View On Demand (55 minutes; Recorded March 26, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for fire and EMS agencies, from PPE shortages to questions of firefighter quarantine. In this recording, fire service legal expert and Deputy Chief Curt Varone talks with Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder about some of the most common legal issues arising out of the COVID-19 crisis. 

You’ll learn:

  • How quarantine affects firefighter compensation and worker’s compensation
  • The importance of documenting exposures
  • Legal issues unique to volunteer firefighters
  • How leaders can resolve conflicting information and make decisions about operational changes, such as shift scheduling

Presented by:

Curt Varone, JD, EFO
Deputy Chief
Exeter (R.I.) Fire Department
Deputy Asst. Chief (Ret.), Providence (R.I.) Fire Department
Attorney and Author, 
Fire Law Blog

Billy Goldfeder, EFO
Deputy Chief
Loveland-Symmes (OH) Fire Department
Board Member, Safety, Health & Survival Section, International Association of Fire Chiefs

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