Preface. Introduction. Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE). Firefighter Safety Section. 1. Types and Sources of Laws. 2. Courts and Court Systems. 3. Types of Fire Departments. 4. Administrative Agencies. 5. Criminal Law. 6. Criminal Procedure. 7. Civil Liability Issues. 8. Negligence. 9. Immunity From Liability. 10. Contract Law and Employment Issues. 11. Labor Law and Collective Bargaining. 12. Employee Rights and Discrimination. 13. Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Employment Discrimination. 14. Fair Labor, Family Medical Leave, Residency, and Drug Testing. 15. Public Accountability Laws. 16. Emergency Medical Services Law. Appendix A: Constitution of the United States of America.
About the Author
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.