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David "Chip" Comstock Jr. replied to Larry Lasich's discussion Expectation of privacy? Search warrents needed? in the group Fire Law Forum with Legal Experts
"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…"
Aug 9, 2011
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Aug 9, 2011
David "Chip" Comstock Jr. joined John Salka's group

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Whether you are the chief of a small career department, a volunteer company or a battalion or deputy chief in a large urban department there are issues and concerns that you have to deal with. Join us and share ideas and solutions with other chiefs.
Mar 20, 2009
David "Chip" Comstock Jr. replied to Todd McKee's discussion Non Union Departments in the group Fire Law Forum with Legal Experts
"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…"
Mar 20, 2009
David "Chip" Comstock Jr. replied to Dennis E Sampson's discussion suspensions without due process in the group Fire Law Forum with Legal Experts
"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…"
Feb 26, 2009
David "Chip" Comstock Jr. replied to Barry Aptt's discussion NFPA Standards and their legal powers in the group Fire Law Forum with Legal Experts
"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"…"
Feb 26, 2009
David "Chip" Comstock Jr. joined Brad Pinsky's group

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This group is dedicated to giving general answers to your legal questions. The forum is hosted by experts in fire service law throughout the nation. Attorneys will respond to issues posted on this site.See More
Feb 26, 2009

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111 South Main Street, Poland Ohio 44514
Western Reserve Joint Fire District
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At 6:45pm on October 5, 2008, John Bierling said…
Hello Chief,
I would like to send you some information about Incident Command Training which is critical to success when bad things happen. Would you please send your email address so I can send this information to you.
John Bierling
At 7:45pm on October 2, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Welcome, Please allow me to invite you to the group called Unique HazMat Incidents. Feel free to share your thoughts. Todd McKee

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