Fire Service Court: Burning Legal Issues [2015]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: C150

   David Comstock, Jr., Attorney/Fire Chief/FFII, Bonezzi Switzer Polito & Hupp Co. L.P.A.

Track: Regulatory/Legal
Secondary Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

This presenter reviews the hot legal issues affecting fire and emergency medical service organizations on a daily basis. Topics include the legal use of drones; guns and bullet proof vests in firehouses and vehicles; social media rants, raves, and retaliation; Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for volunteer fire departments; use of National Fire Protection Association standard 1583 medical examinations; and federal law restrictions on background checks.

Learning Objectives:
Describe applicable rules and regulations relating to operations for fire service and EMS personnel
Recognize how to prevent lawsuits or legal issues from negatively affecting personnel

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CLE: 1
  EMS: 1.2
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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