College's Fire Science program.

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