Fire Departments, Fire Districts, and EMS

Fire Law & EMS

Our firm offers a comprehensive array of services to address all of the needs of fire departments, fire districts, ambulance services and individual providers. We can handle most of your organization’s corporate, contract, litigation, regulatory and government relation needs. Our involvement in the fire and EMS service gives us an unparalleled ability to offer creative advice and solutions to address your issues. When we say that we wrote the book on fire department law, we mean it. Brad Pinsky has authored the popular “Fire Department Law & Management Resource Manual” used by hundreds of fire departments throughout New York State.

Fire Law & EMS Legal Services

The Group counsels providers in a variety of matters including:

  • General legal advice

  • Complying with state and federal laws and regulations

  • Drafting and revising corporate bylaws

  • Protecting directors & officers from liability

  • Bond Counsel (up to $5,000,000) and financing needs

  • Forming fire protection districts, fire districts and joint fire districts

  • Merging fire districts, fire companies and other Not-for-Profits

  • Drafting Human Resource Policies/Handbooks

  • Forming ambulance districts

  • Obtaining compensation for serious injuries to firefighters and personnel

  • Defending lawsuits brought by the public

  • Drafting and reviewing policies

  • Developing length of service award plans
  • Defending EMTs before the New York State Department of Health
  • Obtaining exempt status from state sales tax and federal income tax

  • Implementing ambulance billing services

  • Drafting corporate compliance plans

  • Obtaining certificates of need for ambulance services and municipalities

  • Contracting with municipalities

  • Purchasing equipment

  • Purchasing and improving real estate

  • Compliance with New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Act

  • Resolving internal disputes

  • Billing matters, including Medicare compliance and anti-kickback laws

  • Complying with labor laws and drafting employee policies, complying with HIPAA

  • and much more