"I believe the answer to this question would depend on knowing additional facts. What exactly was searched? As employees share the room, what is the expectation of privacy? Does the FD have any disclaimers? I can state that any time a governmental…"
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"In Ohio- city, village, township and district firefighters are protected by the Ohio Revised Code. For example, see RC Section 505.38 for Township/district employees. A firefighter is entitled to a hearing. However, asking someone to resign avoids…"
"Every firefighter who has some vested right as a quasi public employee may be entitle to due process before termination--whether a paid or volunteer firefighter. However, due process may simply mean the ability to tell your side of the story after…"
"I don't think the ANSI adoption makes a difference, although there are certain private fire investigators who push NFPA 921 (they usually sit on the committee!) like it has the force of law. Many courts do use 921 as "the standard"…"
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