Union, NJ asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for New York

Q: Can a volunteer fire officer supervise career firefighters and career fire officers?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This sounds like something that an employment attorney might be more likely to know than attorneys in the posted categories - if there is a possibility the issue is addressed in a collective bargaining agreement or other employment-related contract. Municipal or administrative laws might not go into this level of specificity and detail. There is also a possibility the issue is left open, where if there is a multi-agency drill or emergency, coordinators could be left with the flexibility to designate personnel based on need on the spot. You could repost in Employment Law - the attorneys in that category are more knowledgeable with these types of issues and could probably offer more meaningful insight. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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