Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services / Edition 2

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Overview

Written by a lawyer who is also an experienced firefighter, LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2E examines the most challenging legal issues confronting firefighters and emergency service personnel today. Readers will explore the latest information on liability issues, search and seizure, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and more. In addition, LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2E also covers EMS law addressing consent, capacity, standard of care, medical confidentiality, and HIPAA. The book also discusses many of the most significant fires of the past century, along with the cases and legal battles that ensued, illuminating the connections between past events and the legal concepts facing emergency responders today.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111308803
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/12/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 269,500
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

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.

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