ISBN: 9781418041137

An all-inclusive legal reference with discussions, cases, and examples that will speak to fire chiefs, officers, municipal officials, emergency managers, and attorneys. Includes explanations of laws as they relate to firefighting, and covers a broad range of topics including negligence, due process and discipline, internet privacy, civil liability, employee issues (such as drug testing, privacy, workers comp), rescue doctrine, fireground search and seizure, and more. Detailed case summaries and examples from significant incides help lend a real-life aspect to the legal topics. CD-ROM bound into the back cover includes over 5,000 laws from 50 US states that apply to the fire service, covering topics such as line-of-duty deaths, residency requirements, and liability among other topics. In addition, every current arson law in the USA is listed on the searchable CD.

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