Chip Comstock, John K. Murphy, Brad Pinsky, and Curt Varone discuss legal cases impacting the fire service. In part one of this series, the panel will take on issues related to fire department response to the coronavirus pandemic, such as refusal to transport; personnel issues, including health insurance, workers comp, and FLMA; government functions during such crises; the open meetings act; fit testing, annual physical exams, and the like; the Ryan White Act; HIPAA; and related issues. Part 1, above, focuses on labor issues, while part 2, below, deals with administrative and governmental operations during the pandemic.
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