Unit 3 Case Study

As the chief of University City Fire Rescue, you have a council meeting tomorrow night.
This morning, a fatal traffic accident occurred involving one of your paramedics responding to an emergency. Click here for a copy of the news release about the incident and the subsequent charges against the paramedic. As the media is moving on this, you are preparing a memorandum advising the city council of the potential legal actions that may come against the paramedic and the department.

Your memorandum should highlight and cover all concerns involving the civil liability that can be directed toward your agency. Identify the differences between the criminal charges that have been filed and the possible civil liabilities. Describe potential civil liabilities and possible actions against the agency. The city manager has requested that you cite previous cases to assist the council in understanding the potential outcomes of this incident. Also, discuss plans that will be put in place to avoid future incidents and liability.

Your assignment should be at least two pages in length, not including your title and reference pages. Include at least two outside sources. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA guidelines. Be sure to use APA style throughout the assignment.

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