The “Fireman’s Rule” in Massachusetts

The "Fireman's Rule" in Massachusetts. Recent tragic losses of heroic firefighters remind us of the dedicated service of our first responders and our community’s need to not only to honor them, but to protect them and their families as well. It is a fight we have been fighting for decades. Believe it or not, most states deny these public servants and their families the right to obtain compensation from those who carelessly created the dangers to which they respond. This unjust edict, inaptly named the “Fireman’s Rule,” bars lawsuits by police officers, firefighters, and other professional rescuers (and their families) from [...]