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Fire Service Court: Burning Legal Issues

Thursday, April 27
This class will review hot legal issues affecting fire and EMS organizations on a daily basis. Topics will include employee use of legalized marijuana, transgender issues in the station, federal law restrictions on background checks, social media rants and restrictions, cell phone and computer searches, guns in stations and vehicles, FLSA requirements for volunteers, First Amendment audits by members of the public, NFPA 1583 medial examinations, digital imagery and public records policies, the right to inspect commercial buildings, hate speech laws impact on fire departments, training and operational liabilities, discrimination claims and supervisor liability, and whatever else is on the minds of attendees.
David Comstock Jr., Chief - Western Reserve (OH) Joint Fire District