Use this code "U2EBR4PB" and get a 15% discount.

Legal Aspects of Emergency Services



Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Second Edition introduces members of the fire and emergency medical services to the legal system in the United States, showing them how various types of laws affect their work in emergency services.

After studying Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Second Edition, students will be able to identify situations in their work environment—whether at incident scenes or at the station—that reflect federal, state, and local laws, or may require the assistance of an attorney. The knowledge gained through this text can influence emergency responders’ words and actions in legally sensitive situations.

Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Second Edition progresses from a general foundation in the U.S. legal system to general types of laws, and then to the more specific types of laws affecting emergency services, covering the legal aspects of topics such as:

  • Patient privacy
  • Emergency medical care
  • Public information transparency
  • Technology use
  • Civil rights
  • Employment benefits
  • Employee safety
  • Employer-employee relations
  • Community rights

Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Second Edition also includes:

  • Decisions from influential court cases
  • Fictional case studies
  • Clarifications of tricky legal concepts
  • A sampling of state laws involving emergency services

Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, Second Edition is designed to provide fire and emergency services personnel with basic legal knowledge so that, when faced with a legal quandary. They may remember the core principles discussed throughout this book and recognize the need to seek qualified legal advice. It is a vital resource for those studying for promotion, individuals taking civil service examinations, fire science students, and existing practitioners.

About the Author

~~Greg currently serves as Dean for the School of Protective and Human Services at WCTC and has been in the position since February 2010. Prior to being named Dean, he served as Associate Dean of Fire and EMS Training at WCTC from August 2004 to January 2010. Greg is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin (he maintains an inactive status in California as well). He holds several degrees including a Doctor of Education, a Juris Doctor, and two Bachelor of Science Degrees (Fire Science Management and Industrial Engineering). Greg also has volunteer and career/paid firefighting and EMS experience dating back to 1992. He has served with several departments in various capacities that included not only fire suppression and EMS duties. But as a fire inspector, fire cause and origin investigator, line officer, public relations director, and union representative. Greg is currently a member of the Hartland Fire Department in Wisconsin, teaches legal aspects courses as an adjunct visiting professor at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), and also is a governor-appointed member of the State of Wisconsin EMS Board.

Table of Content (View Now)

Chapter 9: Employee Safety, Health, and Benefits (View Now)

Author Interview with Gregory West (View PDF Now)

Additional information

Weight 1.56 lbs
Dimensions 8.4 × 0.7 × 10.8 in
Open chat
Use Coupon Code: "MXNJAA9U" Get 15% OFF