TITLE

Liability Suits Examine Department Practices

AUTHOR(S)
Comstock, David
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Jun2006, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the case Becerra v. Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City which led to the examination of fire department practices in the U.S. The case was filed by the heirs of Aaron Becerra, the victim of the traffic accident committed by fire fighter Anthony Mots while he was responding to an emergency call. The lawyers focused on the department's training materials and policies with respect to emergency vehicle operations in response to dismissal request of Mots.
ACCESSION #
21387163

 

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