Rare prosecution of fire department s...

Rare prosecution of fire department sparks angst over liability, funding

There are 1 comment on the Weyburn Review story from Dec 18, 2011, titled Rare prosecution of fire department sparks angst over liability, funding. In it, Weyburn Review reports that:

A rare prosecution involving a small Ontario town's volunteer fire department has ignited concern among firefighters that legal hazards may now be among the dangers they face in responding to emergencies.

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#1 Dec 18, 2011
39 min ago | 680News

... laid under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Now that the prosecution has made its case in Ontario court in Owen Sound, Ont.,

the defence is calling for the judge to throw the case out for lack of evidence. A decision is under reserve. The ...

... possible litigation, is that going to make them second-guess their rescue decision?"

said Mike Molloy, chief of the Meaford fire department now being prosecuted.

The case stems from an early morning restaurant fire in September 2009 when volunteer ... Comment?


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