Fire Officer's Legal Handbook / Edition 1

Fire Officer's Legal Handbook / Edition 1

by J. Curtis Varone
     
 

ISBN-10: 1418041130

ISBN-13: 9781418041137

Pub. Date: 11/12/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The legal guidance that fire service leaders have been seeking can finally be found in one book! This all-inclusive legal reference includes discussions, cases and examples that will truly speak to a variety of fire chiefs and officers, municipal officials, emergency managers, and attorneys. The book includes explanations of laws as they relate to firefighting, and

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The legal guidance that fire service leaders have been seeking can finally be found in one book! This all-inclusive legal reference includes discussions, cases and examples that will truly speak to a variety of fire chiefs and officers, municipal officials, emergency managers, and attorneys. The book includes explanations of laws as they relate to firefighting, and covers a broad range of topics including negligence, due process and discipline, Internet privacy, civil liability, employee issues such as drug testing, rescue doctrine, fireground search and seizure, and much more. Detailed case summaries and examples from the most significant disasters in fire service history help lend a real-life aspect to the legal topics at hand. An accompanying back-of-book CD-ROM includes over 5,000 laws from all 50 states that apply to the fire service, covering topics such as line of duty injuries, residency requirements, and liability. In addition, every arson law in the United States is listed on this valuable CD, which is easily searchable and navigated.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418041137
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/12/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Types and Sources of Laws. Courts and Court Systems. Types of Fire Departments. Administrative Agencies. Criminal Law. Criminal Procedure. Civil Liability Issues. Negligence. Immunity from Liability. Contract Law and Employment Issues. Labor Law and Collective Bargaining. Employee Rights and Discrimination. Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Employment Discrimination. Fair Labor, Family Medical Leave, Residency and Drug Testing. Public Accountability Laws.

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