34 episodes

Welcome to Fire Law – where we discuss the most important legal issues facing the American fire service!!! Join your host, Curt Varone, as we consider the often bizarre, at times humorous, but always challenging issues!

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Welcome to Fire Law – where we discuss the most important legal issues facing the American fire service!!! Join your host, Curt Varone, as we consider the often bizarre, at times humorous, but always challenging issues!

    Fire Law Podcast #34 Disciplinary Challenges with Nicol Juratovac

    Fire Law Podcast #34 Disciplinary Challenges with Nicol Juratovac

    In this episode, Curt discusses fire service disciplinary challenges with Assist Chief Nicol Juratovac. Nicol, an EFO grad with a law degree, is a 23-year veteran of the San Francisco Fire Department. Listen as they discuss fire departments who weaponize their disciplinary process, and well as the issue of double jeopardy for disciplinary matters.

    • 49 min
    Fire Law Podcast #33 - CARES Act Stimulus and EMS Billing

    Fire Law Podcast #33 - CARES Act Stimulus and EMS Billing

    In this episode of Fire Law VLOG and Fire Law Podcast, Curt and attorney Kevin Fairlie discuss the recent action by the federal government to deposit funds in the bank accounts of fire departments that bill for EMS. The deposit has certain strings attached, which fire chiefs need to understand.

    • 23 min
    Fire Law Podcast 32: Legal Implications of Corona Virus COVID-19 and Quarantine

    Fire Law Podcast 32: Legal Implications of Corona Virus COVID-19 and Quarantine

    In this episode, Curt and Bill Maccarone discuss the legal implication of the Corona Virus COVID-19 quarantine on fire departments and firefighters. Quarantine raises questions associated with sick leave, work-time, overtime, and workers compensation and all are discussed in the podcast.

    • 31 min
    Podcast 31: Q & A on EMS Billing and Medicare Medicaid Fraud

    Podcast 31: Q & A on EMS Billing and Medicare Medicaid Fraud

    In this episode, Curt follows up a podcast from last month with attorney Kevin Fairlie to address some questions that listeners submitted about the challenges associated with fire departments who bill Medicare and Medicaid for EMS transports. Kevin’s law practice concentrates on health care related topics, but a recent spate of federal investigations across the country into fire department EMS billing practices has led to a shift toward representing fire departments.

    • 37 min
    Podcast 30: EMS Billing and Medicare Medicaid Fraud

    Podcast 30: EMS Billing and Medicare Medicaid Fraud

    In today’s episode, Curt talks with attorney Kevin Fairlie about the challenges facing fire departments who bill for EMS transports. Kevin’s law practice concentrates on health care related topics, but a recent spate of federal investigations across the country into fire department EMS billing practices has led him to represent numerous fire departments. If your fire department bills for EMS, you need to listen to this podcast.

    • 30 min
    Podcast 29 Firefighter Overtime

    Podcast 29 Firefighter Overtime

    In this episode, Curt and Bill Maccarone expound on Curt’s January, 2020 article in Firehouse Magazine addressing the most common ways that fire departments are being sued for overtime violations.

    • 30 min

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