US lawyer and firefighter Curt Varone reports on injured firefighters suing the company responsible for an explosion where they were injured – Injured California Firefighters Sue Firms Responsible for Explosion (November 26, 2015).
I am reminded of an earlier post of my own – “Cop sues offender’s family” (May 22, 2013). These posts may be worth visiting (or revisiting). Assuming the California firefighters win it’s another example of a person being held responsible for the consequences of their actions which include exposing rescuers to danger. For rescuers, particularly those that may be affected by various limitations in workers compensation laws, it may mean that they have an alternative source of compensation to make good losses that they suffer in the course of their duties.