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Legal Aspects of Emergency Services – Topeka, KS

March 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


This program covers the legal aspects of fire and rescue service – both career and volunteer. Don’t worry, this program is in firefighter’s language, not legalese, and is designed to help keep fire departments and fire service personnel out of legal trouble.

You will learn about the American legal system and the various laws and regulations pertaining to the fire and rescue service in your jurisdiction. Through engaging discussions and demonstrations you will learn about the deposition process and trial testimony, learn practical tips and tricks for preparing for a deposition.

We will also discuss current hot topics such as workplace harassment/discrimination, wrongful terminations, embezzlement, social media pitfalls, dealing with photographers and videographers on scene, and much, much more.

Lead Instructor: Pete Reid
Pete is a Captain with the Bluffton Township (SC) Fire District. He previously served as a Fire Lieutenant and Paramedic with the Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue Department. He is also a practicing attorney admitted to the South Carolina Bar and Registered to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Pete began his legal career in 2002 and his emergency service career in 2006. Pete is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Pete is also an IFSAC Hazardous Materials Technician and Nationally Registered Paramedic. Pete has merged his fire and EMS knowledge with his legal knowledge to develop custom training programs for fire and EMS services, and has worked as a consultant for several fire and EMS agencies to develop their documentation, reporting and compliance policies and procedures.

Registration & Fees
Registration is $25 per person, unlimited classes. Please register in advance.
To receive a confirmation letter for the fire school, you must register at
Participants must be 18 years of age to participate in this school
Please bring your Fire ID badge
Registration will be located just inside the atrium of the Ramada
Late registrations and walk-ins are always welcome


March 18, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Topeka Fire Department – State Capital Area Firefighters Association
420 SE 6th Street
Topeka, KS 66607 United States


State Capitol Area Firefighters Association Annual Fire School