9781111308803

Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services

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  • ISBN13:

    9781111308803

  • ISBN10:

    1111308802

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2011
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Written by a lawyer who is also an experienced firefighter, LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2E examines the most challenging legal issues confronting firefighters and emergency service personnel today. Readers will explore the latest information on liability issues, search and seizure, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and more. In addition, LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2E also covers EMS law addressing consent, capacity, standard of care, medical confidentiality, and HIPAA. The book also discusses many of the most significant fires of the past century, along with the cases and legal battles that ensued, illuminating the connections between past events and the legal concepts facing emergency responders today.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)
Firefighter Safety Section
Types and Sources of Laws
Courts and Court Systems
Types of Fire Departments
Administrative Agencies
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Civil Liability Issues
Negligence
Immunity From Liability
Contract Law and Employment Issues
Labor Law and Collective Bargaining
Employee Rights and Discrimination
Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Employment Discrimination
Fair Labor, Family Medical Leave, Residency, and Drug Testing
Public Accountability Laws
Emergency Medical Services Law
Constitution of the United States of America
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